View of Cape Saunders from Sandymount

Image: John Barkla | DOC


Walk to Sandymount and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline.

Track overview

1 hr loop

Walking and tramping

2.5 km return Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

Closed for lambing from 1 September to 23 October.

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Lovers Leap: 50 min return
Sandymount Circuit: 1 hr return
Sandymount to Sandfly Bay: 45 min 

The loop track begins at the car park at the end of Sandymount Road. After 1 km the track arrives at a viewing point with views to the northeast over Allans Beach, Hoopers Inlet, Mount Charles and inland to Harbour Cone.

You can continue around the coastline or take the track to Sandymount summit. The summit gives spectacular views of Otago Peninsula’s coastline and cliff tops. Another marked route provides alternative access to Sandfly Bay.

Getting there

Turn off Highcliff Road onto Sandymount Road. The track begins at the end of the road.

Know before you go

The nearest toilets are in Macandrew Bay.

Don't leave valuables in your car, as there have been break-ins.


Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 The Octagon
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
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