Tunnel Beach Track, Dunedin

4.8
#3 of 45 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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  • Stunning views here but be prepared for a steep walk back up to the car park. Well kept track to walk on but best to have decent shoes rather than just jandels/thongs. Not fenced when you get to the c...  more »
  • Great walk down to the tunnel and then the beach. Safe swimming, great scenery all around. Very magic place. Would recommend sandshoes or walking shoes and lots of water. Steep walk up and down but re...  more »
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