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Fiordland National Park

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Fiordland, New Zealand
Milford Sound
Fiordland National Park
Photographer: Heidi Coppock Beard
(www.coppockbeard.com)

The Fiordland National Park is located in Southwestern New Zealand, in the Fiordland region of New Zealand.

The Fiordland National Park is an area of snow-capped mountains, ice rivers, deep lakes and vast tracts of unbroken forest and tussock grassland. In December 1990, UNESCO recognised the outstanding natural values of the area and formed the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area.

There is a wide variety of flora and fauna in the Fiordland National Park. There are also more than 500 kilometres of walking and tramping tracks, including world-renown Milford Track, Kepler Track, Hollyford Track and Routeburn Track.

» Fiordland Track Information

There are many backcountry huts and several campsites available for accommodation within Fiordland National Park. A wide variety of accommodation is also available in the nearby towns, from backpackers to luxurious lodges.

Fiordland National Park Activities

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Routeburn falls, Fiordland National Park, Fiordland, New Zealand
Routeburn Falls
Fiordland National Park
Photographer: Gareth Eyres
(www.exposure.co.nz)

Activities in Fiordland National Park include:

  • Bushwalking, tramping
  • Mountain biking, cycling
  • Mountaineering
  • Scenic flights
  • Rafting, kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting (with permit)
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Camping, picknicking
  • Guided activities

Fiordland National Park Conservation

The Fiordland National Park is managed by the Department of Conservation. Some things to remember include:

  • Do not take dogs or other animals into the park
  • Light fires only in designated areas
  • Camp only in designated camping areas
  • Take your rubbish away with you
  • Do not remove or disturb any artifacts or other historic remains

» Fiordland Regional Information

» Fiordland Travel Directory

» Tramping, Hiking and Guided Walks Directory

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