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Milford sound Hwy

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Road Safety and Quality is Excellent

There are several places to stop and walk in nature; it's all fabulous, but The Chasm is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Naomi S
Wow! Just Wow!

Do it slowly, do not rush. You will appreciate every minute in this beautiful road that will take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are several places to stop and walk in nature; it's all fabulous, but The Chasm is particularly spectacular.

Thank Naomi S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do it slowly, do not rush. You will appreciate every minute in this beautiful road that will take you to one of the most beautiful places on earth

Thank rfreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road from Te Anau to Milford Sound is a wonderful drive. You need to allow two hours for the drive as you can get stuck at Homer tunnel for up to 20 minutes. There are a number of stopping off points to see the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Natures wonders at its best! First make sure you fill up or have enough petrol when you leave/pass Te Anau. Enjoy the drive, be mindful of other road users, especially when you slow down or pull over. Make sure you have the trip guide to...More

Thank Inthought
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not an attraction, it is a road you have to take to get to Milford Sound by wheeled vehicle so it really is impossible miss. That said, the scenery along the way is amazing and you should stop at every overlook. Don't rush...More

2  Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a long trip with winding roads and not many turnouts (they need more), but the views of the wide open areas, heavy forest, and best of all all the numerous waterfalls both near and far from your car was fantastic. Certainly allow extra time...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a stunning drive and well worth taking the time to thoroughly enjoy the views. Take notice of the warning signs and only stop where safe to do so. Have the camera ready, you will cherish the shots later.

Thank Global788081
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We drove this in our hire car and it was the best decision. I found the DOC journey guide which gave us the option of stopping at various places along the way. it was a long way, but the stops made it well worth it...More

Thank rosieh721
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you drive to Milford Sound like my husband and I, you will enjoy stopping wherever you feel like. There is so much beauty. At one stop there was a wild Kea parrot and others the views take your breath away. It is winding and...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We had heard stories about this road, and expected an ordeal, but it is in great shape. Be sure to get information about the history of building it--interesting (It was opened year round only in the 1970's)

Thank cookpias
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