Okia Reserve

Okia Reserve, Dunedin: Address, Okia Reserve Reviews: 5/5

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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand996 contributions
Victory Beach and The Pyramids
Oct 2020 • Couples
Really cool expansive and isolated beach on the Otago Peninsula.

The car park is at the end of an unsealed road about a 10 minute drive from Portobello. From the car park you can see the two “pyramids” but then it’s about a 35 minute walk along a track through farmland, past the base of The Pyramids, to the beach.

The beach is stunning - a long curve of white sand, with the surf crashing in. No sea lions or yellow eyed penguins in sight the day we visited but still a good walk.
Written 6 October 2020
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Diovt
Panton, VT76 contributions
Outstanding!
Jan 2020
This is a magical place off the beaten path. The trek is about 2 kilometers if you take the direct route to Victory Beach, which is the longest beach on the Otago Peninsula. We took the longer loop track stopping first to climb the small "pyramid" which gave an amazing view of the whole valley. In the base of the pyramid is a cave where Maori warriors were taken to heal. The dunes are considered "relic dunes" and are several thousand years old. The rock formations are amazing especially the "rosette" on a cliffside. Be sure to grab one of the guides located in a box at the stile into the preserve, don't forget to return it when you leave. We made a second trek in at 8 PM hoping to see the yellow eyed penguins come out of the sea. We did not but we did see tracks. Our hike back to our car with headlamps at 10:00 PM was special.
Written 25 January 2020
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,002 contributions
Afternoon Stroll
Oct 2019 • Couples
Afternoon walk down the Peninsula. Second time doing this walk. They now have laminated guides which you can return to the box. Pictures attached of them. The loop once you get to the wetland, but you can shorten the trip. Went to the top of the pyramid great views.
Written 2 October 2019
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Hester J
Billings, MT37 contributions
Beautiful isolated beach
Jan 2019 • Family
the 1.5 mile hike to the beach is well worth it. Beautiful flora, lots of birds, even saw some stoats. Saw tracks from seals and sea lions but no penguins the day we went. try to go at low tide to see the shipwreck 'Victory".
Written 20 January 2019
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,002 contributions
Nice Evening walk
Jan 2018 • Family
Will be coming back to this place after doing a tour of the Albatros colony. It is about a 50-minute walk to the beach one way and you can do a loop that would be about 3 hours or longer if you choose to continue up and down the beach. The path is flat to the Pyramid and then thought the wetlands and was slightly muddy during summer so wear good shoe and you come out on a beautiful beach where hardly anyone will be on a really sunny day. There is a shipwreck down the beach and it suggests to climb the pyramid to get great views but we did not do that. Beautiful area and is not far from Portabello, on a gravel road, but it is in decent condition.
Written 19 January 2018
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