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Really interesting walk to Tunnel Beach

15 mins to Tunnel Beach, 40 mins back from Tunnel Beach, the walkway/track is STEEP. It is worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dunedin, New Zealand

If you like walks this is a great one. It is short - and steep!! The views are gorgeous and the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Gilly S
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-474 3300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

15 mins to Tunnel Beach, 40 mins back from Tunnel Beach, the walkway/track is STEEP. It is worth it, very spectacular and quite different from most other Dunedin beaches and coastline. N.B. This walkway is closed during lambing season, August to October.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you like walks this is a great one. It is short - and steep!! The views are gorgeous and the track really well kept. It's only a short drive from Dunedin and a great way to blow the cobwebs out of your hair :-)

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

You can spend some time here, but 1-2 hours is enough to explore this place. Not much of a beach, but mostly an easy hike down to a tiny beach. The tunnel is pretty cool leading down to the beach. Great place for astrophotography, if...More

1  Thank 13Neel13
Reviewed 28 July 2018

As long as you're prepared for the long walk down and the steep walk back up, it's totally worth it. The tide was in when I visited in the morning, so don't know if you can actually access the beach. This might not be possible....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Quite a walking challenge as it is steep, but it was worth it. What an interesting tunnel. Beautiful scenery too.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Mixed feelings on this place, the walk up and down is pretty steep in some parts which I didnt really enjoy. The pay off was the tunnel through to the rocky beach below which is amazing. Pros: The tunnel and views of the ocean. Cons:...More

1  Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great little walk down but a bit of a hike back up! You could watch the waves crashing against the rock for hours. Also, make sure you take the tunnel down to the beach, so pretty!

Thank jessicatheexplorer
Reviewed 17 July 2018

A must see if you're visiting Dunedin. It was overcast with big seas when we visited which made for very dramatic scenery. It's a bit of a walk so make sure you're wearing sturdy shoes. Also - if you've got small children in tow keep...More

Thank LouiseN1648
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Another instance we where thought the folks who rate trail difficulty in NZ must be having a laugh at visitors. Characterized as easy, this was actually super vertical, the trail descending very steeply to the top of the rock formation above the beach. We almost...More

Thank MgDginOZ
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had a fabulous time at tunnel beach! What an amazing place! The walk back up to the car is a workout but made me feel invigorated!

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25 February 2018|
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Response from Lee-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not! Ok to go down but very steep and uneven surface and you would need to be SUPER fit to push back up. Hard enough to walk up by yourself!
25 February 2018|
Response from Cam T | Reviewed this property |
For some parts of the track yes - If you have 4WD robust buggy you could... but it is gravelly and could be slippery in wet conditions ... also you won’t be able to get down the stairs at the end and it is sort of narrow
16 January 2017|
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Response from PassarinhoAzul | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Friday days, catch the Corstorphine bus, getting off on the last stop on Middleton Road near Milford Street), then walk about 15 minutes to the start of the track. We're not allowed to included URLs here, so... More