Tunnel Beach Track, Dunedin

4.8
#3 of 44 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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  • this is one of my favorite walks in the world, for the views and the high dramatic rocks and of course the tunnel which was carved to go down to the beach from great heights. This walk has gotten more...  more »
  • It's one of the best places to travel on the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and it's a shame that the photos don't capture the scenery and the excitement. It was a great place to stay.
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