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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...

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...

Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown

Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown

Hiking - Walking - Queenstown - Starting from $162.50 per person

Rated one of the world’s best classic hikes, the Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery. With this half-day tour, enjoy a more relaxed pace through the forest and into a world of peace and tranquility surrounded by the sounds of rivers, waterfalls and native birds. More...

3-Day Hollyford Track Guided Walk with Scenic Helicopter Flight

3-Day Hollyford Track Guided Walk with Scenic Helicopter Flight

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...

3-Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

3-Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

Multi-day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1199.00 per person

Experience the natural beauty and history of New Zealand’s South Island on a 3-day tour to Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin, Taieri Gorge and Pukerangi. Travel into the heart of the Milford Sound on a boat cruise that takes you through the world-famous fiord, surrounded by rainforest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Spend time at leisure in the charming and historic town of Dunedin and journey through the spectacular Taieri Gorge region by train. Discover the highlights of the South... More...


Omahinui Te Anau Holiday HouseOmahinui Te Anau Holiday House - Holiday Home.

Omahinui Te Anau Holiday House in Te Anau features accommodation with free WiFi, 3.7 km from Fiordland National Park...

Lake2Lake Cycle Trail River TaxiLake2Lake Cycle Trail River Taxi - City Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $79.00 per person.

Complete your cycle trail adventure with a river journey by jet boat
 
The Lake2Lake Cycle Trail is of standout...

 

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