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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...
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.
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...
Nature Walk - Queenstown - Starting from $399.00 per person
Experience both the waterways and forests of the South Island of New Zealand on a full-day tour from Queenstown. First, you’ll zip along the Dart River on a 2-hour jet boat ride, and then take a leisurely 3-hour hike with a knowledgeable guide through native beech trees to Lake Sylvan, located in Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy picturesque scenery, see bird and plant life, eat lunch by the lake, and walk part of the Routeburn track on this small-group tour limited to 10 people, which provides... More...
Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $240.00 per person
Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. You'll travel through beautiful Fiordland in a luxury coach with panoramic windows and take an unforgettable scenic cruise on majestic Milford Sound. More...
- Lodge, Luxury Accommodation, Retreat.
The elegance and splendour of Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller comfort and privacy in a spectacular...