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 - Welcome to Absolutely Fabulous Southern Lakes Tours! Ideal for couples or family groups of all ages. Very family friendly with no age restrictions. Four-day Lord of the Rings tours. Christchurch to Queenstown, Milford Sound and beyond plus four-day Southern Lakes Sightseeing Tours. Option to fly out of Queenstown or return to Christchurch. Tour vehicle is exclusively reserved for you.
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.
Mobile-friendly - We're Kiwis, and since 1996 we've looked after active people with legendary hospitality in the stunning New Zealand outdoors. If you’re into hiking, paddling and biking through parks, valleys, bays and backroads, then join us on one of our hand-crafted trips. Explore the local spots, enjoy the highest level of personal service and share plenty of laughs along the way.
Warm, affordable accommodation in a World Heritage area. Range of ground floor, non-smoking units with excellent facilities. Room breakfast service. 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. Eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Scenic flights over the South Island's spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Mobile-friendly - Spectacular and unforgettable Grand Traverse scenic flights of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Explore the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this incredible flightseeing experience. Depart hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. All window seats.
Centrally located in a sunny area of Te Anau, only five minutes' walk from shops, cinema, restaurants and the shores of Lake Te Anau. Five studio units and two one-bedroom family units. Each offer clean and cosy accommodation in quiet surroundings. Continental breakfast available. Free WiFi. A booking agent for all the local attractions including Doubtful and Milford Sounds.
Mobile-friendly - Alpine Adventures offers luxury tours with a private guide. We offer Sightseeing Tours to explore Queenstown, Glenorchy and Arrowtown, Wine Tours in Central Otago and Day Tours to experience Milford Sound, Mt Cook or Wanaka. Our privately guided Hikes & Heli Hikes will take you to spectacular locations. We love to help you create an unforgettable experience while visiting Queenstown.
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 - Te Anau offers some of New Zealand's most spectacular views gazing deep into the heart of Fiordland. Come and enjoy our selection of modern and comfortable accommodation just two minutes from Lake Te Anau but away from the lakes chilly breezes. Choose from our refurbished studio units and our two bedroom ground floor units.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in a quiet, sheltered location. Affordable accommodation with full facilities designed to please. Range of modern, clean, quality, non-smoking ground-floor units. Two easy access units. Queen-size beds (king-size available). TV with video channels, Sky TV, wireless high-speed Internet access, off street parking, car and boat parking. Courtesy car, and storage for track walkers available. Motel accommodation in Te Anau.
Mobile-friendly - The perfect base for your Fiordland experience. Our 3 suites are self-contained with king or twin beds, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. At the end of your day, relax in our outdoor spa pool. After a night's peaceful slumber, awake to native birdsong and stunning mountain views. A full gourmet breakfast is included. Just a 5 minute stroll to town.
Mobile-friendly - Quality self-contained cottages are individually decorated with all the comforts of home. Situated on 10 acres of land with superb mountain views, just one kilometre from Te Anau. Our cottage holiday homes are on the road to Milford Sound and are close to the Fiordland National Park. All are freestanding with their own private courtyard. Privacy assured.
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. #explorerespectNZ
Mobile-friendly - Your friendly hosts warmly welcome you to share their stunning purpose-built guest accommodation. Surrounded by majestic scenery, with lakefront location, Cathedral Peaks is your ideal base for relaxing or exploring Lake Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, and the outstanding attractions of Fiordland. Well-appointed guestrooms, en suite bathrooms, cooked breakfasts, free Internet, set in paradise. Enquire about pricing options.
Mobile-friendly - Our small group tours throughout New Zealand offer a more flexible and fun experience to ensure our guides show you more amazing sites in between our top destinations. Our day trips from both Auckland & Queenstown take you to the most popular sites in Aotearoa including Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua, Milford Sound & Wanaka just to name a few.
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 - Milford Sound awaits! From your base in Te Anau, at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, you are ideally situated to explore Fiordland National Park and world-famous Milford Sound. Superior and standard accommodation options with free WiFi. Conference facilities for up to 200 guests. Warm, friendly and efficient service. Click through to view website and BOOK NOW link.
Mobile-friendly - The hotel offers chic, elegant accommodation and its lake front location is part of New Zealand's largest world heritage area; Fiordland, gateway to Milford and Doubtful Sounds. If you need an escape from everyday life, and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday in one of the world's most breathtaking regions, this is the place for you.
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St. John Workplace First Aid Training
Attain your St. John First Aid Level 1 certificate (valid for two years). Ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid or needs to update their first aid qualification. Minimum qualification requirement for a ...
Where: Te Anau Club, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 8:30am on Thursday 21st March 2019
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 21st March 2019
A Walk In the Park
Join your community for a walk on the Kepler Track! This is your chance to get out into our native bush (even if it's your first time), learn about the natural and cultural history on our doorstep, and meet new ...
Where: Kepler Track, Manapouri, Fiordland
Address: Fiordland National Park, Manapouri, Fiordland
From: 9:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Great EV Road Trip 2019
The #LeadingTheCharge Great EV Road Trip 2019 is in its 5th year. A convoy of electric cars travel around the country holding roadshow type events at each stop. 41 events, 31 days, 5200km+, this year the convoy is ...
Where: Fiordland Events Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 20 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 3:30pm on Friday 5th April 2019
To: 5:00pm on Friday 5th April 2019
Fiordland Arts Society - Multi Media Art Exhibition
The Fiordland Arts Society is thrilled to be able to host its 9th annual Easter Exhibition, in the Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum - located on the corner of Sandy Brown and Milford roads, Te Anau. The exhibition, ...
Where: Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Sandy Brown Road, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 20th April 2019
To: 3:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2019
The Road That Wasn’t There - McDowall Print
Presented by McDowall Print at the Southland Arts Festival, The Road That Wasn't There is a Trick of the Light production, in association with Zanetti Productions and Tour-Makers. This is a story about a girl who ...
Where: Fiordland Community Events Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 6:30pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
To: 7:30pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
The Big Bike Film Night
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you (our very first time to Te Anua!) Showcasing our 2019 collection that has ...
Where: Distinction Hotel, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 16th May 2019
To: 9:15pm on Thursday 16th May 2019