Family walking on the board walk at Aramoana
Image: DOC


It’s time to hit the beach! You might come across some seals and if you’ve got keen eyes you might see a majestic royal albatross/toroa. What creatures live in a salt marsh? And what’s this about a bear? We don’t have bears in New Zealand do we?
  • Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk to the tidal salt marsh and the viewing platform at the end − what wildlife can you spot?
  • Build a sandcastle along the beach and decorate it with shells that you can find.
  • Take a dip in the sea when it’s hot, try your skills at bodyboarding.
  • Watch New Zealand fur seals/kekeno (from a safe distance of course!) at the end of the mole -  is it smelly?

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 1,548K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. Hint, walk to the viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk that starts from the back of the Aramoana Domain on Moana Street. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Aramoana is 25 km from Dunedin on SH 88. Follow the road to and past Port Chalmers.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Aramoana code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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