Fiordland Must Do's


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With so much to see and do in Fiordland, we’ve selected a few of our top picks:

Top 10 must dos

  1. Scenic flight – fixed wing, helicopter, float plane or vintage biplane
  2. Lake Cruise – Lake Manapouri or Lake Te Anau
  3. Jet boating – Wairaurahiri Jet – the steepest jetboat experience in New Zealand or Fiordland Jet taking in the River Waiau and Lord of the Rings locations
  4. Fiordland Cinema – Ata Whenua, Fiordland on Film
  5. Overnight or daytime Cruise on the Sounds – Doubtful or Milford
  6. Glow Worm Caves
  7. Hike on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks
  8. Take time to drive to Milford Sound on the most beautiful scenic drive - The Milford Road
  9. Walk up to Key Summit from the Divide
  10. Dive Milford Sound – view rare Black Coral or if you don’t want to get wet visit the Underwater Observatory

And more… hidden gems

  • Kayaking the sounds – get up close and personal with the waterfalls and wildlife
  • Gunns Camp, Hollyford Valley – stay a night or two and go back in time
  • Chow down on a Miles Better Venison pie
  • Take the kids fishing at Lake Henry in Ivon Wilson Park
  • Recite a poem and receive a free beer at Poet’s night at the Redcliff Café
  • Spend the night in Milford Sound and get the best photos at dawn
  • Go to Lake Manapouri and stop for a breather and take in the scenery – you could pose for a photo with the backdrop of Eregion from the Lord of the Rings in the distance.