Tunnel Hill

Tunnel Hill, Owaka: Address, Tunnel Hill Reviews: 4/5

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RAFwherever
Auckland91 contributions
Interesting Engineering
Apr 2021
It's a very short walk from the car park, and the history is interesting. But a tunnel is a tunnel. Take a torch.
Written 30 April 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,226 contributions
Interesting from a historic viewpoint - kids will love going through it
Apr 2021
Very short walk from carpark - take a torch or your mobile to see your way in the tunnel. It was excavated by hand back in 1891 for a rail tunnel but was never used. Not a must see but interesting anyway
Written 22 April 2021
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Kiwiintheus
Levin, New Zealand176 contributions
Good parking, and a good track
Feb 2021 • Couples
Easy track down to tunnel, take a torch or use the torch on your phone. We were impressed with how well built this tunnel is with large blocks on the bottom and bricks from half way up and across the arched roof. Pity there is graffiti inside.
Written 1 March 2021
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand341 contributions
Worth 15 minutes
Feb 2021
A short walk gets you to this abandoned railway tunnel. Whilst a torch is recommended, the train tracks have gone so the walk is easy even in the dark.
In these Covid times I can say " there is light at the end of the tunnel"
Written 23 February 2021
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kcmitchel
Masterton, New Zealand25 contributions
great place in the rain
Feb 2021
Well signposted, clear of litter good parking great activity in the rain, informative storyboard. Weell benched easy track , gravel and drianed slight slope but very manageable.
Written 15 February 2021
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Michelle T
Timaru, New Zealand520 contributions
Creepy but cool
Feb 2021 • Solo
Decided to walk through here...it was a little creepy but also rather cool. Had my wee dog with me for company. Not a long walk through and there was graffiti on inside of tunnel. Definitely recommend a torch
Written 10 February 2021
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Aaron W
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
quick 10 minute walk
Jan 2021
a quick 10 minute walk while travelling through the catlins. nothing terribly exciting as there wasnt any glow worms or anything else distinguishing about this tunnel, but from a history perspective midly interesting.
Written 29 January 2021
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand741 contributions
Historic Site
Jan 2021
A little fun detour than anything particularly significant. A short track allows you to walk through a historic train tunnel (and back).
Written 14 January 2021
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,417 contributions
Worth the walk
Jan 2021 • Couples
Take a torch with you and go on the short walk to see this historic tunnel. Kids will love it. Make the effort to walk right through the tunnel to the other end. Plenty of parking available.
Written 13 January 2021
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Ali
10 contributions
A quieter place to go
Jan 2021
Very good and quick thing to do especially if you like history and engineering, only takes 5 mins to walk to the entrance
Written 13 January 2021
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