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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

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 Personal Private Tour Boat Cruise Plane Flight

Milford Sound Personal Private Tour Boat Cruise Plane Flight

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...

Milford Sound Highlights Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Highlights Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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.

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Routeburn Track Private Guided Walk from Queenstown

Routeburn 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 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...

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

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...


Warmbrick CottageWarmbrick Cottage - Cottage, Holiday Home.

A comfortable, clean, fully self contained and independent family home, just one block from Te Anau Lakefront

Milford Sound Discovery Cruise & Tour from Queenstown (Small Groups)Milford Sound Discovery Cruise & Tour from Queenstown (Small Groups) - Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown. Starting from $99.00 per person.

1-day fully guided tour from Queenstown to the magical Milford Sound, + add cruise option. and many surprise stops....

 

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