Tunnel Beach Track - 1hr Return Walk

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4.5 from 15 users.


Tunnel Beach Walk provides spectacular coastal views including a natural archway / land bridge alongside a buttress like headland covered in coastal turf. The walk includes access through a historic 1870's tunnel to a small but beautiful beach nestled amongst towering cliffs. 2 km return via same track. The beach area is tidal and prone to rogue waves. There are caves to explore but make sure to check the tide timetable to avoid getting trapped. Torches are recommended in caves. Tunnel Beach is to the south of Dunedin. Start at the car park on Tunnel Beach Road, signposted off Blackhead Road. The car park is small and parking is limited. Only park in the designated spaces. There is no point to turn on the road. If you have a large campervan, it can be a challenge. Don't leave valuables in your car there have been break-ins. No dogs.

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Lat: -45.918566 Lng: 170.453275

User Reviews



Auch a lovely spot. Reminded me of great ocean road a bit except here you have a really cool tunnel leading through the rocks and way less people. If you go early in the morning (before 8/8:30) chances are high that nobody else will be there and the sunlight is just spectacular. Note: Toilets at new parking lot not open yet.


Jonique Life

This is such a special place. The parking here is pretty bad but we did see them constructing a car park here which is pretty amazing! We arrived here early and as we were leaving it got busier. The walk down is very steep and you need to come back the same way. Once you go through the tunnel down to the beach it's just so cool, there is so much to see and explore in such a small area because the rock formations are just phenomenal. It's slippery and steep but great, just take your time and be sun smart. The walk is approx 2km return. "Jonique Life" If you find value in our reviews please consider following our social media outlets on Facebook and Instagram as we highlight magical places you can add to your ever growing bucket list.



Found a golden earring at the track !


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