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Tunnel Beach Track

Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-474 3300
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Challenge for the unfit

I am not a fit person and as beautiful as it is on the beach. The hike back up to the car park is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vel1317
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Great for exercise!!

This walk down and back is interesting, it really gets the leg muscles working. Make sure you take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shannon L
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“steep walk” (46 reviews)
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Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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+64 3-474 3300
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"low tide"
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"steep walk"
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"the cliff"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful beach"
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"secret beach"
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"actual beach"
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"sound of the waves"
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"return walk"
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"wear shoes"
in 5 reviews
"lambing season"
in 6 reviews
"great walk"
in 15 reviews
"reasonable level of fitness"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 16 reviews
"rock formations"
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"take your time"
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"walking shoes"
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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a fit person and as beautiful as it is on the beach. The hike back up to the car park is a real b*!@h. But perseverance got me back to the top. Personally I feel I would need to hit the gym...More

Thank Vel1317
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This walk down and back is interesting, it really gets the leg muscles working. Make sure you take some water with you. The views at the end of the walk are amazing and the little walk down to the beach is lovely.

Thank Shannon L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although it’s a bit of a walk down the track it is really worth it. Stunning part of the world. Track very well kept. History of the tunnel etc fascinating

Thank Graeme R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, easy walk down uphill all the way back. Well worth the walk there is a track in place now it used to be paddock. If you go at low tide you can go down through the tunnel and on to the beach....More

Thank Kathant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk but a tough uphill after. Also not great for little kids, especially runners as no safety fences for sheer drops. Very cool place to go though.

Thank sime_family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a bit of a tough walk back up from your desent ,,but so much worth the walk. Its truly an amazing place and the suprise of the tunnel to the beach makes it all the more exciting.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Definitely have a look. We spend about 1.5 HRs just taking photos of the view. The tunnel was a good experience since you can go through it and be at the bottom by the shore. It’s rocky down there after the the tunnel so wear...More

Thank awjose
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Great natural attraction. Fantastic views. But prepare for a pretty steep 20min walk back. Appropriate walking shoes is a must.

Thank louisehM7093UG
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Despite being born and bred in Dunedin and living there for 24 years we had never been to Tunnel Beach before until we bought our family here recently. Wonderful views on the way down, well maintained track. Kids had a great time going down the...More

Thank Mainlandergirl
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Some interesting rock formations and beautiful views. We only saw one other couple on the entire hike. Well worth it, even with the howling wind!

Thank Glbtrttr72
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Paradiseash
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Lee-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not! Ok to go down but very steep and uneven surface and you would need to be SUPER fit to push back up. Hard enough to walk up by yourself!
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Paradiseash
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Cam T | Reviewed this property |
For some parts of the track yes - If you have 4WD robust buggy you could... but it is gravelly and could be slippery in wet conditions ... also you won’t be able to get down the stairs at the end and it is sort of narrow
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schen1959
January 15, 2017|
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Response from PassarinhoAzul | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Friday days, catch the Corstorphine bus, getting off on the last stop on Middleton Road near Milford Street), then walk about 15 minutes to the start of the track. We're not allowed to included URLs here, so... More
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