Tunnel Beach Track, Dunedin

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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Discover the wild and isolated beauty of Tunnel Beach Track, carved by the sea from the surrounding sandstone cliffs. Descend the winding track, starting 150 m (490 ft) above sea level and passing through the sandstone itself, and find yourself surrounded by sheer cliffs, rock arches, and caves beaten for ages by the relentless sea. Commissioned in the 1870s by a local politician, the tunnel allows visitors to use the otherwise inaccessible beach. Walk with care and wear shoes suitable for steep and slipery terrain. Add Tunnel Beach Track to your Dunedin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dunedin trip app.
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  • The path is steep but in good condition and the return trip can easily be completed in an hour. There are stunning views of the coast - cliffs, sea stacks and an arch. At the end of the track, a hand....  more
    The path is steep but in good condition and the return trip can easily be completed in an hour. There are stunning views of the coast - cliffs, sea stacks and an arch. At the end of the track, a hand....  more »
  • Wow this was steep, but totally worth it. Going down was harder than coming back up, but the views are spectacular. 20 mins down (slowly) and 30 plus back up. Went at sunrise and loved the... 
    Wow this was steep, but totally worth it. Going down was harder than coming back up, but the views are spectacular. 20 mins down (slowly) and 30 plus back up. Went at sunrise and loved the...  more »

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