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Judith J
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Authentic old tunnel. A bit claustrophobic for some. An amazing task completed with picks and shovels. I wish the exit on the Milford side was still the home of the cheeky Kea!
Written 27 February 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Homer Tunnel is a 1.2 km long road tunnel which opened in 1953l linking Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown.

Whilst its an amazing engineering feat as far as a must visit attrraction no, but one wont avoid this tunnel if travelling from Te Anau or Queenstown.
Written 26 January 2023
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX971 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Unbelievable that men did this with pick axes over many years. this is one way tunnel approximately 1.2 km long. there is quite a slope and drivers need to be on their toes the entire trip which seemed forever but is probably about 10 minutes
Written 7 January 2023
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rememr
Singapore, Singapore956 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
You will pass by this tunnel while driving to Milford Sound, as this is a one way road, there is a traffic light to ensure only one side of the road gets to pass through the tunnel at a time. The tunnel is a short few minutes drive, once past that you will be greeted by a view with nice curving roads up hill.
Written 4 December 2022
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jeff b
Perth, Australia503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
exciting tunnel lacks lighting making it more a sense of adventure.
can get busy so allow plenty of time to get to Milford Sound
Written 19 November 2022
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We started at the Te Anau side and it was all downhill from there. Not sure why the tunnel has so much of a slope, but I suggest you tell the kids that is was designed and named after Homer Simpson. The "jagged" edges and relatively narrow tunnel means that you need to focus on driving
Written 20 May 2022
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Zen_LynnL
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Not the steepest road but could be one of the steepest tunnel! The shape of the tunnel is actually still in its original dug shape from 1953!
Written 19 March 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,084 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Rather scary in the tunnel. I was glad that my husband was driving and not me! However it’s well worth driving through to the wonderful Milford Sound.
Written 4 March 2022
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WellyNick
Wellington, New Zealand118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
What an experience it is to drive through the Homer Tunnel. It is almost like you are descending to another part of Aotearoa all together. You won't be disappointed !
Written 24 February 2022
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Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
After the obligatory stop at Monkey Creek, the road continues up and if you didn't know there was a tunnel, you might start to wonder how on earth the road will get through the mountains.

You hit a sheer rock wall but luckily there's a convenient tunnel through it.

We couldn't stop as there was still an avalanche danger. It was a pity as it's a great spot to stop and wonder around when you're able to.

The tunnel is one-way with traffic lights. There's a timer with the countdown to the next green light, which is helpful.

It's a steep gradient and fun to drive through.

Coming out on the Milford Sound side, the scenery is even more spectacular.

Without the international tourists, it was blissfully quiet, which made it even better. I dread the day that the floodgates open and it gets overwhelmed again.
Written 26 October 2021
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