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Things To Do In Fiordland

Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is renowned as the home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Also well-known are the Great Walks (the Milford Track, Routeburn Track, and Kepler Tracks), within the Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park. Untouched ancient rainforest and waterfalls wh... Show More

Tourist Information About Fiordland

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Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound Cruise

Escape the crowds and experience the beauty of Milford Sound in its true isolati ......

Sutherland Falls Scenic Flight - Milford Helicopters

Sutherland Falls Scen...

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Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound Cruise

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Milford Sound Fly Cruise Fly

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Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Lake Wakatipu ......

Mitre Peak Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Stunning photo opportunities.

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Scenic Flights - Fiordland Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Fiordland Helicopters was formed in the mid-1980s. With hangars in both Te Anau and Orawia (just outside of Tuatapere), ...

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Milford Sound Boutique Small Boat Cruise

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

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Milford Track Day Walk - Milford Sound

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Experience the Milford Track, one of New Zealand’s most famous hiking trails!

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Milford Sound Scenic Flight

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Experience magnificent Milford Sound by air.

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Bay Cruise

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Enjoy the million dollar views from Lake Te Anau on our 1 hour Bay Cruise as Peter tells you about the history of this a ...

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Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound Scenic Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Discover the most popular Fiord's in New Zealand - Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ​ Endless pho ...

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Milford Track Day Walk - Lake Te Anau

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Experience the Milford Track, one of New Zealand’s most famous hiking trails independently. Take a boat journey betwee ...

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Kepler Track Day Walk Boat Transfers

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Explore some of the best day hiking in Fiordland with a Kepler Track Day Walk!

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Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

This is Fiordland Tours’ signature tour – an extended day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau that ensures you see al ...

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Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Join Pure Milford for all all inclusive day tour to magical Milford Sound from Queenstown. Enjoy informative commentary ...

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Milford Sound, Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park Heli Flight

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover the enormity of the Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park.

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Discover Milford Sound Helicopter Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

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Grand Tour Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

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Discovery Cruise

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Join Peter & Cruise Te Anau for a boutique 3 hour Discovery Cruise to the beautiful and tranquil South Fiord of Lake ...

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Scenic Flights - Southern Lakes Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

When a place is so special it’s been awarded World Heritage status, seeing it from the air is an absolute Must-Do. Fro ...

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Discover Doubtful Sound - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationManapouri, Fiordland

This helicopter flight takes you over the Fiordland National Park to Doubtful Sound.

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Dusky Sound Scenic Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Aerial mountain and lake views on the way to Dusky Sound. Breathe in the fresh Fiordland air during ...

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Glacier Galore Helicopter Flight with Landing - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

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Affinity Cruises

Activity LocationPicton, Marlborough

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Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

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Tourist Information About Fiordland

Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is renowned as the home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Also well-known are the Great Walks (the Milford Track, Routeburn Track, and Kepler Tracks), within the Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park. Untouched ancient rainforest and waterfalls which cascade hundreds of metres into deep black fiords are just some of the many breath-taking attractions in this area. Fiordland is one of the most beautiful and dramatic parts of New Zealand. Explore the treasures of this region by water, air or hiking.


Best Attractions and things to do in Fiordland



Milford Sound Cruise and Kayak

1. Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak

Your vacation begins with a Milford Sound Nature Cruise that travels the length of the sound and out to the Tasman Sea. You won't miss a thing with vessels designed just for viewing! You'll be dropped off at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory near the end of your tour to learn about the history, geology, and ecology of Milford Sound, as well as visit New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory, Milford Deep, to see rare black coral. Then, after 90 minutes of calm kayaking in serene Harrison Cove, your expert kayak and nature guide will transport you to the kayaking pontoon.

 
Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Day Trip

2. Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Day Trip

Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking surroundings as well as the instructive discourse. Your knowledgeable local guide will show you the best sights along the Milford Road and effortlessly connect you to a 2-hour lunch cruise. Travel in a comfortable premium bus with plenty of legroom and USB charging connections. The native rainforest, stunning waterfalls, and glacial lakes are all worth seeing. Before continuing down the stunning alpine Milford Road, make a brief stop in Te Anau. Pose for shots while admiring the breathtaking vistas in Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobbs Flat, or Monkey Creek. As you approach the visitor terminal, be awed by the glacially carved Milford Sound.

