The World's Steepest Street, Dunedin

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While touring Dunedin, make sure to stop by The World's Steepest Street, the steepest street in the world and one of the city's best-known landmarks. A result of urban planning more concerned with maintaining a grid pattern than with actual terrain features, the street plummets at an incredible 35-percent gradient on its steepest section. The world-famous attraction hosts several annual events, including a grueling race to the top and back down again. For any cyclist visiting Dunedin, conquering the street's slope will certainly earn some bragging rights. A visit to The World's Steepest Street represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dunedin travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Baldwin street is renowned for being the worlds steepest street, and boy oh boy is it steep! Some of the cars going up it had trouble! If you're going to walk it, you may find the right hand side slig...  more »
  • Once lived a couple of blocks away! Then it was just another street, albeit quite steep.It is now great fun to walk up, view the real steepness from the top. Easier to walk up than down! It pus San Fr...  more »
  • When in Dunedin you must go up Baldwin Street just to say that you have done it When driving up you feel that the car could tip backwards at any moment and if your car does not make it you are in trou...  more »
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  • Much steeper than I thought. There are quite some tourists driving on this street. Play safe!
  • Great experience. A must do stop
  • A nice walk and view, but always flooded with tourists and some can drive quite fast up and down it
  • Great place for random videos and photos. not to be confused with the other Steep Street in Dunedin.
  • Interesting to be where is officially called the steepest street in the world!