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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  • Great fun trying to get to the top of this steep street! Sure tests how fit or unfit you are... PT delight!  more »
  • The steepest street in the world is in Dunedin. It's very steep and coming back down is like being on a roller coaster. We drove up the street and were surprised that it didn't go anywhere. We had to ...  more »
  • We are here with the car. In the beginning of the street can park your car. And it's true, it's very steep! It is worth to move up to run and from there to take a picture.
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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.
  • It is amazing and once a year they have the Jaffa race where candy gets rolld down the hill
  • Well it's steep. There is a water fountain at the top which is nice. Can't complain really.
  • Steep. What more can I say. Almost unbelievably steep. Hard work to walk up and a welcome bench at the top.

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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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