Located towards the south-west of Dunedin's city centre, Tunnel Beach is a fantastic beach area and popular attraction. It is famed for its beautiful sandstone cliffs, magnificent caves and towering rock arches, offering truly fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. Access to Tunnel Beach is via a popular walking track that was established in 1983 and extends for around 1200 metres to the top of the tunnel. The tunnel was excavated in the 1870s when the son of Captain William Cargill - John Cargill - built it with the intention of making the secluded beach area accessible for families. At present, Tunnel Beach is considered to be the most romantic spot in Dunedin and a must-visit for all beach lovers sight-seeing around Dunedin.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The caves and rock arches
Though designated prayer facilities at Tunnel Beach will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available around the beach to use during prayer times. Travellers can also visit some of the few mosques in Dunedin such as the Masjid Al Huda or the Dunedin Islamic Centre and the prayer room at the Otago University - Otago Muslim Student's Association which serve the local Muslim community of the area.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Tunnel Beach can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Dunedin. A few of the most popular Halal restaurants in Dunedin include Café Nesli Turkish Kebab, Paasha, Turkish, Indian Summer Restaurant, Maki Mono, The Rainforest Restaurant, Yilmaz, The Little Hut Café, Pak’n Save, Yilmaz Gourmet Pizzas & Kebabs and Sunrise Kebabs. Plenty of vegetarian options will also be available and finding food will not be too difficult.