Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Te Anau

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#5 of 49 in Parks in Southland Region
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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  • The road from Te Anau to Milford Sound runs through Fiordland National Park. Give yourself plenty of time to drive to Milford Sound because the walking trails in the park are amazing. You can walk alo...  more »
  • The visitor centre is worth a quick visit if you need helpful advice about this incredible area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there is a lot of great brochures and local history to rea...  more »
  • The best part of my south island travel. The national park is huge. You can do multi day hiking, a day hiking, or river or lake boat tour, camping and many more.  more »
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