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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 $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...
Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $195.00 per person
Soak up the magnificent scenery of the Milford Track on a one-day guided walk from Te Anau. Often described as one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track is a four day trip through the Fiordland National Park. This one-day option is a great choice if you don't have time to walk the entire Milford Track. On this day trip from Te Anau, you'll walk the first section of the Milford Track. Your nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through ancient beech forest and grassy flats.... More...
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...
Multi-day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1990.00 per person
Located in spectacular Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, the Hollyford Track is one of the country’s greatest hiking trails, and you can experience its breathtaking setting on this 3-day guided walk. Your expert guide will lead you from the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps through ancient native rainforest, past pristine rivers and lakes, and to the remote sand dunes and surf of the rugged West Coast. The diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife will be... More...
Fiordland National Park Lodge
- Backpacker, Motel.
Fiordland National Park Lodge is located just 30km north of Te Anau, on State Highway 94 at Te Anau Downs, 91km from...