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Baldwin Street

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 41 attractions in Dunedin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Baldwin Street to watch the Cadbury's Jaffa Race (25,000 Jaffa chocolates hurtling down the world's steepest street!). The street itself was clean but due to the race it was really busy. Although aimed at children, it's actually hard for them to see the race and was far too busy for them to have a relaxed, fun time.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I thought driving up in our rental car would be fun, it wasn't! It's very very steep, I guess the worlds steepest didn't sink in for me. Going up was ok but turning around at the top is very dangerous. On the sat nav it looks like there is a street you can turn right and drive out, there isn't.... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Pro: Enjoy the fun that you've walked up and down the world's steepest street ! (or drive your vehicle all the way up) Con: Watch out for your knee, if you can't afford to walk up the steep street.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We thought this was a noval thing to do with the kids. Unfortunately, the adults struggled walking up, while our youngest showed us up and ran up, (showoff). At least there was a seat where the adults could catch their breath. A few cars did go up, but the real enjoyment was actually reaching the top by foot.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Don't go out of your way to see Baldwin Street, it is just a steep suburban street albeit a VERY steep one. Be warned that turning around at the top of the street can be tricky especially if there are a few cars ahead of you

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Cromwell
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fun, fun, fun. Visited during the school holidays and witnessed family groups puffing up the slope clutching their Cadbury bags of Jaffas. The orange balls were released at the top of the street to bounce down the street. Our youngest to were indignant about those visitors who, judging from their age, should have known better than to intercept the bouncing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No words for it, a must see. Steepest street in the world and it definitely lives up to it's name! Got to see it to believe it. Not for the faint hearted. Great way to tire the kids out and great for fitness! Great view from the top once you get there! Just a 10 minute walk from the Botanic... More

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Christchurch
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ain't for the fainted hearted. This street is so steep at one stage you'd think the earth is going upside down:) We didn't drive to the top even though we saw some cars claiming but I wouldn't advice to do that. The enjoyment is on the claiming to the top by walking the steep steps. Once you reach the "top"... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I thought San Francisco had the steepest street, but I was wrong. When you visit Dunedin, you must walk up Baldwin Street. It really is very, very steep. Don't try to run down, though - like a man did the day we were there. How foolish! He couldn't control his speed and fell badly, and had some serious injuries as... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Yep, it's steep. Walking to the top will allow your knees and panting lungs to tell you exactly how steep. This road is so steep the sidewalk has steps built into it to make walking up possible. Driving to the top might make you wish you hadn't, as turning around is difficult and who knows where the connecting road leads.... More

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