Fiorland National Park
photo by KMD Pics


Fiordland National Park is New Zealand’s largest national park – a breathtaking stretch of coastal landscape that typifies the country’s natural splendor. Created in 1952, it is a land of ice, beech forests, mountains and waterfalls that tumble into the ocean below. One of the park’s most famous sights is Milford Sound, which is the largest glacier-carved fiord on New Zealand’s coastline and attracts large numbers of sightseers and cruise ships every year.

Popular activities in the park include hiking, sea kayaking, diving, cycling, golf, fishing and sailing.

In 1990 Fiordland was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and given the name Te Wahipounamu - 'the place of greenstone', after the area's most treasured mineral resource.

A wide range of accommodation can be found in and around the lakeside townships of Te Anau and Manapouri. At Milford Sound, the only fiord accessible by road, there is a backpackers' lodge.

Contact & location

Lakefront Drive, PO Box 29, Te Anau, New Zealand

(03) 249 7924

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