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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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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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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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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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Adventure time: Te Anau Glowworm Caves

To sit in a boat deep beneath the Fiordland peaks and see glowworms reflected in the still water is a truly magical experience. 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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The Milford Track: the finest walk in the world

The Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years and the scenery is as perfect as ever, complete with valleys carved by glaciers, ancient rainforests and cascading waterfalls. Read the story . . . 

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