Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

Tunnel Beach was one of the first places we visited on our New Zealand road trip and when we arrived I had no idea what to expect. Even though the entrance sign said “Allow 1 hour”, you could see that it was a steep downhill walk and everyone on their way back up looked red-faced, out-of-breath, and incredibly relieved to be at the top.

As we started the trek down, I kept thinking to myself “This better be worth it”. Along the way some kind soul read my mind and responded out loud “Don’t worry, it’s worth it” with a smile.

Wow, were they right.

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We rounded a corner and the view was absolutely breathtaking. So breathtaking, that I dragged Christopher back at 5am the next morning to catch the sunrise. (Me, willingly up before sunrise? – That’s how you know it is good!)

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Tunnel that leads to the beach.  Perfect height for me, not so much for Christopher.

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Nap life.

It has been my favorite sunrise so far in our travels and one of my top 10 favorite places visited so far.  Enjoy!

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Aroha from New Zealand (well technically South Africa now),

Cathleen & Christopher

9 Comments

  1. Hollis

    I literally LOL’ed at “…you could see that it was a steep downhill walk and everyone on their way back up looked red-faced, out-of-breath, and incredibly relieved to be at the top.” I’m having sudden flashbacks to DC on July 4th hahahahaha. As always, these pictures are breathtaking. Love you guys!

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  2. Sean Fate

    You can use that selfie stick to get both of you in the same photo!! Glad we could help….
    This place looks amazing. So much more to see!

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