The Fiordland region is a dramatic and beautiful part of New Zealand.
Fiordland is an untouched wonderland located on the South West Coast of
the South Island. New Zealand's largest National Park, Fiordland National
Park, which includes the Milford and Doubtful Sounds, covers the majority
of the region.
Fiordland is also a World Heritage Area due to 'superlative natural phenomena'and
'outstanding examples of ... the earth's evolutionary history. The scenic
beauty of Milford Sound is hard to surpass. Rudyard Kipling called Milford
Sound the "eight wonder of the world." Milford Sound is home
to New Zealand's most famous hiking track, the Milford
Track. Milford Sound is 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from
Te Anau, or 5 hours from Queenstown. The Milford Road from Te Anau to
Milford Sound through the Homer Tunnel (1.2 km long) is one of the world's
finest alpine drives. It is also possible to fly into Milford Sound.
Te Anau is the main centre of the Fiordland region, Manapouri is the
other accommodation base in the region. There is a broad range of accommodation
in the Fiordland region, as well as attractions and activities, places
to eat, and entertainment for all ages.
Queenstown - the most popular holiday destination in New Zealand for international visitors, offers an incredible range of things to do no matter what the season.