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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  • We made the mistake of driving up on a pretty wet day and the car wheels were slipping on the last section. Of course once at the top we then had to drive back down so make sure your brakes are good. 
  • If you can ride a push bike up this road you are truly fit!. Our son rode both up and down this street 2015. Years 
  • The walk up is very steep-well it is the steepest street in the world. There are steps that start about 1/4 of the way up that are less straining than the incline. Everyone on our tour went to the cof...  more »
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  • Possibly a little bit over-hyped, this street was a neat visit. It is certainly extremely steep. One thing to be aware of though is that you can't drive up the street...we saw a couple of campervans that had gotten stuck since they assumed they could either drive up the street or have space to turn around. Be aware of parking. Otherwise this is a great tourist spot!
  • Very cool to see and walk up and down...there are stairs on the one side to walk up easier....careful crossing from cars whizzing up and down
  • Good views (and water fountain) at the top. Great photos to be had with angled houses when it first gets steep, on the right. Made it in under 7 minutes.
  • Must see when you are in Dunedin. As this is a public street it is astonishing and the best bit it is free!
  • A must visit. Might have to bring some ping pong balls next time lol