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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 Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $479.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau... More...

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

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...

Milford Sound Heli Tour and Private Chef's Lunch

Milford Sound Heli Tour and Private Chef's Lunch

Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $9995.00 per person

Experience a Heli Tour to Milford Sound and experience an unforgettable gourmet lunch cooked by your very own private Mountain Chef on a High Country Station!
Fly past numerous hidden valleys, waterfalls and alpine lakes before landing at Milford Sound. Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and its World Heritage status confirms its unique beauty, this is a must see while visiting Queenstown. 
You will then fly on to a high country station, where your own... More...

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...


Earls CottageEarls Cottage - Cottage, Holiday Home.

A very tidy modern home central to Te Anau shops and lake. Fiordland mountain views compliment the outdoor living.

8 Day South Island Highlights Tour - Private - Fully Guided8 Day South Island Highlights Tour - Private - Fully Guided - Multi-day Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $4484.01 per person.

This 8 Day private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand as you experience the...

 

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