Fiordland New Zealand

Te Anau Tours  :: Milford & Doubtful Sound

Fiordland is a dramatic landscape carved thousands of years ago as glacial rivers ground valleys through granite mountains. One of the largest national parks in the world, Fiordland is also part of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area in recognition of its precious status. Even arriving here is unforgettable; immense landscapes enthrall visitors on the journey from quaint Te Anau to Milford Sound and unforgettable Mitre Peak.

Fiordland New Zealand

 

Experience Fiordland NZ

  • Fiordland is the largest national park in the world
  • A World Heritage Site
  • The home of Mitre Peak, Milford, and Doubtful Sounds
  • Great New Zealand walks such as Milford, Routeburn & Kepler
  • Wild dramatic breathtaking scenery
  • The beautiful lakeside town of Te Anau.

 

You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Book into Te Anau `the walking capital of the world
  • Stay at Lake Manapouri and explore the scenic wonders of Doubtful and Dusky Sounds
  • Visit Milford Sound – the only one that can be reached by road
  • Go tramping along the major walking tracks: Milford, Routeburn, Kepler, Hollyford and Tuatapere Hump Ridge

 

When you’ve finished exploring Fiordland take the Southern Scenic route – 440kms which begins or ends in Dunedin. This spectacular travelling route takes you through the Catlins area – a drawcard for eco tourists, with its dense forest, deep valleys, towering cliffs and rocky coastal bays.

 

Useful Fiordland New Zealand Resources

 

When you visit New Zealand, Fiordland is the perfect destination to indulge in nature and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. It is one of the most dramatic and beautiful regions of New Zealand.

Fiordland is renowned for its scenic beauty and is a significant sightseeing destination. The terrain is perfect for extensive walking while enjoying the incredible New Zealand scenery. It is also centrally located to other popular tourist attractions such as Te Anau and Milford Sound, which is a 2-and-a-half-hour drive away. Fiordland is also close to Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound.

There are accommodation options available for all budgets and the Regional Tourism Organization provides 24/7 assistance and information. The region is a World Heritage site and is renowned for its dedicated walking tracks and National Parks.

The native evergreen forests offer great opportunities for photography and the chance to explore the region during the peak and off-peak seasons. Fiordland in New Zealand is a paradise for adventure sports lovers.

The Best Tours & Day Trips in Fiordland NZ

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Doubtful Sound Day Cruise

Doubtful Sound Day Cruise deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park

Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforests & twisting, hidden inlets - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Known for its pristine beauty and wildlife, Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals - both of which are often seen. In season, you may also catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin.

Day Cruise Highlights

A day excursion into this pristine fiord begins with a cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri to West Arm. You will then board a ....
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Doubtful Sound ex Queenstown

 

Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Known for its pristine beauty and wildlife, Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals - both of which are often seen. In season, you may also catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. A day excursion into this pristine fiord begins with a cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri to West Arm. You will then board a coach and travel the sub-alpine road over Wilmot Pass, pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. On arrival in Doubtful Sound, board our spacious catamaran Patea Explorer for a three-hour cruise through som....
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Doubtful Sounds Overnight Cruise

 

Coach & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises & Coach - from Queenstown Your excursion begins with a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. You will then descend to Doubtful Sound to meet the crew of the Fiordland Navigator awaiting you in Deep Cove. The Fiordland Navigator is designed along the lines of a traditional sailing vessel, combining the charm of a bygone era with all modern comforts including spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. During the afternoon, you will cruise the full length of the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins can be seen. As evening draws near, the crew will drop anchor in a sheltered cove, allowing you to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender craft (small boat) with a ....
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Milford Day Tour ex Queenstown

 

Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound. You'll experience the world famous fiord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Departs - 7:20 am, Athol Street in the middle of the car park Returns - 7:45 pm, Athol Street in the middle of the car park ....
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Milford Day Tour ex Te Anau

 

Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. After your cruise return to Te Anau by coach. Highlights: • Te Anau • Eglinton Valley - ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls • Mirror Lakes - photo opportunity • Homer Tunnel - • Fiordland National Park • Knobs Flat • Christie Falls • The Chasm (subject to road and weather conditions) • Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise DEPARTS: 10:15 am, Kiwi Country, 2 Miro St or....
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Milford Fly Cruise Helicopter

 

Milford Sound is often described as the eighth wonder of the world. It is set in the Fiordland National Park, on the west coast of the South Island. Helicopter flights into Milford Sound operate from The Helicopter Line's Queenstown base, located at the Queenstown Airport, just 6km from downtown Queenstown. Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound by plane, enjoy views of mountains, lakes and fiords of Fiordland National Park. Connect with Mitre Peak Cruises for your relaxing cruise. Return to Queenstown by helicopter with an alpine landing for the ultimate experience. Duration - 4 Hours Optional lunch - Gourmet picnic hampers and champagne can be arranged on request.....
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Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

 

Coach & Milford Mariner Overnight Cruises & Coach - from Queenstown An overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner is the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Depart from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon and cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove, where you can join the nature guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft (small boat) and kayaks. Or, if you prefer, you can simply relax on deck. As evening falls, enjoy a lavish carvery buffet in the dining saloon. Then relax in the company of fellow travellers or indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin. • Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon/fully l....
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Milford Sound Cruise from Te Anau

Milford Sound Cruise from Te Anau Get up close & personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Cruise from Te Anau: As you cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins. Our Nature Cruises have a flexible, extended itinerary which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and take in the highlights. Our experienced skippers will tailor the cruise route on the day depending on the weather and wildlife sightings to ensure you get to see the best that Milf....
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Milford Sound National Park Tour

[wonderplugin_gallery id="170"] Milford Sound National Park Tour (with Flight): Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound and Mount Aspiring National Park. You’ll experience the world-famous fiord – rich in dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys, and beautiful waterfalls. Departing from Queenstown by seat in coach, journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls, and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below.  
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Real Journeys – Milford Sound Nature Cruise

  Cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of specialist nature guides. Experience the spray of a waterfall, cruising close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season the rare Fiordland crested penguins. The Nature Cruises have a flexible, extended itinerary which affords guests plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and take in the highlights. The experienced skippers tailor the cruise route on the day, depending on the weather and wildlife sightings to ensure guests get to see the best that Milford Sound has to offer. Informative, participation orientated and relaxed, a Nature Cruise is the ideal way to experience Milford Sound to the fullest.....
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Te Anau Glowworms Tour

 

An evening tour to explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. An excursion to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise across spectacular Lake Te Anau on a purpose-built scenic cruise vessel. This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary. Duration: 2hrs 15mins Sui....
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