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Homer Tunnel

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94 S.h., Milford Sound, New Zealand
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“traffic lights” (39 reviews)
“solid rock” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
94 S.h., Milford Sound, New Zealand
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"traffic lights"
in 39 reviews
"engineering feat"
in 12 reviews
"solid rock"
in 6 reviews
"green light"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
in 14 reviews
"single lane"
in 6 reviews
"exposed rock"
in 4 reviews
"amazing feat"
in 4 reviews
"speed limit"
in 6 reviews
"great engineering"
in 4 reviews
"cool experience"
in 4 reviews
"te anau"
in 17 reviews
"en route"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
in 5 reviews
"milford sounds"
in 5 reviews
"new zealand"
in 5 reviews
"kea"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank NoSeason
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a tunnel through which you could reach Milford sound. Nothing special about it except from imagination how could they build this spectacular tunnel way back in 1953!!

Thank Sai H
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The area for stopping was on the left side, so its better after you visited Milford Sound and when exited out of tunnel, you could stop for a brief look. The tunnel was only 1 lane, so traffic was slow, but after the tunnel you...More

Thank itcheetam
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We beeped our horn as we drove through the long eerie and well-constructed tunnel. A delightful experience.

Thank odellcecelia
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Take time to stop before you enter and look at some of the waterfalls. You are about to step into tut he magical world of tge Milford Sound.

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Don't believe the reviews that this tunnel is scary. It was built back in the depression years by hand and you can see the raw rock (not all hidden like a modern tunnel. It does go down hill getting to Milford but stick to the...More

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This tunnel is very unique. This is a gateway to milford sound. The tunnel is one way with traffic light at the each end. If you are lucky you may see some keas.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

On the way to Milford Sound from Te Anau you have to pass through the Homer Tunnel. The tunnel took some 20 years to complete finally being opened in 1953. The traffic is controlled by traffic lights at each end with remaining waiting times till...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Oh wow what a tunnel this is . Dug out by hand with pick axe and shovels those poor workers . The tunnel is amazing you have to stop if the traffic lights are on red but can enter on green do not ware sun...More

Thank Jimpendrigh
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Hopefully you can see it both wet and dry. Lots of waterfalls when raining. There is a large pull off on the east side.

Thank CoPowderhound1
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Raksha6060
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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Patrick L
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.
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