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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  • Visiting Baldwin always a hit when we have guests visiting from out of town. Walking up the steps a kinder approach, slight level of fitness required but you can pace it with lots of stops. Fabulous p...  more »
  • It IS steep. Drive up no biggie, drive down a little anxious. Better walk if you are able and have the time. Impressive.  more »
  • A few good photos can be shoot on the steepest street in the world, in particular the Bank is very nice at the top. Well some people can also watch, their old cars driving up the mountain!
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  • Nice steep street. I wouldn’t say it’s the steepest in the world, but definitely worth a visit! From there you even have a great view over the hills in the background. When you walk up the street and reaching the top you will find a public water source.
  • Just one of those silly, fun things you've gotta do, especially with overseas guests. Entertaining watching residents drive up and down the hill!
  • People live here so do show some respect. Very steep, a nice climb and a great view from the top. There's a water fountain at the top and a small mural.
  • Hmm, what can you say? It's a steep street. Enjoyed the walk up and down and got a chuckle when someone ruined his car trying to drive up there.
  • 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.

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