 
Milford Sound Nature Cruise

3. Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound is a beautiful habitat for birdlife, dolphins, fur seals, and endangered species such as the Fiordland Crested Penguin, which is nestled within Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound, rich in geological formations, mesmerizing waterfalls, and, predictably, one of the most amazing scenic day tours to undertake in New Zealand, is a marvel at any time of year and in any weather. Set sail across the sea on a purpose-built catamaran from Milford Sound Cruise Terminal to experience the unique wildlife of one of the South Island's most gorgeous sights. Onboard, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, and when reserving, choose from a variety of delectable lunch selections.

 
Scenic Flight

4. Scenic Flight

Fiordland Helicopters provides scenic helicopter flights over the most beautiful parts of the Fiordland World Heritage Park.

This contains the world-famous Milford Sound as well as the less well-known Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Our National Park concessions allow for several landings and give you the opportunity to choose your own flight path and landing spot. We are not restricted to landing spots along renowned scenic flight routes. This independence, along with the knowledge of our experienced pilots, is crucial in their mission to show you the best of Fiordland.

 
Milford Sound Discover More Cruise

5. Milford Sound Discover More Cruise

Explore the fiord's splendor on a vessel designed specifically for the best viewing. Enjoy a great lunch, complimentary tea and coffee, and a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory on a day tour.

Climb onboard a purpose-built catamaran at the Milford Sound Cruise Terminal for an authentic and insightful tour of the fiord. Get up close and personal with some of the world's most stunning rock faces and waterfalls. As you sail by the native seals basking on the rocks, join the skipper in the open wheelhouse and say hello. Local nature guides will guarantee that you learn about the sanctuary's fauna, natural heritage, and history. Onboard, you'll be treated to a delightful picnic meal.

 
Boutique Small Boat Cruise

6. Boutique Small Boat Cruise

Join this award-winning, family-owned and run company for a once-in-a-lifetime event. Milford Sound will be explored in a local manner, with knowledgeable local guides who will share their knowledge and interesting anecdotes with you. The smaller boats will get you much closer to the cascading waterfalls and will allow you to get up close and personal with the local wildlife such as NZ Fur Seals and Bottlenose Dolphins. A "Glacial Facial" besides the beautiful Sterling Falls is an unforgettable experience.

 
Milford Sound Fly Cruise

7. Milford Sound Fly Cruise

Take off from Queenstown and fly over Central Otago's rocky countryside before going west to the glacial-fed rivers that pour into Lake Wakatipu. As you travel through two amazing National Parks, Mt Aspiring and the world heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, you will see what the power of nature has built over time.

 
Tramp the Hollyford Track

8. Tramp the Hollyford Track

It's advisable to explore one of New Zealand's most popular wilderness habitats and go to those hard-to-reach places on foot. The Hollyford Track is at the top of our hiking list in Fiordland National Park, which contains some of the country's best multi-day hikes. You're likely to be blown away by the landscape on any multi-day trip in Fiordland National Park, so the expense and popularity of the track are the only factors to consider when picking a tramp. With less expensive hut accommodation than the Great Walks, less promotion, but nonetheless well-maintained facilities, planning your 4-6 day hiking trip here should be rather simple. For the rest, simply take in the breathtaking scenery.

 
Kepler Track Great Walk

9. Kepler Track Great Walk

The Kepler Track is another excellent multi-day hike. This specially designed Great Walk begins with a tough ascent into the mountains, but if the weather cooperates, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views. The wooded sections of the trip, which are commonly regarded as "enchanting," are another highlight. The Kepler Track is a 60-kilometer (37-mile) loop that takes three to four days to complete. It is even accessible by foot from Te Anau. Remember that Fiordland has a lot of rain, so plan on at least one rainy day during your vacation.

