Fiordland National Park
The spectacular Fiordland National Park can be found tucked away in the south west corner of New Zealand’s South Island. Renowned for its exceptional scenic beauty, this National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and spans over an incredible 1.2 million hectares. The site is the country’s largest National Park and one of the largest in the world.
The natural beauty of the region is made up of spectacular ice-carved fiords, rugged granite tops, lakes, valleys and untouched mountain to sea vistas. One of the least explored areas of New Zealand, the Fiordland is so remote that wildlife thought to be extinct are believed to still live in the Park. The Takahe, a native flightless bird was discovered in the Park in 1948 after being thought extinct for over 40 years.
The picturesque town of Te Anau, perfectly positioned on the edge of a beautiful lake is the hub of the Fiordlands, known as the ‘gateway to the Fiords’. From here, it’s a scenic 2 hour drive to the famous Milford Sound and just 20 mins to Lake Manapouri, where you can jump aboard the scenic cruise into Doubtful Sound.