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Experience one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Imagine standing high in the mountains looking over soaring peaks, glistening fiords and mighty rivers winding through native rainforest. Colossal waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into ice-carved valleys and the pure air echoes with birdsong.

World famous for the stunning Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Fiordland is a vast World Heritage Area waiting to be explored by land, air or water. Combine your visit to the Sounds with a scenic flight, a jet boat ride, a fishing expedition or a scuba dive and you have the adventure of a lifetime.

Must-Do Activities

1. Ultimate road trip
Take the time to drive to Milford Sound on the Te Anau Milford Highway – one of the world’s most scenic drives

2. Scenic flight
Take to the skies by fixed wing, helicopter or float plane and be amazed at the breathtaking scenery of the largest national park in New Zealand

3. Water cruises
Take to the water for a cruise in Milford or Doubtful Sound or on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri

4. Jet boat ride
Experience the thrill of a jet boat ride on the Waiau River or a Wairaurahiri jet boat adventure on NZ’s steepest river

5. Walking capital of the world
Enjoy a guided walk on one of Fiordland’s many stunning walking tracks

6. Nature walk
Take a walk to Brod Bay enjoying the start of the Kepler Track and see the Takahe at the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

7. Sail to the glow worm caves
See the secret world of the glowworms on a trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves

8. Cycling and mountain biking
Grab a bike and try out one of the cycle trails or mountain bike tracks in the area

9. Fiordland Cinema
See ‘Ata Whenua – Shadowland’ at the Fiordland Cinema: mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular – an unforgettable journey through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth

10. Take it easy
Take a twilight walk on Fraser’s Beach at Manapouri and finish the day with a beer at the pub overlooking breathtaking views of Lake Manapouri.


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