Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere’s great wilderness regions, and one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand.
Dominated by the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes and ocean-flooded, steep valleys – Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status for its stunning natural features and its role in demonstrating the world’s evolutionary history. Your clients can absorb the breath-taking treasures of this region by water, air or on foot.
The best of Fiordland
- Milford Sound – Your clients can easily access Milford Sound via a coach journey through the glacier-carved wilderness of the country’s largest national park, followed by a cruise in the fiords. Alternatively they can fly in by helicopter, or take a scenic flight and cruise.
- Doubtful Sound – Your clients can lose themselves in Doubtful Sound’s pristine wilderness on a daytime or overnight cruise, or get even closer in a sea kayak. Tell them to keep their eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and the Fiordland crested penguin.
- Walking and hiking – Three of New Zealand’s Great Walks can be found in the vast wilderness of the Fiordland National Park – the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks. Guided multi-day walks and day trips can be arranged for those clients looking for a shorter or more comfortable options. The Hollyford Track can also be booked as an all-inclusive guided wilderness experience.
- Glow worm caves and lake cruises – Cruise across Lake Te Anau, before experiencing an underground network of caves lit by hundreds of glow worms. Or your clients can explore Lake Te Anau onboard a historic sailing ship, Faith in Fiordland.
- Te Anau and Manapouri are the closest towns to Milford and Doubtful sounds, offering a range of accommodation options. They are also good bases from which to explore Fiordland’s Great Walks.
- Track accommodation is limited and books out quickly for the Great Walks – check the Department of Conservation website to see when hut bookings will open for the coming season.
Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Fiordland Regional Tourism Organisation (Destination Fiordland)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre
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