The Kepler Track: blazing a new trail

The Kepler Track near Te Anau showcases vast tussock-covered ridgelines and spectacular alpine vistas, contrasting peaceful lakeside and valley beech...


Views from the Kepler Track. © Samuel Bordo

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Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Visit website

If Doubtful Sound is your destination, Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the closest accommodation to the Doubtful Sound departure point. Our hotel has magnificent lake . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Fiordland Marine Reserves

Fiordland’s ten marine reserves border the Fiordland National Park and are a fantastic example of protected natural environments. Read the story . . . 

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Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Daytime Cruises Visit website

Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden fiords - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Doubtful Sound: powerful serenity

The most obviously dubious aspect of Doubtful Sound is its name because as everyone knows, it’s actually a fiord, carved from the mountains by the action of a glacier long since gone the way of a Fruju in high summer.  Read the story . . . 

Discovery Expeditions (multi-day) Fiordland & Stewart Island - Real Journeys Visit website

Embark on a multi-day voyage of discovery through some of the most isolated and beautiful regions in New Zealand. Discovery Expeditions operate from late April . . . More . . . 

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Hollyford Valley: not your average walk

While less popular than the nearby Milford and Routeburn tracks, Hollyford Valley is nonetheless one of the South Island’s great tramping experiences. Read the story . . . 

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Acheron Cottages

Mountain and rural outlook but only a 2 minute drive to Doubtful Sound departure point. Self-contained, self-catering, serviced accommodation. At the doorstep of Fiordland National Park. . . . More . . . 

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South Westland: a wonder of the world

The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . . 

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Manapouri Motels & Holiday Park

We have motels with views to knock your socks off, cabins with character, and campsites for Africa.Located overlooking New Zealand's most beautiful lake, Manapouri Motels . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don't you reckon, and explore the deep south.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don't you reckon, and explore the deep south.  Read the story . . . 

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