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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...
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...
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...
Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $265.00 per person
Be struck by the beautiful silence of Doubtful Sound as you cruise the crystal waters and take in the breathtaking scenery. Journey across Lake Manapouri, cross over the 670-meter high Wilmot Pass and enjoy a 3-hour catamaran cruise through pure serenity that is Doubtful Sound. More...
Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $45.00 per person
Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a lush rainforest. If you want to see more stunning scenery, take an optional coach tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, stopping for short, guided walks and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. More...
- Cottage, Holiday Home.
A comfortable, clean, fully self contained and independent family home, just one block from Te Anau Lakefront
10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch
- Multi-day Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $1823.00 per person
This 10-day small-group tour, will take you on a remarkable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with...