Homer Tunnel, Milford (G8)

The Homer tunnel carpark and Homer Tunnel snowfield at the eastern side of the Homer Tunnel, Milford Rd, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

GPS: -44.765246° 167.989452°

Homer tunnel overview

Homer tunnel overview

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Keas dancing at the eastern entrance of the Homer Tunnel.

Keas dancing at the eastern entrance of the Homer Tunnel.

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Homer Tunnel parking with a headwall of waterfall.

Homer Tunnel parking with a headwall of waterfall.

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The avalanche snowpile at the Homer Tunnel, with a short cave tunnel.

The avalanche snowpile at the Homer Tunnel, with a short cave tunnel.

Huge early-summer Homer Tunnel snowfield with many tourists walkig atop it.

Huge early-summer Homer Tunnel snowfield with many tourists walking atop it.

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Homer icefield summer 2012, almost all melted. Every year varies dramatically in how much ice there is.

Homer icefield summer 2012, almost all melted. Every year varies dramatically in how much ice there is.

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A Kea learning some Swiss curse words.

A Kea learning some Swiss curse words.

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A Kea playing doctor with a car antenna.

A Kea playing doctor with a car antenna.

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This is as far in as I could lure some other visitors.

This is as far in as I could lure some other visitors.

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Looking out of the Homer Tunnel snowfield cave.

Looking out of the Homer Tunnel snowfield cave.

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At the far end of the snowfield tunnel, a waterfall pours into the cave. The waterfall has actually created the cave-tunnel, as the warmer rain water melts its way thru the snow.

At the far end of the snowfield tunnel, a waterfall pours into the cave. The waterfall has actually created the cave-tunnel, as the warmer rain water melts its way thru the snow.

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A cheeky Kea trying to get me to photograph him instead of the waterfalls.

A cheeky Kea trying to get me to photograph him instead of the waterfalls.

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Naughty tourists feeding the Keas.

Naughty tourists feeding the Keas.

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Freedom camped at Homer Tunnel

Freedom camped at Homer Tunnel

 

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