Tunnel Beach Track, Dunedin

4.8
#3 of 42 in Outdoors in Dunedin
Discover the wild and isolated beauty of Tunnel Beach Track, carved by the sea from the surrounding sandstone cliffs. Descend the winding track, starting 150 m (490 ft) above sea level and passing through the sandstone itself, and find yourself surrounded by sheer cliffs, rock arches, and caves beaten for ages by the relentless sea. Commissioned in the 1870s by a local politician, the tunnel allows visitors to use the otherwise inaccessible beach. Walk with care and wear shoes suitable for steep and slipery terrain. Add Tunnel Beach Track to your Dunedin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dunedin trip app.
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  • A steep trek up and down but totally worth it!! The view is incredible and the beach itself is remote, clean and stunning!! Be prepared for some rock hopping to get down to the beach itself.  more »
  • After a steepish descent you are rewarded with views of impressive cliffs over-looking the great expanse that is the Pacific Ocean. Take time to absorb nature's beauty and the forces that created...  more »
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