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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Where to stay in Dunedin

Many of the accommodations in Dunedin are based around the central George Street thoroughfare, including a wide range of hotels and hostels. Rental apartments represent a fine way to stay in Dunedin, and may appeal more to those wanting to stay on the move or take in the town and the surrounding landscape at their own pace. Campsites situated to the north and east of the town center give you more economical options, while motels cluster along the main highways, convenient if you're coming by car.
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  • Baldwin Street claims to be the steepest in the world with a 19% grade over 1200 linear feet, We walked up, We were surprised at how many other visitors were here. They came by the busload. The reside...  more »
  • The view from the top was worth the effort. It's incredibly steep and we completed it on foot and in the car (scary!). The certificate for $2 at the bottom was a nice momento.  more »
  • Baldwin street is the steepest street in the world. It was interesting to see a resident back into his driveway. Some of the houses look like they are leaning. It's fun to say you climbed the steepest...  more »
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  • Oh my goodness it's steep but fantastic. You definitely have to walk up at least part way up to full appreciate it. You get some great pictures too.
  • Fun side tour. Doesn't take long to see. More interesting if you actually climb it and jump while on it. Looking at it does not allow you to experience how steep it really is.
  • Nice photos. Can be dangerous when crowded with cars or reckless driver. I went up too slowly on a rainy day and my tires were skidding at various points.
  • Nice fun place to visit ... Never disappoints to bring visitors here
  • Well worth the visit. Don't forget to bring your jaffas!