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Amazing view & walking

It was great experience!!! Looks fantastic. Definitely strong recommendation. One more tip, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dreamnz1210
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Amazing views and spectacular waves

This is a reasonably good walk.. Fairly steep on return so a good level of fitness is needed. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Agatha7601625
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 March 2014

After reading of some reviews & seeing pictures I decided to go to Tunnel beach during my short stay in Dunedin. Im glad I did the journey although it took more time because I was going with public bus & by foot. I traveled with...More

9  Thank rbbrno
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is no secret beach with a hidden tunnel - there are so many tourists that the car park might be full and you might have to queue for the tunnel. And the beach is more of a pule of rocks against the cliff. The...More

2  Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was great experience!!! Looks fantastic. Definitely strong recommendation. One more tip, the parking space is quite small street so try to go early time. Wearing walking shoes.

Thank dreamnz1210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a reasonably good walk.. Fairly steep on return so a good level of fitness is needed. But the views and experience with the wildness of nature is worth it. Be careful at the ledges.. Quite a long drop

Thank Agatha7601625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little beach overlooking gargantuan rocks and greenery. The tunnel was hand carved for a family in the 1800's so a family could swim with a bit of privacy - and that is indeed what they got! It was a very very steep climb back...More

Thank infinitewanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tunnel Beach walking track just out of Dunedin past St Clair Beach, takes you along a spectacular coastline down a steep track to this amazing hand carved tunnel in the rock to a rocky beach. Easy walk down but much longer to get back up,...More

1  Thank 58jnapper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A steep climb down and up from the car parking offers a fun and slippery climb down a hand hewn tunnel to a hidden beach with local history woven into it. Be careful around the edges and of incoming waves and tide.

Thank SScheibel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The track is step and can be a tough slog but the views are great on a good day! At low tide you can go through the tunnel onto the beach which is cool! I love the rugged coast look and I stormy seas it...More

Thank hjsgems
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Our group went there today. The track has been fenced on both sides, so is no longer closed for lambing

Thank BrianR44
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is such a beautiful place to visit. It has access down to the beach and all the views are spectacular. It's quite the walk back up so you need a reasonable amount of fitness but so worth the walk.

Thank angecreahan
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was a trek down to a beautiful tunnel through to the beach, then you had to get back up... Not for the faint hearted! although a beautiful beach and natural wonder. Thanks to the private owners that allow access :)

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Tunnel Beach is stunning. The climb down is well worth the views up and down the coastline. Be brave and walk out onto the natural arch. Climb down the steps to the private beach. If you go at low tide you can even get into...More

Thank K H
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JadeKeen
11 October 2018|
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Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answer. It’s very steep for adults so a pushchair might be a good idea unless you want to carry them most of the way up or down. It’s also quite far down to the bottom
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Paradiseash
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!
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Paradiseash
25 February 2018|
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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
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