Fiordland is the largest remaining area of true wilderness remaining in New Zealand and is made up of 17 sounds and sits in the south-western corner of the South Island, Fiordland is one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of our country.
Most of Fiordland is dominated by towering peaks, deep fiords and unyielding native rainforest captivating visitors from all over the world, Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the Eighth Wonder of the World and with over 1.2 million hectares (2.9 million acres) this World Heritage Site is New Zealand’s largest National Park.
Fiordland has an excellent network of walking trails within the National Park giving this area a reputation as the ‘Walking Capital of the World.’ Amongst these are three of the so called ‘Great Walks’ the Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track. Other significant hikes are the Hollyford Track and the Humpridge Track. Accommodation on these multi-day hike’s range from the basic hiker’s hut to the better than normal lodge accommodation.
In addition to these multi-day tracks there is a range of short walks throughout the diverse terrain of the National Park, providing many walking opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. These walks enable people access to the lakes, alpine region, rainforest for those with limited time or fitness.
There is literally a hike to suite anyone’s ability and fitness, to get you into the true great outdoors to absorb the breathtaking treasures of this region.
ATTITUDE at ALTITUDE - THE SOUTH ISLAND’S MOUNTAIN PARROT
Found in the alpine and forested regions of the South Island, hikers beware as these cheeky fellows are known for their insatiable (and deconstructive) inquisitiveness. Read more about the New Zealand Kea.