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Things to do in Fiordland New Zealand

New Zealand Fiordland

When people think of New Zealand, they think of gorgeous, breathtaking landscapes. The Fiordland New Zealand is the epitome of that description. With mountains on either side of still deep blue water and snow kissed scenery in the distance, Fiordland is a must-see. Milford sound is the most recognizable Fiord, but Doubtful Sound is a beauty all its own. You can cruise along the water listening only to the native birds, see the Fiords by Helicopter and so many more things to do in Fiordland. After checking out the beauty of Milford and Doubtful Sound and being totally convinced New Zealand is the place to go, give us a call.


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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound is a breathtaking fiord on the west side of New Zealand’s south island. The second largest fiord in New Zealand, there is no direct road to Doubtful Sound so getting to the fiord is as much of an adventure as being on the water. Its cascading rain forests, snow peaked mountains in the background and still waters will captivate you. Take a cruise across Lake Manapouri to reach Doubtful Sound and be engulfed in the natural beauty of this peaceful favorite. Whatever you choose, Doubtful Sound will leave a mark on your soul.

Milford Sound

The most popular fiord in New Zealand, Milford Sound is found on the west coast of the South Island. Milford Sound promises a bit of luxury and adventure for the travelers taste. Day cruises, overnight boat cruises, kayaking, diving and scenic flights are all different activities to do when you visit Milford Sound. The waterfalls in Milford Sound cascade down the green mountain peaks and locals say it is even better in the rain. Make sure to soak in the beauty of Milford Sound on your next New Zealand vacation.

Lake Manapouri

Lake Manapouri is a picturesque view with a mountain scenery off in the distance. Located in the Fiordland National Park, the lake was chosen as one of the filming locations for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Its beauty is framed by the Cathedral Mountains and it is the only way visitors can reach Doubtful Sound. It is cherished by locals who fought to keep the lake as natural as possible and a great place to relax.

Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park




Southern Lakes Region


Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is the sight of many of the most picturesque sights. Located in the Southern Lakes Region just a short drive from Fiordland, Lake Wanaka is a peaceful scene that is undisturbed from the hustle and bustle of a large city.

The crystal clear water and the amazing green scenery surrounding the lake is a nice stop along the way. Stop and rest here, take a deep breath in of fresh New Zealand air and enjoy the life and space to explore the land.


Lake Wanaka Image by Small World Productions


Popular Fiordland Tours

Milford and Doubtful Sounds Overview

The Sound of Silence Cruise

Milford Sound Day Tour

Doubtful Sound Day Tour

Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Fly Over

Southern Lake Region Must Dos

Wanaka 4WD Wild Hills

Wanaka Nature Encounters

Wanaka Milford Day Walk

Wanaka Highlights Safari’



Popular Fiordland Tours

The vacations below include day tours to the gorgeous Fiordlands.

9 Days: Taste of the South Island Experience the South Island on this fully Escorted Tour
10 Days: Contrasts of New ZealandTravel through World Heritage Fiordland National Park
14 Days: New Zealand Vista Escorted TourSee New Zealand with an experienced guide
15 Days: New Zealand Splendor TourTake time to marvel at the gorgeous sounds

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