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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
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.
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.