Fiordland is picture postcard New Zealand: all soaring mountains, rugged landscapes and stunning lakes. Within Fiordland you will find some of New Zealand’s finest attractions like the fiord hewn sounds, including the popular and impressive Milford Sound and the less accessible, but breathtaking, Doubtful Sound.

This is some of the most dramatic landscape in New Zealand and since  it is almost uninhabited by humans, the area is a haven for wildlife. The mountains house forest birds while the lakes and sounds are home to penguins, seals, sea lions, dolphins and the occasional whale.

There are many great walks in the area; the best-known is the Milford Walk which takes you, over four days, from the head of Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. Other walks include the Routeburn and Keplar tracks. Other activities include fishing, kayaking, diving and horse riding.

Practical Info

Fiordland is the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island. The jumping off points for exploring are usually the townships of Te Anau and Manapouri. The nearest big cities are Queenstown and Invercargill.

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South Island. Cruise on a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $210.50

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to ...  Read more

Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.69

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls - this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World', this cruise will ...  Read more

Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

From USD $62.43

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Be mesmerized by the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound on this full-day tour from Te Anau.

Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.46

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length ...  Read more

Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $277.74

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Te Anau to Queenstown. Travel through the beautiful Fiordland National Park and be mesmerized by the grandeur of ...  Read more

Location: Te Anau, concludes Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $164.08

Milford Sound Cruise and Optional Coach Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $36.02

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