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Seal Point to Sandfly Bay track

Information on Seal Point to Sandfly Bay track.

Seal Point

Sea lions, fur seals, penguins and beautiful dunes.

Track overview

  • Distance: 600m
  • Track type: Walking
  • Time: 15mins
  • Mountain biking: Not allowed
  • Dogs: Dogs not allowed
  • Difficulty: Moderate

About this track

Starting at Seal Point Road carpark. Travel down the gravel track through open farmland to the lookout and information point. The lookout gives spectacular views of Sandfly Bay, Sandymount and the surrounding sand dune habitats. Continuing from the lookout, the trail drops steeply down to Sandfly Bay. Once at Sandfly Bay, keep you eyes peeled for native wildlife including: sea lions (Whakahao), fur seals (Kekeno) and yellow eyed penguins (Hoiho). Please try your best not to disturb any of the wildlife and keep at least 10-15m away from the seals and sea lions because they can become aggressive!

Getting there

From Dunedin, drive down Highcliff Road. Turn right at Sandymount Road and right again at Seal Point Road and drive down to the end.

Seal Point web map

Know before you go

Sandfly Bay is home to yellow eyed penguins (Hoiho). If you spot a penguin, crouch down and try to remain hidden. To Yellow Eyed Penguins we look like scary predators and we don’t want to scare them away from their nests.

Fur seals (Kekeno) and sea lions (Whakahao) can be aggressive. It is important that you maintain a 10m distance from them and try not to encircle them.

Don’t leave valuables in the car because vehicles have been broken into.

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