Tunnel Beach

Image: Kathrin Marks | Creative Commons


This short walk goes through an excavated tunnel kids will love, to a secluded beach and a spectacular, rocky coastline.

Track overview

2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Follow the fenced track downhill to the spectacular, rocky coastline. At the end of the track a short tunnel with steps leads down to a secluded beach.

This track crosses private land – respect the landowner’s property and livestock.

Getting there

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 reasonably small. If you have a large campervan, it can be a struggle turning around, especially if the car park is full.

Know before you go

Don't leave valuables in your car – there have been break-ins.


Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 The Octagon
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
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