Get all the latest information and best tips to make the most of your visit to Fiordland National Park.


Come and see us. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge about walks to do and sights to see in Fiordland.

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre is in the lakeside town of Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park – part of the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.

DOC visitor centres are open

If you want to go to a DOC visitor centre you must be fully vaccinated. In the visitor centre:

  • have your My Vaccine Pass ready for checking
  • wear your face covering at Orange and Red settings unless exempt
  • scan the QR code or keep a record of your visit using the record keeping slips and box
  • keep your distance from people you don’t know.

COVID-19 vaccine policy for DOC visitor facilities.

More about DOC's response to COVID-19.

Plan your visit to Fiordland National Park

Information and services available:

  • Great Walks and backcountry tracks information, tickets and maps
  • track conditions and weather forecasts
  • short walks and family friendly activities
  • hunting permits and didymo clean gear certificates
  • books, postcards, clothing and gifts and last minute essential items for your trip.

Learn about conservation in Fiordland:

  • get details about our conservation projects and how you can get involved
  • watch our 20-minute film Stepping into Fiordland National Park (screens on demand)
  • museum showing the natural and human history and features of Fiordland
  • learn about Fiordland's special birds, the endangered takahē and kākāpō, and the work we do to protect them.

Opening hours

Summer hours

We're open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Sunday from 2 October until the first Monday of June (Queen’s Birthday holiday).

Winter hours

We're open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday, from after first Monday of June (Queen’s Birthday holiday) to 1 October. 

Anzac Day 25 April

We're open 1 pm to 4.30 pm

Closed Christmas Day

We're closed Christmas Day.

Getting there

We’re on the waterfront, at the corner of Lakefront Drive and SH95 Manapouri Highway. It's a 10 minute walk from Te Anau's main street.

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