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The Homer Tunnel
is a 1.2 km (0.75 miles) long road tunnel
in the Fiordland
region of the South Island
of New Zealand
, opened in 1953. New Zealand State Highway 94
passes through the tunnel, linking Milford Sound
to Te Anau
, by piercing the Darran Mountain range at the Homer Saddle.
It connects between the valley of the Hollyford River
to the east and that of the Cleddau
to the west. The tunnel is straight and was originally single-lane and gravel-surfaced. The tunnel walls remain unlined granite. The east portal end is at 945 m elevation; the tunnel runs 1270 m at approximately a 1:10 gradient down to the western portal.
Until it was sealed and enlarged it was the longest gravel-surfaced tunnel in the world.
The model is created at a scale of 1:
30,000 with no vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)