Port of Call - Fjordland National Park
There really is no other place quite like the World Heritage ListedFjordland National Park of New Zealand´s South Island.
Easily one of the most beautiful parts of the country, Fjordland boasts dramatic scenery that is idyllic all year round.
Enclosed by stunning snow-capped mountains that descend into lush green grasslands, the ice-filled rivers of these incredible waterwaysreflect the splendour of these monolithic natural structures, creating a picturesque and unforgettable scene.
Boasting incredible waterfalls, stunning lakes, hidden pockets of rainforestand some of the world´s best hiking trails, Fjordland National Park is a natural wonder that simply must be visited at least once in a lifetime.
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By far the best known of all the fiords, Milford Sound is an enchanting place that captures the hearts and minds of all who visit it.
Take a scenic cruise along its corridors and absorb the wonder and beauty of the incredible surrounding mountain peaks, with the pinnacle of the experience, Mitre Peak, offering photographers the opportunity of a lifetime.
Stand in the spray of the majestic waterfalls and watch from afar as the playful fur seals enthusiastically frolic by the water's edge.
Often described as the "loveliest of all the lakes", Lake Manapouri boasts 33 secluded islands, a backdrop of the stunning Cathedral Mountain Range and a glorious array of sandy beaches and coves.
A lovely township is nestled on its shores, with a population of just 300 people ensuring your welcome will be warm and inviting.
Home to the largest lake on New Zealand's South Island, Te Anau is the gateway to the stunning Fjordland National Park.
Nestled below the picturesque Mt Luxmore and the Murchison Mountains, Te Anau offers a variety of great restaurants, cafes and shops, and is everything one would imagine a lakeside village to be.
- January: 15°C
- February: 15°C
- March: 13°C
- April: 10°C
- May: 6°C
- June: 4°C
- July: 3°C
- August: 5°C
- September: 7°C
- October: 10°C
- November: 11°C
- December: 14°C
Despite its remote location, Fjordland National Park offers a wealth of incredible dining experiences.
Many of these can be found in the charming village of Te Anau, with places like The Moose Bar and Restaurant, Kingsgate Hotel and The Fat Duck, popular for eating out.
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What to bring to shore?
Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around.
If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are a must!
Warm clothing is essential as temperatures are generally pretty cold in this area.
Make sure you don't forget your camera either!
Only scenic cruising is available in Fjordland National Park.
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)
Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12)