Fjordland Travel Guide

The Fjordland region is the most dramatic and beautiful part of New Zealand, where waterfalls and misty forests, snow-clad mountains and towering granite peaks, crystal clear lakes, rivers and remote fjords make for a stunning holiday destination. The Fjordland National Park encompasses exquisite scenery and astounding natural splendour with some of the best walking tracks in the world. It's the largest national park in the country and stretches along the southwestern corner of South Island, with a jagged coastline indented by numerous sounds and inlets.

Milford Sound is one of the most visited and famous sights within the national park, and is a spectacular glacier-carved fjord with waterfalls plummeting down the sheer granite walls into the ocean below. The walks in the park are world famous and the greatest of these is the Milford Track, which is considered to be the finest walk on earth.

Fjordland National Park can be explored on foot, on a boat cruise, by sea-kayak or on a breathtaking scenic flight over the fjords, lakes and miles of ice and snow-covered mountains.