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“Unique beach in an area of beautiful beaches”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tunnel Beach Track

Tunnel Beach Track
Ranked #6 of 105 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Buffalo, NY
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“Unique beach in an area of beautiful beaches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found this beach in our NZ Frenzy book and had to go. A couple of suggestions if you decide to go. One, go around low tide to access the tunnel. Two, the gravel path is steep. I wore Tevas and slid on the gravel and scraped my knee. Sturdy shoes would be better. Three, the trip back up is a steep ascent.
The path down winds its way to the cliffs and land bridge over the ocean and there are spectacular views on the way. Walking on the land bridge feels like an end-of-the-earth experience, but care should be given around the cliffs as it can be very windy.
When you find the tunnel, walk down inside to the cove at the bottom. It is like a secret beach surrounded by crazy limestone formations. You can get great pictures of the rocks and the surf. We sat a while on a rock just enjoying this special place.
We loved our visit here and can highly recommend it when in Dunedin.

Visited February 2013
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“incredible”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

brave the steep long walk to see a real strange rock formation that doesnt seem real - its worth it- not far out from the city

Visited April 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“steep but inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

a hell of a climb back to the car up the path, but an astonishing example of geology in action, make sure you find the tunnel and head down to the beach, and take spare camera batteries... there is a lot to see

Visited May 2013
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herndon, va
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“you feel like you're part of a magical secret :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

go within 1 hour before/after LOW tide to feel like you're part of a magical secret. the walk to the tunnel is so beautiful, the tunnel feels like you're entering a very special place, and the beach itself is small enough that you get a perfect feeling of intimacy and isolation. the sandstone "art" completed by mother nature is just breathtaking. speaking of "breathtaking"... leave enough time to ascend to the car park at a comfortable pace; it's steep.
BONUS IDEA: bring a light picnic and someone you'd like to smooch. ;)

Visited March 2013
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mosgiel
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“What a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had a great walk and enjoyed showing overseas friends this attraction. It costs nothing and you get some exercise in the bargain.

Visited March 2013
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