Tunnel Beach Track, Dunedin

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Discover the wild and isolated beauty of Tunnel Beach Track, 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 Track a part of your Dunedin vacation plans using our Dunedin family vacation planner.
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  • As they say...take only pictures and leave only footprints...one of Dunedin's best kept secrets....and it's free  more »
  • One hour return walk to the ocean thru a tunnel. Great spot, nice views . Take kids ,oldies. Best free excursion.  more »
  • Just three km south from Dunedin follow the Department of Conservation signs and well-formed but steep track down to the coastal cliffs, and tunnel with steps to the beach. Watch the Pacific swell rol...  more »