World's Steepest Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world. The street runs up the northern side of Signal Hill, a prominent hill overlooking Otago Harbour, at slopes of up to 1:2.86 (for 2.86m horizontal distance, a rise of 1m).

The steepness was unintentional; grids were laid out by surveyor Charles Kettle without proper regard for the terrain. Indeed some of the streets he intended were unable to be laid.

Unlike most New Zealand Streets, the street is surfaced in concrete not asphalt, as the tar would flow down the slope on a warm day as well as to provide a better grip in Dunedin's frosty winters. Stairs lead up the curb-side instead of a footpath.
http://www.dunedin.nz.com


 We had to walk up the steepest street in order to get our certificates.

 Let's start..

 Almost done..

 Here's looking down the street..

 Still waiting for a few to reach the top..
 
 I had made it..

 A group photos of us who succeeded..

my certificate..


Comments

  1. Easy task right? Wenn. Can get certificate as well.

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  2. You took how long to finish the steepest Baldwin Street?

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  3. I always agree that we travel to experience peoples culture and have the most unforgettable experience through sight seeing. Shopping spree can always put last!

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  4. Oh it made with concrete not tar road huh!

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  5. There she was just a-lookin' down the street, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do" ♬

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  6. Reminds me of San Francisco... up down up down.. hahaha... lots of walking, Wenn.. good to lose weight there!

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  7. your trip is really full of interesting events huh?? i really like this.. i would have thought the world's steepest street is in San Francisco, haha..

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  8. climb up and you get yourself a certificate!! hey, that is nice!! i like that certificate, it looks cool~~

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  9. Wenn, seeing you travel almost every quarter in a year, I am so envy. I guess I need to wait until my neck get longer then only get to travel in a year.

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  10. Congratulations to those who made it...

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  11. World steepest street? Can't really see how steep it is from the photos... Hehe.

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    1. But the tour management is very nice, they arrange this place for you all... Can get a cert at the end, nice!

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  12. I remember watching about this at a travel show on TV

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  13. Your whole trip looks so enjoyable. Now with this Baldwin Street added the fun!

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  14. The walk was worth the trouble to get the nice certificate for remembrance.

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  15. The road really looked long and steep! Your lungs must be good and didn't pant.

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  16. It looks like the road around SF lombard street there!!! =]

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  17. wow, that's cool steepest huh, it sure looks
    steeply haha and it seems pretty well done
    un like our streets here haha

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  18. wow, you should frame that! haha a certificate for
    walking on the steepest street in the world that's something

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  19. I bet it was tiring to walk on that,
    but that would be a great exercise
    haha that reminds me on my younger days when
    me my friends tried walking for several kilometeres

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  20. anyway I'm amze by the surroundings it seems
    clean and greenish! i bet air was really fresh there

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  21. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless you always

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  22. Not an easy task..and congrats, you manage to complete it.

    Wenn, I have rec'd your gift.Thanks alot.
    Sorry fr informing u late.

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  23. First time I see walking up a steep street is part of a tour. Well, you proved you are fit enough to finish the walk. Did you hang up your certificate on your wall?

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  24. wow that is pretty steep...pengsan.....

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