What to do in Fiordland National Park:
Wild Life: Dolphin, Seal, Mouse, Rat, Hare, Deer, Kakapo, Kiwi, Shag, Tube-nosed Bird, Gull, Oystercatcher, Penguin, Broad-billed Prion, Mottled Petrel, Cree Weta and Hairy Alpine Grasshopper
Adventure: Helicopter Hunting, Kayaking, Climbing, Tramping, Scenic Flights, Angling, Mountaineering, Fishing, Hunting
Where is Fiordland National Park:
Region: Situated in the far southwestern corner of the South Island.
Location: Southland district, Southland region, New Zealand
When & how to get to Fiordland National Park:
Best Time to Visit: 01-Nov to 30-Apr
Getting There: Road access to Fiordland is restricted to the Milford Road (SH 94), which runs north from Te Anau, skirting the edge of the park before entering it close to the headwaters of the Eglinton River. From there it crosses the northwest corner of the park, reaching its terminus at Milford Sound. South of Te Anau a smaller road links to Manapouri. A minor road links Doubtful Sound with the western edge of Lake Manapouri. There are regular bus services to Te Anau and Milford Sound.
Nearest Town: Te Anau
Nearest Railway Station:
Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):
Accommodation: Te Anau has a full range of accommodation options from campgrounds and backpackers through to luxury hotels. At Milford Sound there is a backpacker’s hostel and the option of accommodation (including bed and breakfast and a scenic cruise) on board one of the tourist vessels on Milford Sound. During the summer season space is limited on the three Great Walks tracks – Milford, Kepler and Routeburn. Advance booking is essential in all other backcountry huts within the national park, no bookings are required to stay overnight.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Fiordland National Park:
Temp: 1.3 c to 18.8 c
Rainfall: 6526 cm
Altitude: 2746 m
Other details about Fiordland National Park:
Area: 12,500 sq km
Language: English and Maori