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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The Routeburn Track: over the hills and far away

The Routeburn Track is the ultimate alpine adventure, taking walkers through ice-carved valleys and below the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana. Read the story . . . 

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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, also known as the eighth wonder of the world. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Lake Gunn Nature Walk

Enjoy walking an easy loop track through red beech forest and alongside Lake Gunn, beginning from Milford Road. Read the story . . . 

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Key Summit Track on the Routeburn Track

Enjoy panoramic views over Fiordland mountains and alpine lakes plus native vegetation and birdlife on this fantastic, easy half-day walk on the Routeburn Track from the Milford Road. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Marian Falls Track

Discover the spectacular Marian Falls on this easy, short walking track from Hollyford Road, off Milford Road in the Fiordland National Park. Read the story . . . 

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Milford Foreshore Walk

Wander through beech forest and along the sandy foreshore of Milford Sound, learn about the area from interpretative panels and enjoy fabulous views of Mitre Peak on this easy walk. Read the story . . . 

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Milford Sound Lookout Track

Enjoy impressive views of stunning Milford Sound from a lookout on this short, easy walking track. But take sandfly repellent with you!  Read the story . . . 

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Mirror Lakes Walk

Stroll among small lakes with lovely reflective views of the Earl Mountains on this easy access short walk off Milford Road.  Read the story . . . 

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The Chasm Walk

Enjoy dramatic views of powerful waterfalls and water-sculpted shapes in the rocks on this easy-access walk near Milford Sound.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. 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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Things to do

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Southland

From Great Walks and day trips to remote and beautiful beaches and Must-Do Stewart Island, check out a local's picks for the Southern part of New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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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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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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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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