Palmers Quarry Garden

Running / Walking route near Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand

Name: Palmers Quarry Garden
Discipline: Running / Walking 
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Venue: Palmers Quarry Garden
Street: North Road
Suburb: Dunedin North
City/Town: Dunedin
Region: Otago

Venue

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Craig de Beer wrote

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I am certain the rhododendrons that line the walkways are absolutely spectacular in full bloom, and a sight to be seen. Unfortunately my trip through Palmer's Quarry Gardens was perhaps just a few weeks too early. 

Nevertheless, the walk up from North Road to the terraces, around the amphitheatre which used to be a popular music venue, leads to spectacular views of Signal Hill, Opoho and North Dunedin, and in particular Knox College and Baldwin Street, the World's steepest street.

Once back on North Road, cross the road and head up Baldwin Street. 

Although relatively short, Baldwin Street is recognised by Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world. At its steepest, your altitude rises 1m for every 2.86m travelled. It's no surprise then that the surface is concrete. Anything else would simply just slide down the street.

 Posted 5 years ago

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Palmers Quarry Garden

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