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 trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Didn't have a lot of time - so a quick visit. Wow - would love to re-visit in the sunshine - it was raining when we were there - but still a good visit.  more »
  • It is officially the steepest residential street in the world. At it's maximum the gradient is 1:2.86. That means for a distance travelled of 2.86 metres horizontally the elevation goes up by one metr...  more »
  • Worth saying you’ve been there to see it. But do feel sorry for the residents putting up with bus loads of tourists. More fun I’m sure to visit during the Jaffa race! Not much else to say - other than...  more »
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