Camera Flat

Coordinates: -44.818115, 168.073577

Camera Flat was the site of the base camp used by John Christie and the tunnel survey party between October 1933 and April 1934, he decided to push the tunnel through the Homer Saddle after calculating its length, rather than the Gertrude Saddle which was he initially favoured. The only way (other than the Milford Track) over to the Cleddau/Milford side of the Homer Saddle was by way of the precipitous Grave-Talbot Route.

During the construction of the tunnel workers on the Milford Sound side were delivered their mail and pay by a runner who crossed the saddle using fixed ropes on the Cleddau side of the saddle.


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Camera Flat