Fiordland: A cherished corner of the world.
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.
Known around the world for its breathtaking collection of fiords which ironically are mostly named as sounds.
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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