Signal Hill, Dunedin

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Walk or drive up Signal Hill for panoramic views of the city of Dunedin and Otago Harbor. Trek along the numerous routes through the extensive reserve, or head straight to the monument at the summit of the hill, commemorating the New Zealand Centennial of 1940. A multitude of well-signposted biking trails offer routes for cyclists of all abilities, sightseers and thrill-seekers alike. Use our Dunedin trip planner to add Signal Hill and other attractions to your Dunedin vacation plans.
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  • After visiting Baldwin Street (the world's steepest street), I drove up to the Signal Hill lookout, which is just a 10 minute drive from Baldwin Street. Thanks to the narrow road that prevent tour coa...  more »
  • We were in town for only one day from our cruise ship. A local friend drove us up to Signal Hill where we found stunning views of Dunedin. This is a very nice park area and monument that has walking a...  more »
  • What a gorgeous view!!! Absolutely stunning! Perfect photo opportunity for Dunedin and surrounding area.  more »
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  • After visiting Baldwin Street (the world's steepest street), I drove up to the Signal Hill lookout, which is just a 10 minute drive from Baldwin Street. Thanks to the narrow road that prevent tour coaches from going up, the Signal Hill lookout is blissfully free from tour groups and large crowds that plague Baldwin Street. In fact, when I was at the Signal Hill lookout, I was the only person there. There is a war memorial at the lookout, and there are great views of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. For the adventurous, there are mountain biking trails and hiking trails going down the hill. There is no toilet at the lookout.
  • Absolutely stunning. If there are clear skies, it is a must do in the evening as the sun sets. It gets very windy and cold so be prepared with warm clothes. There are also cycling tracks around the area.
  • Nice place and able to capture the beautiful view of Dunedin City. Unfortunately, strong wind causes me and my friends unable to stay long there.
  • Very good lookout point! Marvelous views of Dunedin. They could chop some of the trees back a bit though!
  • View of Dunedin is always amazing from here. Especially after a good hike, it's very satisfying
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