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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  • It's a beautiful hike. However, it's not a simple hike. It's a very steep path. It's downhill to the beach and uphill back to the car. When we visited, it had recently rained. The path was slick near ...  more »
  • The tunnel beach track was just beautiful. It's a bit of a hike back to the carpark but well worth it. Highly recommended :)  more »
  • A great walk on a sunny day and a lovely beach with picturesque sandstone cliffs. Best time is low tide. A place of historic value which is definitely worth visiting.  more »