Time Required : 2-3 hours
Situated at the farthest south end of Otago, Sandfly Bay is regarded to be a spot of the densest fauna and wildlife in the entirety of Dunedin and Otago Peninsula. One may find fur seals and sea lions at abundance across the bay. The beach is famous for its high sand dunes and also to watch albatrosses in their natural habitat through the Royal Albatross center which is located nearby.
The gravel, uneven roads guides you to a separate wing called the Allans Beach which is widely known for it houses the rare and endangered species of sea lions called the Hooker Sea Lions. The beach sands make it a good spot for a walk or an evening stroll right in between the sound of crashing waves and the chirping of the local birds. The scenic view calls for photography of its greenery and wildlife.
Being the southernmost and remotest corner of the Otago Peninsula, the bay is dense in its flora and fauna. You are to find sea lions and fur seals here in abundance lingering and straying on the beach or across the dunes. There are no sandflies though, etymologically it suggests the heavy breeze that makes the sand fly.
It is also a natural habitat to the Yellow-Eyed Penguins that come ashore around dusk. There is also a wide range of local birdlife you can watch and listen to them humming in early hours of dawn and dusk.