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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
94 S.h., Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road from Te Anau to Milford Sound is beautiful with a number of good stopping off points on the way. Most of these are views and/ or walks. The Homer Tunnel is different. The tunnel has a 1 in 10 gradient and takes about...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I appreciate what it took to make the tunnel, what a feat back then... While you may be stopped at lights to go thru, you cannot exit your car. There is no stop, or history point. All you do is drive thru to get...More

Thank Inthought
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went through this tunnel yesterday on way to & from Milford. Traffic controlled as single lane only. The tunnel was made by blasting through with dynamite, no construction work, water leaks down through the rock, road very wet. We were told that it is...More

Thank sOngbird55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view. Rest here on our way to Mildford sound. 1 way inside the tunnel. Follow the trafic sign. Don't feed the bird because its keep coming if you do.

Thank zmz99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a camper van that only just fitted through the tunnel - take care to stay n the middle. Watch carefully as you drive through - look at the rock face that men hacked at for years to create a road through. This is...More

Thank Global788081
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the drive from Te Anau to Milford, this tunnel straight through the mountain is probably like nothing else you've driven through. A mile and a half of rough hewn rock tunnel, with very little lighting and traffic lights at each end, along with...More

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Our art last that's how it felt. This rough hewn tunnel was started by men with pick axes during the Depression and not finished until 1991! Quite a piece of history in its own right and an interesting experience to drive through. The scenery on...More

Thank YorkshireTeabag
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were worried how the kids would go as it was a gloomy rainy day as we passed through the tunnel. They loved it and have spent the rest of the trip asking for more tunnels. It’s well maintained, easy to drive through with a...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This tunnel seems to go for such a long time. It is one way only and not very wide. It appears well looked after but when you think what is on top of you it can be a little scary :) We loved it!

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 15 September 2018

You have to go through this tunnel to get to Milford sound, oh my gosh what a feat of enginering and just plain hard work! its a long tunnel but once you pop out the other side what an amazing view to come out too....More

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13 June 2018|
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Response from Myree M | Reviewed this property |
Yes the traffic lights work all year round 365 days regardless of the weather. great trip to do to get to Milford sound. The lights allow one way traffic through the tunnel, usually have a twenty minute wait either side.
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2 November 2017|
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Response from Relaxingtraveller1 | Reviewed this property |
not at all. it's free of charge and you need to pass the tunnel to go to Milford sound. only way.