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Dunedin's historic landmark Tunnel Beach. Tunnel Beach is along the Dunedin to Brighton coastal road. About 2km after leaving the Dunedin area, look for a sign directing you down a side road to the start of the Tunnel Beach walking trail.
The walkway to Tunnel Beach, is spectacular and strikingly different. Here you will find sea-carved sandstone cliffs, rock arches and caves just 15 minutes walk from the road.
The one hour return walk takes you through a tunnel carved through the rock then down to the beach - itís best to do this expedition at low tide.
The tunnel was built by John Cargill to allow him private access to the beach, making it a great place for a family picnic in a secluded area.
Cagills daughter drowned there on her 16th birthday and Cargill never visited the beach again.
Look out for the small fossils in the spectacular sandstone cliffs. A place visited by locals and tourists across private land, open with the permission of the owner.
Weesue and our friend Lori from North Carolina, USA. At the entrance of the tunnel to the beach.
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Apr 20 2009 10:39 GMT gran1
Was Susie just restin?
Apr 21 2009 00:46 GMT Weesue
Cheeky! No, I was good. There were four of us so while Lori and I waited on us to regroup, I had a seat. Then we had to wait on people to come up the tunnel before we could descend to the beach.

It was on the uphill I had to take a number of rests. I left them all behind to get a head start so I was not holding them up.
Apr 23 2009 12:36 GMT Littleollie
You guys didn't tell me you had a friend with you for your Tunnel Beach trip. I hope Lori enjoyed the visit also.