Milford Road Scenic Drive

Milford Road Scenic Drive

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10 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

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South IslandFiordlandTe Anau

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Brooklyn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Beautiful drive to get there and great sights along the way, but at Milford Sound, unless you are willing to spend $100 it was very underwhelming.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Oliver Schatz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, scenic highway, many photo stops, picnic sites, the Homer Tunnel, the mountains...... great!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Max

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is definitely one of the worlds most beautiful roads, but you need also luck with the weather.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 10/10

Must do in NZ!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Penny Lee

England

Ranking: 9/10

The drive to Milford Sound, through a tunnel, around waterfalls is almost better than the paid boat cruise, jaw dropping scenery.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jesper Henriksen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice drive, a beautiful place.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andrea Sole

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

We went by car and came back in the same day from Queenstown. It was a nice trip with nice views.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Helen Olsson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Through an old tunnel, beautiful view on the other side! A lot of Kea birds.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Rawiri johnston

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A great drive - whether you're going in for the day or staying a night or two, getting to milford sound is half the fun. The drive starts off easily enough but by the time you get to the hommer tunnel you're thinking "what am I in for" and then the descent on the other side leaves you thinking " eek"! You do wonder how you're going to get your large campervan round some of the cornes down (or up) the steeper gradients - but then you remember loads of large buses do the same route every day - not to mention the delivery trucks that supply the lodge, tours, and pub at milford itself - so if they can do it you must be able to.

Be warned - in winter the road is slippery (frost on top of frost and black ice as well). The road maintenance crew keep it all in order and the hazards are well sign posted with grit laid down on the worst areas. Still - take it easy as you get closer to the tunnel - plus its a better way to take in the view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Lorna and Seb

England

Ranking: 9/10

This ranks the highest amongst many parts of the road trip around the South Island.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013