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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...

Milford and Fiordland Highlights Tour by Helicopter from Queenstown

Milford and Fiordland Highlights Tour by Helicopter from Queenstown

Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1275.00 per person

View alpine lakes, rivers, forests, glacial valleys, and ice capped mountains from above with this 2-2.5 hour helicopter tour. Fly over the fiord and enjoy landing on a remote west coast beach and an alpine glacier! More...

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise ex Queenstown with flyback

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise ex Queenstown with flyback

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $609.00 per person

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound cruise.
Discover native wildlife, towering waterfalls and majestic mountains on our extended Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and close enough to feel the full force the powerful... More...

Full-Day Routeburn Track Guided Hike from Queenstown

Full-Day Routeburn Track Guided Hike from Queenstown

Hiking - Walking - Queenstown - Starting from $325.00 per person

Explore a portion of the famous Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks,' on a day trip to the stunning Mt Aspiring National Park. Hike at a moderate pace on a trail that rises gradually from meadows and forest towards snow-capped peaks and hear informative commentary about the region and its flora and fauna from your expert guide. Lunch and snacks along with round-trip transport from Queenstown are included. More...


Fiordland Getaway - Te Anau Holiday Home - Holiday Home.

Set in Te Anau, 3 km from Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre and 1.6 km from Fiordland Cinema, Fiordland Getaway -...

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from QueenstownHalf-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown - Air Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $565.00 per person.

Air Milford hosts you on an intimate experience, combining two incredible scenic flights into Fiordland National Park,...

 

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