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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...

Full-Day Small-Group Routeburn Valley Walk

Full-Day Small-Group Routeburn Valley Walk

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $300.00 per person

After being picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, you will take one of the most beautiful road journeys in New Zealand to the Western end of Lake Wakatipu, led by a knowledgeable local guide.The world-renowned Routeburn Track provides stunning variation in vegetation, bird species, and topography as it climbs 6.5 kilometers one way, on a moderate fitness trail through gorges and valleys. This is small group tour with a maximum of 6 people that you will be spending the 7 hour day with. Your... More...

Doubtful Experience Private Helicopter Charter from Queenstown

Doubtful Experience Private Helicopter Charter from Queenstown

Helicopter Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $9300.00 per person

Experience the vastness of Doubtful Sound, three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound by flying out to the Tasman Sea on route to a gourmet lunch and wine in remote alpine wilderness before returning to Queenstown via even more outstanding scenery from Fiordland National Park.  More...

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $189.00 per person

Enjoy a more intimate Milford Sound experience from Queenstown. Depart later, explore the Milford Road on a comfortable smaller coach, and discover the fiord on a small boat cruise. Visit the Underwater Observatory and savor an included picnic lunch. More...

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $257.00 per person

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning natural scenery over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. On your first day, you'll take a cruise on the famous Milford Sound. Spot wildlife and soak up the dramatic landscape as your experienced skipper navigates the serene waters. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. See typical rural life and enjoy country hospitality with either morning or afternoon tea including homemade... More...


Fiordland National Park LodgeFiordland 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...

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic CruisesJUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic Cruises - Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound. Starting from NZ $79.00 per person.

Join JUCY aboard the Maiden of Milford for your Milford Sound Cruise, and marvel at one of the most stunning places on...

 

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