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Homer Tunnel

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94 S.h., Milford Sound, New Zealand
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US$60.22*
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
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  • Excellent43%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“traffic lights” (35 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 35 reviews
"engineering feat"
in 12 reviews
"solid rock"
in 6 reviews
"both sides"
in 14 reviews
"green light"
in 5 reviews
"exposed rock"
in 4 reviews
"amazing feat"
in 4 reviews
"single track"
in 5 reviews
"great engineering"
in 4 reviews
"speed limit"
in 5 reviews
"en route"
in 4 reviews
"te anau"
in 14 reviews
"take photos"
in 5 reviews
"milford sounds"
in 5 reviews
"new zealand"
in 5 reviews
"kea"
in 37 reviews
"parrots"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The homer tunnel on the way to Milford is a compulsory stop as it is a one way tunnel with timed traffic signal. If you are lucky, the waiting period is less. Even if isnt, the views from the place are pretty awesome

Thank Raja V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Te Anau to Milford and so passed through the iconic Homer Tunnel on the way. Several people had told us that the tunnel is scary to go through or that it was difficult to drive through because of the elevation loss/gain -...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good tunnel. Very drippy with water, but seems safe. One way trip though with traffic lights to manage traffic

Thank Kath M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Homer Tunnel is on the drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound. It is a very long tunnel that alternates going each way. The one-way drive is regulated by a stop light. The tunnel originally took years to construct, but it is very well...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Thank you for this tunnel! Opening up a solid rock mountain meant we get to explore Fiordland. An amazing feat.

Thank NixieGee
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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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