Anyone with an urge to photograph the sunrise will enjoy this trip to Tunnel Beach.
Captain William Cargill, who built Dunedin’s second castle (now a ruin), carved a tunnel through the sandstone cliffs so his daughters could reach the secluded beach below.
A wide gravelled track leads down the hill to the cliffs above the beach, where impressive coastal vistas stretch out to the north and south. The intimate beach is accessible when tides permit.
Although high tide will be about the same time as sunrise, this time will be spent above the cliffs, where views are particularly lovely at sunrise. As the tide goes out, people can make their way down further to the tunnel and to the beach itself.
|Added Extras:||A Sony representative will be on this trip with a selection of the latest Sony equipment for you to try.|
Important Trip Information
|This trip is on Saturday morning.|
|This is a trip for the fit and adventurous for two reasons: the early start for sunrise, and the uphill trek back to the bus. View DOC track information.|
|Bring a torch/headlamp. Good footwear is essential. Wet weather gear is advised. Bring your water bottle - there is no water or other refreshments available at this location.|
|Transport for this trip is via Heritage Bus. Please note, these buses do not kneel like modern buses, so there is a step required to enter/exit the bus.|
|There are no toilets on this field trip.|
A steep hill descends 150m (500ft) over 2km from the carpark . The walkway is a well formed gravel track, but can be slippery at times and requires a good level of fitness for the climb back up the hill.