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94 S.h., Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice view. Rest here on our way to Mildford sound. 1 way inside the tunnel. Follow the trafic sign. Don't feed the bird because its keep coming if you do.

Thank zmz99
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Global788081
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank YorkshireTeabag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tunnel seems to go for such a long time. It is one way only and not very wide. It appears well looked after but when you think what is on top of you it can be a little scary :) We loved it!

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Thank Pauapatty
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Thank AbdulRahman123456789
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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. It’s...More

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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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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.