Fiordland – dramatically beautiful, a must see

keysummitThe extraordinary scenic beauty has earned this region a reputation as a significant sightseeing and walking destination, and a 'Must See' for anyone traveling to New Zealand.

Te Anau at the centre of the Fiordland region lies on the edge of Lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island and second largest in New Zealand. Lake Te Anau is bordered on its western shore by lush virgin forest. From Te Anau it is an easy 2- 2 1/2 hours drive to Milford Sound and 20 minutes by coach to Lake Manapouri and the start of a Doubtful Sound excursion.

scenicflight Fiordland has long twilights over the summer months, allowing plenty of time in the evening to relax and enjoy lakeside strolls or a visit to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

Average daytime temperatures vary between 20-23 Degrees Celsius. Even in the height of summer however, visitors should be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Fiordland’s mountains and rapidly changing weather systems mean that you should always carry warm clothing should the weather change suddenly.

For the adventurous there is a wide range of activities to chose from - boat trips, caving, diving, farm visits, fishing, glowworm caves, hiking, horse trekking, hunting, jet boating, kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, walking, even an underwater observatory.

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Images provided by Destination Fiordland