Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Te Anau
(5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is an excellent park to visit. The views are spectacular with "Lord of the Rings" forested areas within the park. A beautiful palace to walk and hike around. A boat ride around Milford Sound is a...  more »
  • This National Park is the most impressive thing about New Zealand. Worth doing the road of return needed to get here.
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  • The road was very scenic. As we headed higher we saw more snow on the mts. We got to a place where the road was closed. We turned around. It is certainly a place to return again. The Park is just so b...  more »