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Fiordland

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 sounds.


Milford Sound

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

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

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

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

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...

Heli Tours Cruise Milford Sound

Heli Tours Cruise Milford Sound

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1095.00 per person

Leaving Queenstown for this 4 hour experience we fly west towards Milford Sound, take in the incredible scenery as your pilot points out landmarks and immerses you in the local history. On landing in Milford Sound your pilot will escort you to the tourist boat terminal and check-in for your informative 2hour Milford Sound cruise.

After your amazing experience on the waters of Milford Sound meet your pilot for the return flight, flying past ice shelves and Glaciers before enjoying a... More...


Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Cruise and Kayak Tour

Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Cruise and Kayak Tour

Kayaking - Queenstown - Starting from $725.00 per person

A Fly/Cruise & Kayak/Fly is the ultimate experience to discover Milford Sound above, on and below the surface, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest.
This tour includes a return scenic flight from Queenstown with pilot commentary, Milford Sound Cruise, visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, one hour of guided kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove, a freshly prepared meal, and hotel pick up/drop off in Queenstown provided.
Kayak... More...

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Kayaking - Queenstown - Starting from $269.00 per person

Discover more of Milford Sound on the ultimate day trip from Queenstown. Travel on a glass roof coach to Milford Sound, join our two hour nature cruise with a hot buffet lunch included. After your cruise disembark at the underwater observatory for an hour of kayaking around Harrison Cove. After your kayaking descend 10 metres below the surface to a viewing chamber and check out the local marine life. Return to the Milford visitor terminal by boat and return to Queenstown by coach. More...

Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $399.00 per person

The only scenic flight company ex. Queenstown to showcase some of Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks largest Glaciers. These include the Rob Roy, Bonar, Jura, Volta, Dart, Olivine, and Donne Glaciers among many others and of course, Milford Sound itself. Each tour with Air Milford is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers. More...


Blue Ridge B&B - Bed and Breakfast.

Free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and a sunny terrace are on offer at Blue Ridge B&B, which is just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre...

Kepler Track Water TaxiKepler Track Water Taxi - Adventure Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $25.00 per person.

Spend a day on the stunning Kepler Track, one of NZ’s most rewarding day walks!
You can’t beat a walking track...

 

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