"Fiordland" Fiordland National Park by TomorrowsAngel
Fiordland National Park Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 109 photos
Fiordland is located on the south-west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
As one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand, Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is often called the Sightseeing and Walking Capital of the world.
The best base for exploring the Fiordland region is the attractive resort town of Te Anau. From here it is an easy two hours drive to Milford Sound and twenty minutes drive to Lake Manapouri and the start of a Doubtful Sound excursion. The road to Milford Sound is considered to be one of the world's finest alpine drives.
You can explore Fiordland National Park by foot, sea kayak or boat, or take to the air and do it the flightseeing way. The Park covers 1.2 million hectares and showcases dramatic wilderness on a grand scale. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into pristine, forested valleys, sheer-sided fiords slide gracefully into the sea, rare native birds and sea creatures go about their lives in a near-perfect world.
Famous walking trails in the region include the Milford, Kepler, Hollyford and Routeburn Tracks. In most cases you can head off on your own, and guides are available for some tracks.
Te Anau township has a range of fine restaurants, seven days a week shopping and can cater for all levels of accommodation. Local attractions include fishing, golf, 4WD (four-wheel driving), motorbikes, hunting and cave explorations.
It is the rarest penguin in the world, with only 3,000 known breeding pairs. A protected species, the Fiordland crested... more travel advice
Hollyford Track (80km) leads the walker from the sheer rock walls of the Darren Mountains down to the sand dunes of the... more travel advice
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