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Address: End of Tunnel Beach Road | Off Blackhead Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Description: Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private...
Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private land (closed 1st August to end of October, for lambing). In the 1870's it was farmed by John Cargill, he had a tunnel dug to allow his children to access the beach. The beach itself has stunning sandstone formations, some resident pidgeons, Sea caves and some very old graffiti.
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Well worth the walk down the hill to explore this area. Find the tunnel down to the beautiful beach. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk down the hill to explore this area. Find the tunnel down to the beautiful beach. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Its a steep and beautiful walk. Good shoes are a must. Its best to go during low tide so you can get right down to the beach. Its probably best to avoid after a heavy rain fall as the track could be quite muddy. Its free and beautiful and definitely a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went there for the sunrise. Not a hard trek down to the tunnel and the trail was well maintained. Steps in the tunnel were concrete, and were a little slick in spots.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have walked down to Tunnel Beach, not so keen on the walk on the way back, but the views and the beach are lovely as long as its a good day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wow was definitely not expecting such a nice spot with amazing Rock & cliffs cut out by the ocean waves, to look as good as it did. The tunnel cut out of the rock to get to the beach was pretty cool too. Definitely worth the hike back up the track to checkout this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Being slightly injured, the steep slope down to the area was somewhat scary, but totally doable and totally worth it! As long as you have steady footwear and your knees can bend, this is a must do for the scenery alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Tunnel beach was stunning. It is a little bit of a hike but well worth it. Beautiful beach, crashing waves, and views you will not forget.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place is a must for adventurous sight-seers. Be sure to take your cameras and leave you small children and elderly or unfit freinds at home because this walk requires reasonable fitness and extreme care down a tunnel and by treaceherously steep cliff drops. If this place was in Europe a restaurant would be charging good money at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great stroll on the east coast, just south of Dunedin. Fantastic views. As for the tunnel, fantastic to think a father in the 1880's would make this tunnel, maybe 40 metres long, so his family could access the fantastic beach at the other end. Shame one of his daughters was drowned here. A steady climb back up the path to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You can feel the waves smashing at the cliffs, really impressive place you will love it. Too many tourists at some time but a must see around dunedin.

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Address: Address: End of Tunnel Beach Road | Off Blackhead Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin

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