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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  • Land alone is pretty lame, and day trips easy. I think, followed by views of the stunning Milford Sound's more expensive then the day is come.
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  • Covers a large territory....magnificent views of water and mountains. Lots of trails, free campaign, facilities....great for hiking, or just to take in the views 
  • This is a very special place and should not be missed if you are visiting the south island. We did the fiord cruise as part of a one day bus tour andd wished afterward that we had allocated more time ...  more »