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Not a track for the unfit but worth the walk

We went here to visit the fur seals that are everywhere along the beach and in the dunes. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kylee r
Warkworth, New Zealand

Sandfly bay is a great place to visit when in Dunedin, my favourite time to go is at sunset. It's... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Not a track for the unfit but worth the walk”
5 Aug 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Seal Point Road | Otago Peninsula area, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-474 3300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here to visit the fur seals that are everywhere along the beach and in the dunes. The track is not bad going down but is is quite a hike coming back up. The top of the track has a wide path and goes...More

Thank kylee r
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Sandfly bay is a great place to visit when in Dunedin, my favourite time to go is at sunset. It's possible to see penguins coming in as well as sea lions sleeping on the beach. It does involve a steep short climb up a sandy...More

Thank LydiaW803
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is an amazing natural attraction. Great parking. A very good track down to the beach it is very steep. Please respect the animals and do not got near them to get an "amazing photo".

Thank alexaellen
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I was so excited to see this beach when I found out that sea lions are often spotted on the beach and when we went there we found 6-7 sea lions snoozing peacefully. Also, the beach is pretty amazing in itself! Gorgeous. Note: You are...More

Thank jessicatheexplorer
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is the best spot to roll down, or slide down the sand dunes. Been going here since I was a kid, and every visit usually ends up with my being winded, after a hard landing on the way down the dunes. Great walk in...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Got to be one of the best beaches in NZ. Near perfection. Seals use the beach at night & can be found lying in the soft sand or lying on the rocks. Easy to get down to from Seal Point Road but very hard to...More

1  Thank djcj
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Proper footwear is recommended for this beach. The first part of the trail is well gravelled and easy, but the last 1/2 of the trail is shifting sand which is no problem going down, but difficult to get back up. I am a fairly fit...More

1  Thank Mumma2015
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Been to the car park and looked across at the beautiful bay, but today walked down to the beach. There was a dead seal and sea lion having a sunbath. The sand dunes are quite steep and a decent climb back up, but take a...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

You can get good views over the bay from close to the car park but the beach itself is down steep sand dunes - great fun on the descent but an exhausting 15 minute climb back up. But it’s a wonderful beach with good sand...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Sandfly bay is beautiful but the track doesn't long before it gives way to sand dunes. The kids had a blast running up & down the dunes. There were sealions on the beach & easy to see but don't get to close. The walk back...More

1  Thank Kiwichick74
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