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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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  • Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises - Real Journeys

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  • Jet Boat Fishing – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

    Jet Boat Fishing – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

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  • Southern Lakes Helicopters

    Southern Lakes Helicopters

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  • Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

    Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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  • Cycle Trail River Taxi – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

    Cycle Trail River Taxi – Fiordland Outdoors Co.

    Make an adventure of it! The Lake2Lake cycle trail length is around 19km startin...Read More

  • Ivon Wilson Park

    Ivon Wilson Park

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

  • Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory

    Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory

    The perfect addition to your Milford Sound cruise. Interactive and educational, ...Read More

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    Te Anau Mini Golf, Quadricycle & Bike Hire

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  • Full Bore Entertainment

    Full Bore Entertainment

    Race car simulations, gas operated shooting gallery and more.  Realistic, enjoya...Read More

  • Fiordland Cinema

    Fiordland Cinema

     "Ata Whenua' (pronounced ata-fenua) is a breath-taking cinematic film showcasin...Read More

  • Elements Fiordland Electric Bikes

    Elements Fiordland Electric Bikes

    We offer Electric Bike hire, kids trailers, tag alongs with advice on local trai...Read More

  • Takitimu Tiki Tours Te Anau

    Takitimu Tiki Tours Te Anau

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