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Tunnel Beach, Dunedin
(4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a lovely area - accessed by foot for the last part. If you are pressed for time you don't need to go all the way too the beach but you might not get the full impact. The walk down is a bit ste...  more »
  • Thought this would be something to do on a free day in Dunedin. The walk down was amazing. The view of the Pacific is great. Cool tunnel leading down to the beach where the views of the ocean and clif...  more »
  • We went to see him out of Dunedin, short hike up, boniuta view and a good landscape can be seen in the course
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