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
trees and podocarps, some of which are
over 800 years old.
Fiordland National Park is one of the
great National Parks of
the world and famous for:
Mitre Peak, Milford
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 .
The drive from Manapouri or Te Anau to
Milford Sound takes
you through one of the great wilderness
areas of the Southern
rivers of ice, crystal
clear lakes, native forests, tussock
all combine to create a landscape of
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.