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Fiordland National Park - South Island of New Zealand

         
   

Doubtful Sound Fiordland New Zealand

 

Milford Sound Fiordland New Zealand


Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Encompassing 3 million acres, Fiordland National Park occupies the South Island of New Zealand's west coast region. "World Heritage" status was
granted by UNESCO in 1990 in recognition of the area's unique diversity and pristine condition. Animals and plants which were once found on the
ancient super-continent of Gondwanaland still exist in Fiordland.
.Fiordland National Park
 
 

Landscape
The landscape has been shaped by successive glaciations into
fjiords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, vast lakes and waterfalls.

Two-thirds of the park is covered with native southern beech
trees and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old.

Attractions
Fiordland National Park is one of the great National Parks of
the world and famous for:

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound,
Doubtful Sound, Lake Manapouri,
Lake Te Anau, Milford Track and
other major hiking tracks.

The only alpine parrot in the world, the kea, lives in the park, as
does the rare endangered flightless Takahe:
. .Kea . . Takahe

Scenic Journey
The drive from Manapouri or Te Anau to Milford Sound takes
you through one of the great wilderness areas of the Southern
Hemisphere:

snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, crystal
clear lakes, native forests, tussock grasslands,
all combine to create a landscape of immense
scale and exceptional beauty.

Driving: Te Anau / Manapouri to Milford Sound = 2 hrs one way.
Helicopter and small plane trips depart from Te Anau and
the Milford Sound airstrip.

Fiordland Map South Island of New Zealand

     

Manager: Sallie Allen, 96 Hillside Road, Te Anau. Ph + 64 3 249 6987. Mobile 027 316 0459. .Email