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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.