The road passes through unspoiled mountain landscapes before entering the 1.2km Homer Tunnel which emerges into rain-forest-carpeted canyons that descend to the sound. The Milford Road, while of a very high standard, is prone to avalanches with the wet and wintery weather.
For information about conditions on the Milford Road visit
NZ Transport Agency
Image below: Near Homer Tunnel, by edwin.11, on flickr.