Fighting the Milford Dart Passage

By Peta Carey In Current Affairs

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17th March, 2012
It helps to be an early bird if you fancy a tourist trip to the scenic wonders of Milford Sound. Buses often line Queens­town’s main streets long before dawn, and passengers need to have finished their bacon and eggs by 7.00am, when the buses leave town. They won’t be back for 12 hours. Those who don’t fancy nine hours of travelling can halve their journey time by departing from Te Anau, but somehow Te Anau is still unable to rival the tourism hub of Queenstown and its dominance of the Milford Sound market. The alternatives have long been debated: a Hollyford-to-Haast road (surveyed ...

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