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The steepest street in the world and it's free!

Past middle age, replacement knee, not for me to walk! But I drove up egged on by my younger siblings! Racy red mazda, plenty of grunt, No problem! Half way up, starting to get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Past middle age, replacement knee, not for me to walk! But I drove up egged on by my younger siblings! Racy red mazda, plenty of grunt, No problem! Half way up, starting to get a little edgy! 3/4's of the way I felt if anyone moved we could flip backwards! Made it to the top to the cheers of fitter... More 

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Como, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Maybe looks interesting if thousands of jaffa are rolling down it. Otherwise a steep street in a rather dull part of Dunedin.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the 'must see' attractions of Dunedin city. From the bottom it certainly looks very steep and if you are game enough to walk it, it will soon prove to be just that! The hardest part may be coming back down as the path can get slippery. Bonus feature is the quaint shop offering certificates for climbing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Totally free (but buy a $20 certificate off the local bloke) and very entertaining. Can you walk to the top - Gradient 1 in 2!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Luckily it's not also the longest street in the world! Baldwin Street is a fun hike to the top. They have stairs in the right side of the road, which seemed much safer (especially on the way down). Watch out for cars - it is a residential street, after all. And be sure to check out the homes as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Doesn't take long, but really interesting. This is worth stopping at and it isn't really commercialized. Park at the bottom and take your time walking up the street. Given the grade, older people like myself, can move to the sidewalk as it turns to stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The steepest residential street in the world.....you've got to go, just to say you've been there and done that! It was a fun walk, not stressful at all. I found it was easier (and a great view) to walk up backwards. The trip back day is very quick but easy if you take the stairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It was fun to take photo here. If you take the photo with the road horizontally, the house will look strange and funny. You can get a souvenir coin($2) at i-site with the pattern of Baldwin street.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The steepest street in the world is well-worth a visit. But I feel the Dunedin Tourist Board or local community could do much more to cater for visitors to Baldwin Street. There needs to be an interpretation centre, with more information and a cafe, toilets and souvenir shop. There is so much untapped potential here with so many visitors. Don't... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Tip: take your selfies right before the crest of the hill, otherwise you don't get the full effect. Pretty good gift shop at the bottom of the hill.

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