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Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 320+ 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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  • It's possible to bus here from central Dunedin though you will need to walk about 20min from the bus stop to the start of the track through countryside roads. From here its a steep but wide and level ...  read more »
  • What a pleasant surprise to come to this walkway down towards the cliffs and the great views. so interesting to walk down through the tunnel and come out a a hidden beach. Very good to be the at low t...  read more »
  • Easy to find, good parking, and an improved track enhance the experience. Best on a fine sunny day. Try to work it in with a full tide, and a wind coming from the south. The sound of the sea is fantas...  read more »
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