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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  • I went here one Sunday morning not many people around but some people walk up and one ran up but not me  more »
  • This was an interesting place to visit with some great photo opportunities . Our kids loved being able to walk up the street. It is definitely very steep! Please remember that this is a residential ar...  more »
  • This was a quirky and unique experience for all of us!! What fun - a must do in Dunedin!! Can’t do it anywhere else in the world!! Certainly was very steep!!  more »
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  • The steepest residential street. The street is not busy with cars, so a good location for a walk/hike up 200+ stairs. The view from the top is nice.
  • Idiots riding their bikes at remarkable speed. Cars speeding up and down. Over 1000 visitors a week. Extremely sore legs.
  • A challenge experience. Actually it's not that hard to walk up to the top and sitting on the chair at the top of the street is relaxing.
  • I can't believe someone thought placing a street here was a good idea once upon a time (blame the Scottish). But here we are and we have the steepest street in the world. Probably not best to climb on an icy day or go down. But go there, take some pictures, roll a jaffa or two down the hill and get some exercise while you're at it.
  • Nice walk up the street. Very scenic from 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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