Immerse yourself in the spectacular New Zealand environment and experience Fiordland on the water, on land and in the air.
Fiordland from the water
The pristine beauty of Fiordland can be seen close up from the water.
Cruise around Milford, Doubtful, Dusky or Breaksea sounds. The pristine forest, sheer rock walls and tumbling waterfalls are a breathtaking sight. Local inhabitants include New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.
Cruises range from half a day to several nights. Some companies also offer fishing and diving experiences or ecology-based tours.
Sea kayaking is an active way to explore Fiordland in a small, personalised group. Several specialist companies offer a range of trips - from overnighters to six-day adventures.
You can also cruise or sail the clear, glacial waters of Lake Te Anau, the South Island's biggest lake. Lake Manapouri, smaller but just as pristine, is also nearby.
Take a 2 1/2 hour guided trip to the caves and glow-worm grotto on the edge of Lake Te Anau. These caves are geologically active - quite unique in the Southern Hemisphere.
For a faster thrill, try jet boating on the upper Waiau River. This same river featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the River Anduin.
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The 'Walking Capital of the World'
Three of New Zealand's nine Great Walks are located in Fiordland. Walk for a day, or do the full track and stay in hikers' huts along the way.
The Milford Track is New Zealand's most famous walk. It has been thrilling travelers for more than 100 years.
The Kepler Track takes you through mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.
The Routeburn Track is one of the shorter Great Walks. It links Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park, showing off mountain peaks and jewel-like lakes along the way.
The Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop track along the coast and through native forest. Though less well-known, it is just as stunning as the Great Walks.
Whichever walk you choose, take along an experienced guide to explain the unique flora and fauna and techniques for surviving in the bush.
If you're not one for walking, try a quad bike adventure through the back blocks of Fiordland; it's fun for all ages.
A bird's eye view of Fiordland
Some of the sights of Fiordland are best appreciated from the air.