Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Fiordland, New Zealand

Spanning mountain ranges, dense forests and alpine lakes, it is hard to imagine a place better suited to nature lovers and explorers.

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Fiordland: A cherished corner of the world.

Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand’s treasured natural icons and is internationally recognised as part of the wider UNESCO World Heritage site, Te Wāhipounamu (Place of the Greenstone). Fiordland nz is home to glaciers, alpine ranges and unique flora and fauna that has been in existence since New Zealand was part of the supercontinent Gondwanaland.

Stay a little longer and discover much more deep within this ancient and extraordinary environment.

“Fiordland – Beyond Belief.”

Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park

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Fiordland National Park

The Park itself covers 1.2 million hectares of mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environments and is administered by the Department of Conservation. Human activity within Fiordland has been limited because of its challenging and wild landscapes.

Early Māori visited for hunting, fishing and gathering takiwai  (a unique form of New Zealand jade or pounamu). Much later, European sealers and whalers took shelter in the fiords and built a handful of small settlements, these being New Zealand’s earliest European settlements. But overall the sheer steepness of the terrain, the incredible isolation, and the wettest climate in New Zealand deterred all but the hardiest from settling in the region.

Southern Earl mountains cliffs Crystal Brindle

Mirror Lakes-Martin Sliva

Known around the world for its breathtaking collection of fiords which ironically are mostly named as sounds.

Interestingly, both terms are correct.

Explore Fiordland nz, from rare and endangered species to landscapes shaped by ancient ice ages. The National Park serves up a dazzling array of natural wonders.

Fiordland nz describes a vast area that includes some of New Zealand’s best known scenic icons: Milford Sound, Mitre Peak, Doubtful Sound, and world-famous walking. A range of premier visitor activities: kayak, cruise and sightseeing opportunities and guided excursions provide access to the stunning landscapes. For more information, visit Fiordland’s official website.

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