Aramoana Boardwalk and saltmarsh
Image: Laura Honey | DOC


The Aramoana Boardwalk and saltmarsh experience, and other short walks from Aramoana on the edge of Otago Harbour, suit all ages and abilities.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

20 to 45 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Aramoana Boardwalk

This track to the boardwalk and saltmarsh starts at the back of the Aramoana Domain on Moana Street. It goes through the Aramoana Ecological Area and winds through native dune and saltmarsh vegetation.

The viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk is a great place to enjoy the rich variety of life on the salt marsh. You can also observe bird life on the mud flats and the range of shipping that passes in and out of the harbour.

Other walks

These short walks all begin at the end of Moana Street.

Moana St – Aramoana Spit
Time: 45 min (return)
Distance: 3 km (return)

Moana St – sea wall
Time: 15 min (return)
Distance: 900 m (return)

Moana St – Aramoana mole
Time: 30 min (return)
Distance: 2.5 km (return)

Getting there

From Dunedin and then Port Chalmers, follow the road out to the Aramoana settlement and park by the Domain on Moana Street.

Know before you go

Dog access: Dogs are allowed on Spit beach, south of Keyhole Rock, but must be on a lead. Dogs are not allowed north of Keyhole Rock.


Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Address:   50 The Octagon
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