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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

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $628.00 per adult

Leave Queenstown and visit Milford Sound for the day. Traveling by coach, boat and plane, highlights of the tour include, Te Anau, Eglinton Valley - ancient alpine beech forest, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise and a Milford Sound Scenic Flight. More...

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...

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $233.00 per adult

Milford Sound is today frequently referred to as the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Discover ancient forest, stunning waterfalls and towering mountain peaks on your full day tour from Queenstown to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Take an unforgettable cruise aboard a Milford Sound Red Boat to experience the heart-stopping, pristine scenery, towering peaks, waterfalls and marine and bird life! More...

Queenstown Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $312.20 per person

Experience the natural beauty of New Zealand over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. First up, take a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound and enjoy views of rainforests, rugged peaks, waterfalls and wildlife. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. Get an in-depth look at rural farm life and enjoy country hospitality with tea or coffee and homemade baked goods.

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Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown

Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown

Hiking - Walking - Queenstown - Starting from $160.00 per person

Rated one of the world’s best classic hikes, the Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery. With this half-day tour, enjoy a more relaxed pace through the forest and into a world of peace and tranquility surrounded by the sounds of rivers, waterfalls and native birds. More...


Te Anau The HutTe Anau The Hut - Holiday Home.

Set in Te Anau in the Southland Region, this detached holiday home is 30 km from Fiordland National Park. You can fire...

Routeburn Track Private Guided Walk from QueenstownRouteburn Track Private Guided Walk from Queenstown - Hiking - Walking - Queenstown. Starting from $310.00 per person.

Return to nature on the famous Routeburn Track. On this private hike, roam through the ancient undergrowth of the...

 

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