Take your pick; within just a few minutes drive you can explore historic Port Chalmers or go a bit further to reach Dunedin, with its Stadium, Art Gallery, shopping (for many, the shopping experience in Dunedin will be like stepping back into the past), surf beaches, wind surfing, and so much more.
Closer to home, there are some great walks in this area, and some fantastic wildlife to see.
Exploring the salt marsh on the Aramoana boardwalk
Aramoana to Haywards Point (outside of lambing season)
Shelly Beach to the wharf and back the long way