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Tunnel Beach, Dunedin
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Discover the wild and isolated beauty of Tunnel Beach, carved by the sea from the surrounding sandstone cliffs. Descend the winding track, starting 150 m (490 ft) above sea level and passing through the sandstone itself, and find yourself surrounded by sheer cliffs, rock arches, and caves beaten for ages by the relentless sea. Commissioned in the 1870s by a local politician, the tunnel allows visitors to use the otherwise inaccessible beach. Walk with care and wear shoes suitable for steep and slipery terrain. Make Tunnel Beach a part of your Dunedin vacation plans using our Dunedin family vacation planner.
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  • Tunnel beach is an interesting place to visit and the path from the parking lot to the beach is in very good condition, but a bit steep in places. I would recommend sneakers instead of flip flops for ...  more »
  • After 4 hours of drive from queenstown we tried for stepping into this shore ... the view from the top is breathtaking but were at the beach is even better ... worth Street + walking time ... Extraordinary
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  • We visited the spot in the rain and wind and even then it was an amazing experience. The walk is not difficult but sturdy footwear is recommended as it can be slippery.
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