Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Te Anau

5.0
#5 of 52 in Parks in Southland Region
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Tours
View more tours
Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
534 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • The road from Te Anau to Milford Sound runs through Fiordland National Park. Give yourself plenty of time to drive to Milford Sound because the walking trails in the park are amazing. You can walk alo...  more »
  • The visitor centre is worth a quick visit if you need helpful advice about this incredible area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there is a lot of great brochures and local history to rea...  more »
  • The best part of my south island travel. The national park is huge. You can do multi day hiking, a day hiking, or river or lake boat tour, camping and many more.  more »
Places to stay near Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Plan your trip to Te Anau

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) by other users

23 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in South Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, outdoors, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDONESIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in South Island BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM RUSSIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans