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. Using our world travel planner, Te Anau attractions like Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Make sure you allow enough time to drive from TeAnau to MIlford. Even better to stay a few days in the area to fully explore this NP. There are so many interesting side trips and excursions you can do...  more »
  • Cruising in the Fiordland National Park is a truly amazing experience. The scenery is breathtaking. Visitors can fully appreciate the grandeur of nature.  more »
  • Gorgeous! I love this place. There's no cell service, so if you're traveling and have concerned loved ones like me, let them know that you're okay before you leave. Take your time, take pictures, and ...  more »

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Where to stay in Te Anau

Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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