View of Cape Saunders from Sandymount

Image: John Barkla | DOC

Introduction

Walk to Sandymount via the Chasm and Lovers Leap and get 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-15 October.

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

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

Start at the car park at the end of Sandymount Road. After a short diversion via The Chasm, continue on to Lovers Leap. 

The side track to Sandymount Summit gives spectacular views of Otago Peninsula’s coastline and cliff tops.

Another marked route provides alternative access to Sandfly Bay via sandhills. 

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.

Contacts

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 The Octagon
Dunedin
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
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