Fiordland, just 2 hours from Queenstown or Invercargill, is one of the southern hemisphere’s greatest wilderness regions achieving World Heritage Status for its spectacular natural features, remarkable beauty and role in demonstrating the earth’s evolutionary history. Home of Mitre Peak, the stunning fiords of Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, the beautiful lake towns of Te Anau and Manapouri and the Kepler, Milford and Routeburn Tracks, Fiordland is known as the sightseeing capital of the world. Extraordinary scenic beauty has earned this region a reputation as a significant walking destination, and a “must see” for anyone travelling to New Zealand. more
Of the fourteen fiords in the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible. The Milford Road is a magnificent alpine journey and is one of the world’s finest drives. The magnificence of this drive even dazzles locals used to New Zealand's breath-taking scenery. Travel along sparkling clear-blue lakes, through unforgettable valleys flanked by towering rugged ranges, over wild cascading rivers, through lush rainforest, and around majestic cliff faces before reaching the high alpine Homer Tunnel which emerges to reveal a dramatic picturesque glacier-cut valley before finely reaching the utterly stunning and iconic Milford Sound.
A trip into Doubtful Sound provides a boundless wilderness experience. Visitors are often rewarded with dolphins and a wealth of marine life on a visit to the more remote Doubtful Sound. Fiordland provides a wide range of activities and opportunities to discover every aspect of its unique environment, from boat cruise and kayak options, scenic flights, glow-worm caves or the unique Discovery Centre underwater observatory.
Located 20 kms from Te Anau, Lake Manapouri provides an excellent base from which to discover Doubtful Sound and offers services such as a café, restaurant, small shop and service station. Guided tours depart from both towns daily to visit the fiords, or to explore the many other features within Fiordland National Park.
The picturesque lakeside township of Te Anau, provides a perfect base to explore the area and provides a wide-ranging variety of services to visitors. It is the closest service base to Milford Sound and is known as the “walking capital of the world” due its proximity to the many outstanding walking tracks, including the Great Walks of the Milford Track, Routeburn Track and Kepler Track.
When you travel to Fiordland you are visiting one of the most beautiful and dramatic parts of New Zealand. It is the perfect location for enjoying all outdoor activities or just relaxing and taking in the stunning mountain vistas.
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Kayaking in Milford Sound is an extraordinary experience where the majesty of the landscape is all that more dramatic from sea level. Our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and one hour of kayaking around serene Harrison Cove.
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Mobile-friendly - These new, fully self contained two bedroom eco-cottages, situated on the Southern Scenic Route, just 1km from Lake Manapouri township, and 20km from Te Anau, offer spectacular mountain views. Its the ideal base for exploring Doubtful and Milford Sounds and the dramatic and beautiful Fiordland National Park. Acheron Cottages are actively managed to minimise effects to the ecosystem.
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Warm, affordable accommodation in World Heritage area. Range of ground-floor, non-smoking units with excellent facilities. Room breakfast service. Pet friendly with playground for children makes us a great family place to stay. Close to lake, restaurants and shops. Comfortable day trip to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Tour bookings arranged. Friendly, helpful hosts keen to make your stay pleasant.
Mobile-friendly - Air Milford proudly operates the only brand new Cessna Caravan aircraft. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. Family owned and operated, with a 100% safety record. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Mobile-friendly - Alpine Luxury Tours specialises in privately guided day tours for sightseeing, wine experiences, ski field transfers, hiking and heli-adventures throughout Queenstown, Fiordland and Mount Cook. We create genuine and unique adventures that give unrivalled access to some of New Zealand's most exclusive destinations. Travel in style and comfort in our fleet of luxurious European vehicles with your personal local guide.
Mobile-friendly - Alpine View Motel offers comfortable, affordable, and family-friendly Te Anau accommodation near the shores of Lake Te Anau. Located in spacious-surroundings 5mins walk to town-centre, restaurants and shops. BBQ area, children's adventure playground, wireless-internet available in all rooms and 12 channels of freeview TV. Excellent base from which to explore Te Anau, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Fiordland National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Altitude Tours are all about turning average holidays into epic adventures, taking you on top-rated journeys to Milford Sound, Gibbston, Central Otago, Glenorchy & Paradise or Mt Cook on daily departure tours from Queenstown. Enjoy travelling in a small group in modern Mercedes Sprinters, with an experienced and entertaining local guide.
Small family owned and operated business. We pride ourselves in creating an unforgettable and amazing luxury itinerary tailored to your personal interests. Each itinerary we make is completely customised to your time frame and budget. Whether you would like to self-drive, have a personal chauffeur/guide or have a mix of both - the choice is yours.
Amazing New Zealand is a New Zealand based consultancy (specialising solely on New Zealand tours) creating innovative and imaginative self-drive or chauffeur-driven itineraries tailored to your own requirements. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism wherever possible to see and experience the REAL New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Glacier landings, scenic flights, personalised experiences: Let us take you exploring over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks giving you the ultimate birds-eye view and unique alpine landings only possible by helicopter. Set foot on an ancient glacier, enjoy the diverse landscape on a Milford Sound flight or simply take in the majestic mountains surrounding Wanaka. Charter flights available.
A wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy an exceptional helicopter flight, then surf, hike, SUP, kayak, dive & fish for fantastic foods. Stay amongst incredible coastal wilderness, amazing chef & fun local guides to ensure the best possible stay. Our tailored adventures depart from Queenstown, with aditional options from Milford Sound and Haast in South Westland.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the awesome sights and beauty of Southern NZ. Showcasing the Heritage and Wildlife capital of NZ - Dunedin. Choose between small-group package tours, daily tours, shore excursion tours or design your own tour. Experienced and knowledgeable driver/guides look after all your needs. Recipient of Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence last 7 years, member of Trip Advisors Hall of Fame.
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Mobile-friendly - With 2000-acres of farmland bordering the Fiordland National Park, Cabot Lodge is a luxury escape on the doorstep of Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and the Kepler, Routeburn and Milford Tracks. This luxury lodge accommodates up to ten guests and offers an array of experiences, including farm tours, private hiking trails, remote hilltop spa pool experience and a private fishing jetty.
Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #TiakiPromise
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
Mobile-friendly - Experience the best New Zealand has to offer on a small group day tour with Cheeky Kiwi Travel. We offer day trips & multi tours to the most popular destinations around Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown. Our fully guided small group tours & day trips are run in modern, comfortable minibuses & our guides bring the journey to life.
Mobile-friendly - Kayaking in Milford Sound is an extraordinary experience where the majesty of the landscape is all that more dramatic from sea level. Our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and one hour of kayaking around serene Harrison Cove.
Mobile-friendly - Discover Wanaka - The Ultimate Guided Local Experience. We offer a number of bike tours, boat tours, ski guiding and ski transport options. From beginners to experts, our tours are led by expert, friendly guides. You’ll always feel supported. Family friendly and suitable for all ages and fitness. We offer a range of tours to suit everyone.
Mobile-friendly - The perfect holiday base for your Fiordland travel, the 4 star hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Te Anau, gateway to the stunning Milford Sound and Doubtful Sounds. Offering 180 comfortable rooms & suites plus 2 popular restaurants and a bar, FREE unlimited WiFi, complimentary guest car parking and an excellent standard of service.
Mobile-friendly - Dunluce is a Luxury boutique bed and breakfast with stunning lake and mountain views. We feature a guest wing with a private lounge and four stylish lake facing en suite rooms. A full gourmet breakfast is included. Fall in love with our exquisite ensuite rooms overlooking Lake Te Anau and the mountains of Fiordland National Park; a World Heritage gem.
Mobile-friendly - As you board, your friendly crew will welcome you with a glass of bubbly to set the mood for you to take in the majesty of this awesome World Heritage area. Cruise amongst breath-taking mountain vistas with your captain giving an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, as playful bottle-nose dolphins surf alongside.
Jet boat down the Waiau River to the deserted shores of Lake Manapouri - named NZ's most beautiful lake - and walk in lush beech forest in Fiordland National Park. Travel through spectacular scenes from Lord of the Rings; see trout in crystal-clear waters; all while enjoying the innate fun a jet boat has to offer - speed and spins!
Located on the shore of Lake Te Anau, all apartments have terrific lake views. We have a selection of apartments with our brand new Luxury Tanara Studio Apartments open late 2019 especially for couples. We are a 10 minute walk to the Town Centre with free wifi in all apartments. The perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Fiordland National Park was established in 1952 and contains stunning scenery including fiords, waterfalls and snow capped mountain peaks. Mitre Peak is one of the most photographed features in the park. Old rainforests and lakes are breathtaking and several famous tracks like the Milford, Kelper and Routeburn tracks dissect the park. Don't miss it.
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Predator Free Rakiura & Predator Free 2050 evening talk
Join Southern Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) members for an evening talk on Predator Free Rakiura (by Project Director, Campbell Leckie) and Predator Free 2050 (by Board Director, Estelle Leask). As this talk ...
Where: Fiordland National Park Visitors Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 19th November 2022
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 19th November 2022
Fiordland Seafood Adventure
It's all about seafood. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on board our 27-metre expedition vessel Flightless, exploring Dusky Sound. Gather a variety of fresh seafood, learn how to treat it respectfully, process it ...
Where: Tamatea/ Dusky Sound, Te Anau, Southland
Address: Dusky Sound, Fiordland
From: 10:00am on Friday 2nd December 2022
To: 1:00pm on Monday 5th December 2022
Fiordland History Adventure
Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Dusky/Breaksea on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless. Although history is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, ...
Where: Tamatea/ Dusky Sound, Te Anau, Southland
Address: Dusky Sound, Fiordland
From: 11:00am on Thursday 5th January 2023
To: 1:00pm on Monday 9th January 2023
Milford Mountain Classic
Join the 120km long road cycle race from Milford Sound to Te Anau along what is described as the most beautiful stretch of road in the world! Whether you are NZ Cycling’s Elite Riders or those just wanting to give it a ...
Where: Milford Road, Te Anau, Southland
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 18th February 2023
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 18th February 2023
Heart of the Highlands
The 2022 Te Anau Tartan Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 red restrictions. However Easter 2023 is on - see you in Te Anau in April 2023. Book early to ensure you don't miss this once in a lifetime ...
Where: Fiordland Community Events Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 7:00pm on Friday 7th April 2023
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 9th April 2023