Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Te Anau

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Marvel at towering peaks, glacial gorges, and countless deep lakes at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), the largest preserve of its kind in the nation. The 14 fjords in the park, carved out during the Ice Age, are graced by waterfalls, forested hills, and imposing rock faces throughout. Grab some comfortable shoes and hit the path along one of the park's many hiking trails, exploring stands of lush forest and rugged alpine stretches along your way. Keep your eyes peeled as you delve into the park for some of the area's diverse wildlife, including seals, dolphins, deer, kiwi birds, takahes, and the kakapo, an extremely rare species of flightless parrot. With our world travel planner, Te Anau attractions like Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Don't let the name fool you. This is an amazing place. It's like being in a rain forest. The trails are easy and beautiful. Stop at the Chasm for more highlights.  more »
  • Does it get much better than the beautiful Fiordlands? If you're heading for Milford Sound you will drive through this beautiful piece of the world. From the greenery, to the mountains to the wildlife...  more »
  • We went on a road trip to the South Island. During our 9 days trip, we were awed with sheer beauty, starting from Christchurch and ending in Queenstown. But the fiordland national park is something ou...  more »