Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World

Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World

Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baldwin Street is officially the steepest residential street in the world! Make your mark and conquer Baldwin Street today! Check out baldwinstreet.co.nz for more information about this amazing world icon. There's lots of neat things you can there such as taking a virtual tour or checking out our live street cam! You can even book yourself a private Zoom Tour! Stuck at home? Fear no longer! BOOK NOW and make your mark!
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  • Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom8,216 contributions
    Worth a visit
    This street claims to be the steepest street in the world and it is indeed very steep. We managed to walk up the lower section but it is the upper portion where the incline really kicks in. We visited fairly early one morning before all of the tourists arrive which was ideal. Well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,912 contributions
    Walk , Don't Drive
    I had an odd feeling I had ben on steeper streets but I drove up it, had dicciulty turning around and down it. It was steep witha 35% gradient in places but down the bottom it looked like any other small hill side street. But Dunedin needs some claim to fame and this is it. Worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Tina
    Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand5 contributions
    It's steep...
    On our way out of Dunedin we had to stop at this Spot and it didn't disappoint. We were lucky and very few people were there. We walked up the top definitely a must if you go. Good exercise to start the day 😂. Kids had fun and we also got certificates for them they are so cute. Worth a stop while in Dunedin.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 January 2024
  • Michael C
    Derby, United Kingdom1,981 contributions
    Ridiculously steep
    Unfortunately, it was pouring with rain when we reached the bottom of this ridiculously steep street. Despite the rain we walked up to the start of the steepest stretch but then decided that attempting to climb any further was going to pit too much strain on our hearts and limbs. Nevertheless, this is s fascinating stretch of road.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2024
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,981 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately, it was pouring with rain when we reached the bottom of this ridiculously steep street. Despite the rain we walked up to the start of the steepest stretch but then decided that attempting to climb any further was going to pit too much strain on our hearts and limbs. Nevertheless, this is s fascinating stretch of road.
Written 14 February 2024
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Kenneth R
Los Angeles, California65 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
If you want to check off a bucket list of the world's (adjective) (noun), do check off this world's (steepest) (street). It was a sheer pleasure to see the realm of this adjective.

If you are in Dunedin, there is no excuse for you NOT to miss it!!!
Written 27 January 2024
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Tina
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
On our way out of Dunedin we had to stop at this Spot and it didn't disappoint. We were lucky and very few people were there. We walked up the top definitely a must if you go. Good exercise to start the day 😂. Kids had fun and we also got certificates for them they are so cute. Worth a stop while in Dunedin.
Written 18 January 2024
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H&P
Manchester, UK24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Baldwin Street is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Dunedin. It doesn’t take long (and costs nothing) but it’s great for photo opportunities and, after all, it holds a Guinness World Record!
Written 4 November 2023
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uncleremus2016
Christchurch, New Zealand59 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
Can now tick this off bucket list. Did as a group of medics covering FIFA WWC and we all made it. Great thing to say you've done it but certainly not easy. Was inspired by group of 70+'s coming down when we arrived at bottom.
Written 3 August 2023
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
Feb 2023
Yeah so at the end of the day it's just a steep street you take a picture of and move on from, but these are the sorts of places you want to go to on holiday surely? You don't go all the way to Dunedin then say you couldn't be bothered to check out it's main claim to fame?
Be careful though as it is quite a bit out of town and not walkable, in my opinion, from downtown area. So you need to get a bus out here or be on a tour.
Good stop for photographers to take the 'leaning house' shot against a straight road view and a nice touch to see Hooper's Step at the top.
There are flat, shallow stairs which are much easier on the knees for going back down. For going up it has to be the head down, bum out and tiptoe steps approach to be traditional. :-)
My only gripe, and why I took a star off, is that the tourist centre beside it has now closed down so you can't get the I Climbed the Steepest Street certificates anymore. Pity as I like to have a little souvenir rather than just take a photo.
Written 10 June 2023
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817sandramp
Adelaide, Australia300 contributions
Mar 2023
Hubby and myself walked up and down Baldwin Street, along with a bus load of tourists - he was huffing and puffing on the way up so we got a bit of a cardio workout - wouldn't want to live at the top of this street and I'd want good brakes on my car :)
We parked the RV in a street around the corner - there's no way you'd take it up there !
Written 4 June 2023
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,229 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
To be honest there's little to see. It's a residential street. It is, as billed, very steep indeed. Er...that's it. It's one photo, and you're done. Not worth going off your itinerary imho.
Written 6 May 2023
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Full-on touristy but fun.
Walking up the steepest street in the world…maybe, maybe not.
Nonetheless, it’s a good lung and leg burner.

Curious it’s not used by locals for workouts
Written 13 April 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,912 contributions
Mar 2023
I had an odd feeling I had ben on steeper streets but I drove up it, had dicciulty turning around and down it. It was steep witha 35% gradient in places but down the bottom it looked like any other small hill side street. But Dunedin needs some claim to fame and this is it. Worth a visit.
Written 1 April 2023
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