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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...
Private Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $850.00 per person
If a Milford Sound Personal Private Tour isn't on your bucket list yet, it should be!
Milford Sound is one of the most well-known New Zealand attractions for good reason.
Of all the Milford Sound day tours available, hands down the best way to see Milford Sound is with your own personal guide. I'll whisk you away from the long queues and buses into my comfortable Land Rover Discovery where we can stop wherever and whenever you like on our way to this incredible World Heritage area.... More...
Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $790.00 per person
Explore Milford Sound and the glaciers of Fiordland National Park from the air. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over Milford, spectacular rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls. Land in a glacier environment and take the opportunity to capture once in a lifetime photographs. More...
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 forest and gaze up at snow-capped peaks as your local guide invites you to explore New Zealand’s fascinating wilderness. A great walk, a perfect day. More...
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...
- Cottage, Holiday Home.
A comfortable, clean, fully self contained and independent family home, just one block from Te Anau Lakefront