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Fiordland hosts a range of activities for the family.

There are many school holiday specials and activity programmes including the Department of Conservation special programme over the summer months.

The Fiordland National Park provides an excellent backdrop for families wanting to explore some of New Zealand's finest scenery and activities.

A good range of accommodation within Te Anau and Manapouri also means that families can enjoy staying in comfort at a budget level to suit their needs. Holiday Parks particularly provide a great base for families with open shared spaces and facilities.

Milford Sound has a very special underwater environment, and you do not have to be a diver to view this!

The vegetation and leaf litter that clings to the steep sides of the Fiord releases tannins that stain the fresh water from the high rainfall that regularly cascades down the walls of the fiord. These tannins make the water a darker colour just like a cup of tea! This combined with the lesser density of the rainwater (to salty water) creates a unique phenomenon whereby the rainwater sits on top of the salty seawater and filters the light to depths below.

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  • Fiordland Cinema

    Fiordland Cinema

    Ata Whenua is a breath-taking cinematic film showcasing Fiordland’s stunning sce... Read More

  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Real Journeys

    Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Real Journeys

    We will run two Caves departures a day over the weekends of 20th, 21st June and ... Read More

  • Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

    Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

    Hidden under the surface in Harrison Cove is a unique and beautiful environment ... Read More

  • Southern Lakes Helicopters

    Southern Lakes Helicopters

    Welcome to Fiordland - a wilderness of spectacular every-changing landscapes.  F... Read More

  • Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

    Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

    Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary is set on the shores of Lake Te An... Read More

  • Fiordland Escapes

    Fiordland Escapes

    Open by appointment, call to book a time. Awesome family, workmates or friends f... Read More

  • Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises - Real Journeys

    Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises - Real Journeys

    Discover Fiordland with Real Journeys. We operate a range of day and overnight c... Read More

  • Ivon Wilson Park

    Ivon Wilson Park

    A 5 minute walk from the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre that follows ... Read More

  • Jet Boat Fishing – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

    Jet Boat Fishing – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

    Have a Go at Trout Fishing in NZ This trip is all about giving trout fishing a g... Read More

  • Te Anau Mini Golf, Quadricycle & Bike Hire

    Te Anau Mini Golf, Quadricycle & Bike Hire

    18 hole Mini Golf course. Quadricycles & the Spider Bike. Mountain & E-Bike hire... Read More