Tunnel Beach Track

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Tunnel Beach Track
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Stewarts Vacation
374 contributions
Dec 2021
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 carved rock tunnel built in the 1870s takes you to the beach. At high tide, there is no beach access so time your visit for low tide!
Written 31 December 2021
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spidernz
Gisborne, New Zealand160 contributions
Oct 2021
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 experience. The tunnel at the end was the cream on the cake. It was high tide, so we couldn't go any further than the tunnel, but we would happily do this again at low tide. (Actually, the walk back up was almost easier, as we took it slowly, because you need to, with lots of breaks!) Definitely worth a visit, something different from your usual 'beach.'
Written 15 October 2021
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Lynn L
168 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Impressive and stunning view. A good steep walk but it is all worth the effort. Good for cardio exercise too.
Written 16 September 2021
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand305 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Great place to visit, never been before even while living in Dunedin for years so was great to get the opportunity to go for a stroll and visit tunnel beach :)
Written 8 July 2021
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Karana190
Brisbane, Australia328 contributions
May 2021
We were there just after rain and found the track down extremely steep and rather slippery. We only went about halfway as I had worn the wrong shoes and was finding the going difficult. Definitely not a track for the unfit!!
Written 21 May 2021
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,530 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Beautiful short stroll to this unique beach. It’s all downhill on the way there and a steep uphill stroll for about 20 mins return. Views all the way on a wide well maintained tracks suitable for all abilities.
Written 16 May 2021
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Bex I
Silverdale, New Zealand123 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The views are stunning and worth the steep, very steep walk! The track from the car park is about 2 m wide and gravel. You need shoes with very good grip for the track and the rocks at the bottom. At the bottom you walk through a tunnel in the rock to the beach. Be careful, some of the large rocks near the beach are a bit wobbly. You should go while the tide is out to get through. Note there are rubbish at the start of the walk however nothing else for the rest of the track. Enjoy - we spent about an hour there.
Written 2 May 2021
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Happy Travels at Felicity 888
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions
Jan 2021
This is a lovely walking path that takes 30-minute (one-way). It is steep and becomes slippery after the rain. Visitors must wear comfortable walking shoes during their visit. However, I don't think it's good to bring young kids since of the seemingly tricky path.
Written 2 March 2021
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JedAfterthought
Levin, New Zealand184 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
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.
Written 3 January 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,067 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
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.
Written 16 December 2020
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