The World's Steepest Street, Dunedin

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • The world's steepest street....with awesome views! I made this a tradition to do 2 weeks before due to give birth...and whenever i have friends or family come to visit this is where we come! There's a...  read more »
  • For those of you who are expecting a tourist packed boulevard, filled with souvenir shops, you are in for a surprise. After all its just a small neighborhood street, where people actually live. Sure i...  read more »
  • Take a bottle of water and your camera, great personal challenge to get up this hill. The tour guide on our morning city tour told us that the record for the quickest time to run to the top and get ba...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Excellent view once you get to the top of the street. The climb or walk may require some effort but is not particularly strenuous. There is thankfully a water fountain at the top as well.
  • Worth the trip!
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