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“Tough but worthwhile walk”
Review of Tunnel Beach Track

Tunnel Beach Track
Ranked #6 of 109 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tough but worthwhile walk”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

It is marked as a track with a 20 minute walk down and 40 minute walk back. The views on the way down are impressive, with a massive natural arch in what is presumably some sort of sandstone. The final descent to the beach is through a tunnel carved through rock - quite impressive really. The beach is modest. The walk back up is tough but does not take the 40 minutes suggested.

Visited January 2012
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Little known and not busy”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

But this beach is absolutely amazing. Walk down the farmland and cliff face to the rocky point, down the tunnel into the most pretty little beach completed surrounded by virtual cliffs. Worth the climb back to the carpark area.

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Clermont, Australia
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“A lovely secluded cove, but bring water!”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The walk down to the small cove was interesting, and it was good to see this view of the ocean but be ready for a long, steep walk back up to the carpark.

Visited December 2011
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Otago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Unique.”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Tunnel beach is only a short drive from Dunedin city, followed by a short, (steepish) walk down to the hidden cove, accessed by a small man made tunnel (hence the name). Best to go at low tide.

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London
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“A short walk and worth the effort”
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Make sure you wear sturdy footwear and are reasonably steady on your feet before going here. It's a nice walk, then a walk down some stairs to the beach and some good views. It's not amazing but it's not poor either. One to go and see if you have a bit of time on your hand.

Visited January 2011
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