 
Hike to the Key Summit

10. Hike to the Key Summit

This Fiordland National Park must-do list includes one of the highlights of the Milford Sound Road, which is simply too good to pass up. The Routeburn Track Great Walk includes the Key Summit trek, but it can also be reached from The Divide on the Milford Road. The Key Summit is reached after a 2-hour zigzag hike that offers amazing mountain views from all sides. The return track takes roughly 3 hours to complete.

 


Top attractions in Fiordland



1. Milford Sound, Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park Heli Flight: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland from a unique perspective as you soar above the majestic Southern Alps and Milford Sound on a helicopter flight. Take in the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows while flying over the Fiordland National Park.

2. Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Day Trip: Take a scenic coach journey through the heart of Fiordland, passing through stunning landscapes and arriving at Milford Sound for a leisurely cruise on the sound. Enjoy the natural beauty of this World Heritage area, including towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and marine life.

3. Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak: Explore the hidden gems of Milford Sound on a kayak, paddle through the tranquil waters and get up close with the stunning scenery, including towering peaks and cascading waterfalls. After kayaking, take a leisurely cruise on the sound, enjoying the natural beauty of this World Heritage area.

4. Scenic Flights - Fiordland Helicopters: Get a bird's eye view of Fiordland's spectacular landscapes on a scenic helicopter flight. Fly over snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows and see the beauty of Fiordland National Park from above.

5. Discover More Cruise: Take a cruise on Milford Sound and discover the hidden gems of Fiordland National Park. Enjoy a close-up view of towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and marine life and take a guided walk to explore the area further. This cruise offers a unique and exclusive experience of Fiordland's natural beauty.



Top fun activities in Fiordland



1. Milford Sound Cruise: Set sail on a leisurely cruise through the stunning Milford Sound, where you can take in the natural beauty of this World Heritage area, including towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and marine life. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings as you glide through the sound and take in the breathtaking views.

2. Scenic Flights - Southern Lakes Helicopters: Experience the beauty of Fiordland from a unique perspective as you take a scenic helicopter flight over the Southern Lakes region. See the stunning landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows, while flying over the Fiordland National Park.

3. Milford Sound Fly Cruise: Enjoy the best of both worlds on this exciting tour, where you'll fly to Milford Sound and then take a leisurely cruise on the sound. See the natural beauty of this World Heritage area from both the air and water.

4. Fiordland Helicopters: Take a helicopter tour of Fiordland and see the stunning landscapes from above. Fly over snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows while taking in the beauty of the Fiordland National Park. Get a bird's-eye view of the area and see the natural wonders of Fiordland in a unique way.

5. Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak: Explore the hidden gems of Milford Sound on this unique tour, where you'll take a kayak through the tranquil waters and get up close with the stunning scenery, including towering peaks and cascading waterfalls. After kayaking, take a leisurely cruise on the sound and enjoy the natural beauty of this World Heritage area.



The Best things to do with kids and childrens activities in Fiordland



1. Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak: Discover the hidden gems of Milford Sound on this unique tour, where you'll paddle through the tranquil waters on a kayak and get up close with the stunning scenery, including towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and marine life. After kayaking, take a leisurely cruise on the sound and enjoy the natural beauty of this World Heritage area.

2. Milford Sound Cruise: Set sail on a leisurely cruise through the stunning Milford Sound and take in the natural beauty of this World Heritage area, including towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and marine life. Relax and soak in the peaceful surroundings as you glide through the sound and take in the breathtaking views.

3. Milford Sound Fly Cruise: Enjoy the best of both worlds on this exciting tour, where you'll fly to Milford Sound and then take a leisurely cruise on the sound. See the natural beauty of this World Heritage area, including towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and marine life, from both the air and water.

4. Discover More Cruise: Take a cruise on Milford Sound and discover the hidden gems of Fiordland National Park. Enjoy a close-up view of towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and marine life, and take a guided walk to explore the area further. This cruise offers a unique and exclusive experience of Fiordland's natural beauty.

5. Milford Sound, Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park Heli Flight: Take in the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows while flying over the Fiordland National Park. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland from a unique perspective as you soar above the majestic Southern Alps and Milford Sound on a helicopter flight.

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