Fiordland National Park: the eighth wonder

Fiordland National Park is home to what many consider New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction – the breathtaking Milford Sound.


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Lakefront Lodge Te Anau Visit website

Excellent location situated close to the spectacular shores of Lake Te Anau. 2-min lakefront walk to restaurants and Town Centre. 13 ground-floor soundproof units comprising . . . 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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Milford Sound Day & Overnight Cruises Visit website

Real Journeys has an excellent range of daytime and overnight cruises in Milford Sound. Each cruise offers you a relaxing opportunity explore the magnificent scenery . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Experience Fiordland from our spacious lakeside holiday park. Our quiet, established park is located minutes from town centre, Native Bird Park and Fiordland National Park . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Te Anau to Milford Sound Piopiotahi Highway: the journey into the heart of Fiordland.

If you want to take in Fiordland’s wilderness, vastness and beauty without being drenched in that seemingly perpetual rain, take the Piopiotahi Highway. Read the story . . . 

Birchwood Cottages Visit website

Two separate self-contained units feature modern styling and are private. Both are fully furnished, and include a queen bedroom with ensuite, open plan lounge and . . . More . . . 

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Great walks

The Routeburn Track: the ultimate alpine adventure

It's one of the country’s most famous walks so, let’s get the house- (or hut-) keeping out of the way first: you’ll need to book in the heavy season. Read the story . . . 

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Aden Motel Visit website

Your hosts, Irene Benfell & David Herron, welcome you to Aden Motel, situated in the beautiful Te Anau township. Aden Motel is a 12-unit, ground-floor . . . 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 . . . 

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Lakeside Motel & Apartments Visit website

Lakeside Motel is set amongst beautiful gardens on the shores of Lake Te Anau. The motel commands a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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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

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 . . . 

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises - Real Journeys Visit website

Discover the unspoilt and remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound during this unique overnight cruise. Explore Doubtful Sound with an overnight cruise on board the Fiordland Navigator. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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