Introduction

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.

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

Phone us or check here for any last minute updates to our opening hours. 

  • Winter (May to 21 October): Monday to Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm, closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm. Closed Sunday.
  • Summer (Sunday 22 October to April): Thursday to Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Wednesday 9 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre will be opening on Wednesday 31 January from 9:30 am.
  • Anzac Day, 25 April: open 1 pm – 4:30 pm.
  • Open on public holidays, except 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
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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