"The Deep South" Fiordland National Park by kiwi

Fiordland National Park Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 109 photos

Fiordland is one of Earth's special corners, being virtually untouched, and of course being a preserved piece of Godwana.
Fauna and some wildlife dates back a very long way and because we are an island, some things have remained unchanged.
Our reptile, the Tuatara for example, predates the dinosaurs by millions of years!!

Here is the very special mountain parrot we call the Kea. He looks very innocent, and sweet, howeve look closely at that beak! It is a very dangerous and powerful weapon.
These birds can take hubcaps from your wheels, can carry a boot or camera, can tear the seal off your windscreen making it dislodge, and can inflict serious injury.
They are naturally inquisitive, being parrots, and are very mischievious and not afraid to dismantle your vehicle. Be warned!

  • Last visit to Fiordland National Park: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 20, 2007
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    nice pictures. i visited this np as a young girl ages ago. will visit again someday with my children. this destination deserved more from you :-) i apologize. i have special affection for this piece of Gondwana.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Hi, lovely pics and Keas thanks - can Fiordland possibly be 4,600 sq miles!?check it out on one of the other VTers writeups on the area!

  • myrnalavado's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2006 at 2:44 AM

    I see the beautiful places in New Zealand in your homepage how I wish to see this place also..

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 12:40 AM

    So you lost a boot then? :-)

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 6:38 AM

    Your photo of the Morepork owl is wonderful on your moms page. You know I love birds from some of my pages. have you ever been to Codfish Island in the South of the Aotearoa I would love to see a kakapo.

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