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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...
Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1540.00 per person
Fly from Queenstown to the breath-taking Lake Quill and the 1900ft Sutherland Falls. Continue on to the Tasman Sea and West Coast before flying the length of Milford Sound. Experience an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and land upon Mt Tutoko Glacier.
Then we continue on to an alpine picnic lunch. 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...
Hiking - Walking - Queenstown - Starting from $3900.00 per person
Enjoy a scenic drive to Glenorchy which was recently voted by Lonely Planet as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world” and from there we will board the helicopter to the spectacular Martins Bay.
We then take a leisurely 1 hour hike along the coast line, hopefully we encounter the Fiordland crested penguin (often seen from July to November) and visit a New Zealand fur seal colony.
Once back in Glenorchy, enjoy either morning or afternoon tea by the lake before returning to... More...
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...
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Situated in Manapouri, 1.1 km from Manapouri and 1.2 km from Luxmore Jet, 16 Motu-au Close Cottage features...