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Tunnel Beach Track

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Tunnel Beach Track

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Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin New Zealand
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An unrivalled tour package! Visit the stunning Larnach Castle, travel the beautiful roads of the Otago Peninsula and join special Monarch Wildlife Cruise. <br><br>Enjoy a 90 minute tour of Larnach Castle and it's beautiful grounds. Hear the scandalous story of early settler William Larnach and his family. Explore the beautifully restored castle, with it's original antique furniture and impressive craftsmanship throughout. Time is allowed for exploring the gardens or a quick snack from the ballroom cafe.<br><br>You'll then continue along the Otago Peninsula and your guide will give an interactive commentary along the way.<br><br>Hop aboard a Wildlife Cruise out through the entrance to the Otago Harbour. Enjoy close viewing of fur seals, royal albatross and other seabirds. Sometimes we spot sea lions, blue penguins &amp; dusky or hectors dolphins.
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JedAfterthought wrote a review 3 Jan
Levin, New Zealand185 contributions50 helpful votes
This is a fantastic track to an extraordinary coast but you must be prepared for a long hard slog back up the hill. We walked in drizzle and still loved it. Amazing weathered rock formations at the end of the steep descent. Time your visit for close to low tide if you want to go right down to the beach: but it is still stunning if the tide is unsuitable.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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422iana wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2,972 contributions138 helpful votes
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So close to the centre of Dunedin. It is a steep return, but well worth it for the views. There are no dogs allowed on the track. Head down the steps which were created for the Cargill family inthe 1870's. The track starts 150m above sea level.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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NigelHobbs wrote a review Nov 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand50 contributions13 helpful votes
We were visiting Dunedin for 3 days and had Tunnel Beach on our list to do. Really close to St Clair (10 min drive) you will find the entrance and a car park. The track is in excellent condition but it is step in parts. I was carrying our boy so coming up required a few stops. It’s picture perfect for photos and a great place to stretch the legs .
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Iryna wrote a review Oct 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand326 contributions101 helpful votes
Rather steep tracking on entry and going down. A walking pole is a good idea, especially on a windy day. The actual tunnel is a bit low so mind your conker. Beach below is somewhat boulders but OK. don't go too close to the cliff edges.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Neil B wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand937 contributions247 helpful votes
Great little excursion 10 minutes by car from central Dunedin. Well formed and maintained (but steep) path takes you from high on the headland down to a lookout over a rugged bay, where the pounding surf has eroded away the sandstone cliffs to create arches and pillars. From there, a rougher track takes you down and through a remarkable tunnel cut through the sandstone in the 1870s to access a rock-strewn beach. The day we were there was very windy, with crashing waves, so quite dramatic. The climb back up was long and slow (and we’re reasonably fit) but the hike was worth it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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