Business Type: Baldwin Street
Baldwin Street. Give your calf muscles the ultimate workout by trekking up the World’s Steepest Street, just minutes from the centre of town.Address: Baldwin Street, Dunedin. Dunedin & Otago
Dunedin is home to the steepest public street in the world. Baldwin Street has a gradient of 1 in 2.86 at its steepest section, a 38% grade, and is officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records.
Baldwin Street runs off a main road just minutes from the centre of the city. The little street inclines gently then rears up dramatically only to stop abruptly on the hillside after 34 houses.
The Cadbury Jaffa Race has been run down the world’s steepest street, Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, since 2002.
Rated by The Guinness Book of Records as the steepest in the world, this is not your ordinary suburban street, and it’s not recommended you try and drive it.
So park your car, and tackle some 270 steps, or the path opposite.
As you huff and puff, spare a thought for those who run it each year in the aptly named ‘Gut Buster’ event. Along with a conquerors feeling of accomplishment, there’s also a great view from the top.
Location: North East Valley, Dunedin.
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