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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  • Do not miss Fiordlands National Park when you are in New Zealand. There are no words to describe the magnificence of this place. The word awesome is overused. Fiordlands National Park is truly Awesome...  more »
  • The National Park has as high point the Milford Sound, which is accessible by boat from the point end of the road, but there are many attractions that deserve more than a day of sightseeing. For those who prefer not to drive, there are bus tours that are the main stops on the way and have drivers/guides that explain the geography, history and trivia for microphone system during the journey. So who's up for driving, it is possible to make better use of the path, allowing time to go walk the tracks and visit the fjords.
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  • Visiting Fiordland National Park was the most favorite thing I did while on vacation in New Zealand. Being from the USA, I love the majestic Rocky Mountains. The scenic grandeur of Fiordland National ...  more »
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