This pristine and completely undeveloped beach is named after the SS Victory ship that sunk off its shores in 1861. It is also home to sea lions, fur seals, blue and yellow-eyed penguins.
At 3.5 kilometres, Victory Beach is the longest beach on Otago Peninsula. It is located alongside the Papanui Inlet and surrounded by sand dunes.
Victory Beach is located 24 kilometres by road from Dunedin CBD. Access is via a gravel road from Portobello. At the end of the road a 2 kilometre walkway leads you past the Pyramids.
The Pyramids are in the Okia reserve which is a mixture of wetland and dune country. They are made up of perfectly geometric basalt volcanic columns. Climb up the smaller one for views over the dunes and to see if there any sea lions about, but be careful as they can be quite aggressive towards pesky humans.
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