Te Anau & Fiordland

Home to the breathtaking Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Fiordland National Park is truly one of the most magical places in New Zealand. Its World Heritage Status is well earned, and we guarantee that time spent here won’t be forgotten. The grandeur and majestic beauty of the natural landscape almost defies description – from glacier carved valleys through thousands of hectares of virgin forest to glimmering lakes, waterfalls, and alpine peaks, these are sights to savour, and your time in this area should be carefully planned.

Don’t Miss

  • A journey on the spectacular Milford Road
  • Nature cruising the full length of Milford Sound to the sea
  • A  day or multi – day walk on the Milford or Routeburn  tracks
  • A showing of Ata Whenua at the Fiordland cinema in Te Anau- a cinematic experience of Fiordland in all its glory

Where is Fiordland?

Fiordland stretches across 215km of coastline down across the bottom west coast corner of the South Island. Within its region are 14 Fiords – the most famous being Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and a visit to Fiordland can include activities such as walking, lake cruising, fishing and kayaking.

Explore Fiordland

Milford and Doubtful Sound

The two biggest and well known Fiords in the region, Milford and Doubtful Sounds are best experienced by taking a nature cruise for a unique and unforgettable chance to get right up close to some of the country’s best wildlife and enjoy the stunning landscapes and scenery. Even the drive on the road into Milford is regarded as one of the world’s finest drives – we recommend a taking the coach so you can give your full attention to the stunning scenery. You can take a day cruise, or for a real once in a lifetime experience an overnight trip on the Milford Mariner cruiser is highly recommended.

Te Anau

The small township of Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park, and the perfect place to base yourself before enjoying some of the best walking in New Zealand. From here, you have access to no less than three of New Zealands Great Walks – The Milford Track, The Routburn track and the Kepler Track.

Though small, Te Anau has lots of accommodation to choose from, from campsite, and lodges to hotels and B&B’s and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes too.

The DOC visitors centre is a first port of call to discover all that the area has to offer and to book experiences and excursions.

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Insider Tips

Sim  Grigg, one of the excellent Nature Guides on Real Journey’s Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise says “Don’t forget your raincoat so you can get out on the deck even if it’s raining; the magic of the waterfalls and the sheer drama of the fiord is unforgettable.”

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