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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...

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

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...

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

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...

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $465.00 per person

Don’t miss out on a spectacular, scenic flight to Milford Sound and back. Perfect for those who have little time or are on their final day in Queenstown and want to experience the spectacular flight. This 4-hour trip includes a landing in Milford Sound with time on the ground to soak up the surroundings, take pictures from the shore, or have delicious coffee and cake at the Discover Milford Cafe (at own expense) before your return scenic flight to Queenstown.

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Milford Sound Day Trip Including Cruise and Luxury Coach from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Trip Including Cruise and Luxury Coach from Queenstown

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $159.00 per person

Sit back, stretch out, relax and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of a luxury Volvo coach. These coaches are the most luxurious way to travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound on a Full-Day Tour, our drivers are local kiwis who know all about this region and its stories. Enjoy the Milford Sound Cruise before hoping back on the bus for your return journey to Queenstown.

More leg room more comfort, plenty of photo opportunities, toilet on-board the coach, glass roof for that... More...


Cosy Kiwi B&BCosy Kiwi B&B - Bed and Breakfast.

Offering free Wi-Fi and home-made included breakfast, Cosy Kiwi B&B is located just 10 minutes' walk from the Lake Te...

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford SoundScenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound - Air Tour - Milford Sound. Starting from $399.00 per person.

Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with this one-way 35-minute flight. Admire spectacular...

 

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