Baldwin Street: Walking Down the World's Steepest Street

Baldwin Street: Walking Down the World’s Steepest Street

Apart from the Lord of the Rings filming sites and natural attractions, New Zealand is also home to the world’s steepest street – Baldwin Street.

Baldwin Street

Image credits: Oyvind1979

Apart from the Lord of the Rings filming sites and boundless natural attractions, New Zealand is also home to the world’s steepest residential street – Baldwin Street. Walking down this street may not sound very interesting but wait until you get there.

Image credits: James Dignan

The street’s steepness was not intentional. Due to the city planning mistake, Baldwin Street looks the way it is today – extremely steep and physically challenging to pass through. This error has led Baldwin Street in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand to become popular worldwide. It has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s steepest street at a 35% grade.

Watch this and see how difficult it is to traverse the steepest street in the world.

-45.849199, 170.534403,Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

Head down to New Zealand to conquer the steepest street in the world!

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.

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