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Aramoana-Heyward Point Walkway

Aramoana–Heyward Point Walkway follows coastal clifftops across farmland and through regenerating native forest to Heyward Point.

From Heyward Point there are spectacular views of the Otago Harbour mouth, Taiaroa Head and Otago’s east coast. Visitors may spot sea lions lazing on the rocks or in the sea below, and sea gulls nesting in the cliffs before returning the same way they came.

Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.


Aramoana–Heyward Point Walkway can be accessed from the end of Heyward Point Road or from Aramoana Road, 50 metres before Pari Street. Both entrances are located at the walkways southern end and visitors will need to return the way they came.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 2 hours return
Length: 5km return
Created: 28 August 1997
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, read the Heyward Point Track page on the Department of Conservation’s website.