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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
Anyone heading to Milford Sound will be sure to pass through this iconic tunnel. A one way tunnel controlled by traffic lights letting you know when to enter. Exit your vehicles if you are waiting to enter and take it all in. Once you exit,...More
It is a bit unnerving because it has a 10% grade going towards the Sound, but it is in good shape, it is one-way traffic each way (controlled by a traffic light), but two cars could squeeze by in a pinch (in fact we had...More
You want to get to the Milford Sound. . This is the only way in by car or coach.
The history of when and how and when this tunnel was build was Very interesting.
Enjoy going through it on the way to Milford Sound.
We drove through the tunnel on the way to Milford Sound and it was so cool to see a tunnel right through a snowy mountain 🙂 to think this was constructed many, many years ago blows my mind. Our driver gave us some facts on...More
Visited on Friday 4th May. We were on a coach trip and were lucky to be able to stop after going through the tunnel on our way into Milford Sound and then again back to Te Anau. What an amazing feat to have built this...More
It was quite an experience to drive thru this tunnel. This is on the way from Te Anau to Milford Sound. It is a one lane traffic so we have to wait until the tunnel is clear of on coming traffic. It is operated by...More
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.