Milford Sound with Mitre Peak in distance

Image: L. Gim | Creative Commons

Introduction

Fiordland National Park (established in 1952) has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.

Highlights

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Scenery to take your breath away - imagine standing high in the mountains, looking over a vast landscape of snow-capped peaks, glistening fiords, icy lakes in tussock and sheer, ice-carved valleys with rivers winding through the native forest.

A local and international treasure - Fiordland National Park has international World Heritage status as part of Te Wāhipounamu  - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Glimpse a famous mountain peak - rising above stunning Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, rising 1692 m above sea level and adding awe to any photo, no matter what weather. The Milford Road journey will get you there.

Unique and endangered wildlife - Fiordland is home of the Takahē Recovery Programme. This unique bird, the largest living member of the rail family, was once thought to be extinct. After rediscovery of the takahē in the Murchison Mountains in 1948, a special area of 500 km2 was set aside in Fiordland National Park for its conservation.

See marvellous marine scenes - Black coral is an underwater beauty and in Fiordland can be seen at shallower depths than elsewhere due to the freshwater layer. Sea lovers - check out the 10 Fiordland marine reserves

Experience a world-famous Great Walk - Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track and Routeburn Track. 

Place overview

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre

Activities

  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Walking and tramping
  • Stop the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

    Remember to Check, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.

In this section

Find things to do and places to stay Fiordland National Park

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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