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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, Cultural
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of those must see locations while visiting Dunedin. It is the steepest street in the world with houses on it. If arriving with camper van, make sure you leave it at the bottom and take the walk up there.

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We drove into the street after reading the 'no turning' sign and wondering why cars were being turned round to go out of the street. It seems cars don't or aren't allowed to drive up the steep hill. It wasn't such a thrill to see as I thought it would be. It looks more like a steep concrete path than... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Yep it's steep. Did not have enough time to walk up it but it looks very steep. Had a little four cylinder car so didn't want to bother the AA for a recovery. Cost nothing so a must visit if nothing else.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Standing at the bottom of Baldwin Street in Dunedin, it is easy to think - "I've seen streets steeper than that at home!". The deceptive aspect of Baldwin Street is that the steepest section is part way up the incline, while the lower level is a gradual rise. It is not until you see those intrepid souls who have ventured... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

It may be the steepest hill in the world, but the whole of DUNEDIN is full of hills just like it ... All good for getting a work out , good to walk down . Up!???

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

then take a hike up the steepest hill in the world. it has stairs up the steepest part so that helps and there is a water fountain once you reach the end/top of the street. was fun but if you have sore knees take it slowly coming down the hill

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Decided not to drive the rented car up the slope, as I am not sure if the brake will function properly on its way down. The street is really really steep, easily beating the one in San Francisco. We walked up and have to admit that it is a bit of struggle towards the end......but it's real fun and a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Baldwin St is a well known iconic Dunedin landmark. It is a residential street and only 350meters long, but with a 35% gradient. You can walk up it, run up it, drive up (for those with a bit of driving ability - don't forget you'll have to turn around at the top) and if you time it right in July,... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The steepest street in the world is not for the faint hearted. You really need to walk this from the bottom to the top to really appreciate how steep it is. Remember this was built as an ordinary street because it was set down as a street on the early plan for streets in the new settlement of Dunedin in... More

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Auckland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Revenue collecting spot...Well worth doing, if you cant walk up, walk half way up or walk down, its fun and again the painted scene on the seat up top has certainly added to it

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