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Address: End of Tunnel Beach Road | Off Blackhead Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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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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A hidden treasure

What a pleasant surprise to come to this walkway down towards the cliffs and the great views. so interesting to walk down through the tunnel and come out a a hidden beach. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

What a pleasant surprise to come to this walkway down towards the cliffs and the great views. so interesting to walk down through the tunnel and come out a a hidden beach. Very good to be the at low tide to explore the beach a bit .

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find, good parking, and an improved track enhance the experience. Best on a fine sunny day. Try to work it in with a full tide, and a wind coming from the south. The sound of the sea is fantastic. A reasonable level of fitness is required, along with boots/sound footwear.

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dunedin
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a local I am sorry to say it took me far too long to visit Tunnel Beach. It is fantastic. Great story too

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an awesome outing for the family. The boys loved it. I got a little scared when they were getting a little close to the edge of the cliff!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to visit. Very easy to get to. We went on a sunny wintery day - the colours of the sea and land were gorgeous. The beach was quite dramatic when we were there - lots of sea spray. Care needed not to slip on steps or get soaked on the beach by spray! Easy walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a short trip out of town, lots of parking (altho ensure you leave no valuables inside your car). Depending on your fitness, the walk down to the beach could take up to 15 minutes (more on the walk back up). It is a well sealed track but is steep in locations. The views on the way down are great... More 

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Thank Brett H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tunnel beach is amazing. a private beach that disappears at high tide, with even a great picnic area on top! If you bring kids, you will constantly be telling them to get back from that cliff edge, or off that massive rock, but even though its well known, it feels like your own little secret beach. Beware of the walk... More 

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Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Extraordinary view at the end of the tunnel. A piece of natural art. Could stay here for an hour just enjoying the view. Tunnel at the bottom of a hill, with difficult walk back up.

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Thank Riley P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

So its a little steep. To give this sensational, unforgetable destination 3 stars because of it is as moronic as giving the Taj Mahal 3 stars because they don't serve pizza.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stunning place. Brilliant views and only 15 minutes from the centre of town. Allow at least an hour overall. Wear strong shoes as its quite a steep walk.

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