Caversham Tunnel

Well hidden in the main Dunedin city area is a wonderful example of Victorian infrastructure, sadly unable to be used.  Yet this overlooked, and now gated-off, old rail tunnel fits perfectly into the city's vision of extended walkways and cycleways within its Transportation Strategy and Cycling Strategy, as well as being recognised as a Heritage structure. 

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Location map

These pages present information on the tunnel, possibilities for its use, and the opportunity to provide your input into this and suggest the best use of it to the Dunedin City Council.

The Trust

The Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust has the aim of promoting and developing a safe, family-friendly cycle and walking trail from the centre of Dunedin through to the Taieri Plains via the two old rail tunnels at Caversham and Chain Hills.

We want to open up the two old rail tunnels, and create a trail that would:
- eliminate the Lookout Point and Saddle Hill climb barriers
- enable the cyclists to be able to move away from major traffic flows
- create a family-friendly and safe “Southern Corridor” i.e. a commuter, recreational, and tourist corridor between Mosgiel, Green Island, and Dunedin
- provide an instant, local, accessible tourist attraction of Dunedin's heritage
- and follows the general increase of awareness and participation in outdoor activities and the "green economy".

More details on the Current Progress page.
2008 Survey.