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Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

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Steepest Street

Your trip to Dunedin won't be complete if you do not walk up Baldwin Street. Doesn't take too long and is a great workout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Royneel K
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Yes the street is very steep, it's a good walk to the top, ( you can drink at a fountain ) It's just missing some funny fact or picture from the "goffa balls" (75000 red ball (chocolate) dropped in the street by Canterbury)

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You have to experience first hand the steepness of this road. Was so impressed and would of liked to be able to stop at the top a bit longer and take photos but no place to stop and cars coming down all the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Your trip to Dunedin won't be complete if you do not walk up Baldwin Street. Doesn't take too long and is a great workout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a cool claim to fame for NZ and well worth a walk or drive up. Driving back down is a real experience, you really get a feel for how steep the incline is. Brilliant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Walked up to the very top of Baldwin Street. Great view from the top. Pace yourself, it is steep, but easy enough to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Did you know that the steepest street in the world is found in Dunedin, New Zealand? The street is named Baldwin St., after William Baldwin who subdivided the area. He must have been quite a steep guy! The incline is 161.2 meters in length, climbing a vertical height of 47.22 meters. This results in an average gradient of 1 to... More 

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Port Pirie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Steepest in the world, ignore what the US have, this is steeper and great views when you make it to the top, don't try to run up it you wont make it all the way!!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Supposedly the steepest street in the world. Pity we couldn't drive up it like you used to be able to do. Apparently no where to turn around once you get up there.A good walk to the top though. Worth a look.

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Ulladulla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Worth a look and climb when frost free. See how planners can get it wrong when they don't visit a site and put roads through willy nilly.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I think we went there because one should see at least while in Dunedin. It is steep, no doubt. Pretty cool. As a runner I tested my physical fitness and ran up to have it off of my bucket list. We did not drive our rental car up; it was fun enough to watch the others who tortured their probably... More 

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