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Fiordland is New Zealand's largest national park at almost 3 million acres. It covers much of the southern part
of the South Island's West Coast.
The Sounds in Fiordland are arguably the most beautiful places in New Zealand, and that's saying something!
Wildlife, waterfalls, unforested valleys, crystal clear lakes, and elegant mountains are what make up the views,
and the only signs of human inhabitation are the tracks running deep into the bush, and the cruises down the
Milford Sound is truly breathtaking. So much that it often
attracts the title of "The Eighth Natural Wonder of the World". Fiordland is one of the wettest places
in the world, and is as beautiful raining as it is with clear skies. When it rains, waterfalls spring up
anywhere, too many to count.
Cruise ships going into Milford Sound can take you right underneath massive waterfalls, and the whole 16km
to the end of the sound, where you meet the vast, angry Tasman Sea.
Doubtful Sound is the second longest in Fiordland at 40km
long. On a cruise down Doubtful Sound you will experience more shades of lush green than you knew existed,
while you drift over 420 meter deep water.
In both Milford and Doubtful Sounds, you will experience a host of wildlife; seals and crested penguins
gather on the shores, and sometimes bottlenosed dolphins can be sighted playfully swimming along side the boat.
Te Anau is the centrepiece town of Fiordland, is the starting point
for famous southern walking tracks the Milford, Kepler, and Hollyford tracks. Located on the shores of Lake Te
Anau, with full view of snowy mountains, the scenery makes the town a relaxing destination.
Take a short cruise to see the unique glow worm caves, the only freely changing ones in the world. This is
the best place to base yourself while exploring the sounds.
This week's featured activities in Fiordland are:
Featured Fiordland Activities
Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $200 per person
A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound. More...
Private Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $350.00 per person
If a Milford Sound Personal Private Tour isn't on your bucket list yet, it should be!
Milford Sound is one of the most well-known New Zealand attractions for good reason.
Of all the Milford Sound day tours available, hands down the best way to see Milford Sound is with your own personal guide. I'll whisk you away from the long queues and buses into my comfortable Land Rover Discovery where we can stop wherever and whenever you like on our way to this incredible World Heritage area.... More...
Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $9900.00 per person
Untouched Backcountry Heli Tour where the helicopter is yours for the day with your own private guide to explore some of the most remote corners of the lower South Island, touching down in magical places where it feels like Giant Moas could still wander out of the wilderness.
This exclusive private tour will have you getting up close to wildlife, rainforests, waterfalls, glaciers and New Zealand's most famous attraction without crossing paths with another tourist.
Featuring Mt Nicholas... More...
Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $619.00 per person
Embark on a 13-hour shared adventure with a friendly and professional guide. Enjoy three modes of transport on land, sea and in the air. Venture into Milford Sound within a glass roof 50-seater coach, while relaxing and enjoying the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Take memorable photos during a short walk on Milford Road, before Immersing into the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. The day concludes with a stunning scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown... More...
Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1095.00 per person
Departing Queenstown on this 2.5 hour experience Your pilot will be your guide and immerse you in the local history and geography of the area. See the landscape change from farmland, to high alpine glaciers, dense rainforest and rugged beaches. Enjoy a glacier/snow landing, a remote beach landing and 30minutes in beautiful Milford Sound for a short bushwalk and lots of great photo opportunities along the way.
NOTE: (Snow subject to seasonality)
Fiordland National Park Lodge
- Backpacker, Motel.
Fiordland National Park Lodge is located just 30km north of Te Anau, on State Highway 94 at Te Anau Downs, 91km from...
Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise
- Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau. Starting from $565.00 per person
See Milford Sound by air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown that includes a round-trip flight and a boat tour...