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30 April 2015: Reduced facilities and additional safety hazards from 30 April - 26 October 2015

The Great Walks season has ended on the Milford Track.

From 30 April 2015 to 26 October 2015, facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider. Walking the track during this time should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people. For more information see Walking the Milford Track outside the Great Walks season.

30 April 2015: Reduced facilities and additional safety hazards from 30 April - 26 October 2015

The Great Walks season has ended on the Kepler Track.

From 30 April 2015 to 26 October 2015, facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider. Walking the track during this time should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people. For more information see Walking the Kepler Track outside the Great Walks season.

30 April 2015: Reduced facilities and additional safety hazards from 30 April - 26 October 2015

The Great Walks season has ended on the Routeburn Track.

From 30 April 2015 to 26 October 2015, facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider. Walking the track during this time should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people. For more information see Walking the Routeburn Track outside the Great Walks season.

9 April 2015: Battle for our Birds Eglinton Valley

Pest control operations took place on 12 December 2014 in the Eglinton Valley. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice.

This is part of Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Get more information about this operation.

Reviewed on 30 April 2015

10 March 2015: Restricted fire season

A restricted fire season is in place in Fiordland.

Introduction

Fiordland National Park (established in 1952) has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.

Highlights

Mitre Peak in stunning Milford Sound. Photo: Stewart Genery.
Mitre Peak in stunning Milford Sound

Scenery to take your breath away - imagine standing high in the mountains, looking over a vast landscape of snow-capped peaks, glistening fiords, icy lakes in tussock and sheer, ice-carved valleys with rivers winding through the native forest.

A local and international treasure - Fiordland National Park has international World Heritage status as part of Te Wāhipounamu  - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Glimpse a famous mountain peak - rising above stunning Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, rising 1692 m above sea level and adding awe to any photo, no matter what weather. The Milford Road journey will get you there.

The flightless takahē. Photo: Sabine Bernert.
The flightless takahē was rediscovered in the mountains of Fiordland

Unique and endangered wildlife - Fiordland is home of the Takahē Recovery Programme. This unique bird, the largest living member of the rail family, was once thought to be extinct. After rediscovery of the takahē in the Murchison Mountains in 1948, a special area of 500 km2 was set aside in Fiordland National Park for its conservation.

See marvellous marine scenes - Black coral is an underwater beauty and in Fiordland can be seen at shallower depths than elsewhere due to the freshwater layer. Sea lovers - check out the 10 Fiordland marine reserves. 

Experience a world-famous Great Walk - Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track and Routeburn Track. 

Place overview

Activities

  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Walking and tramping

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre
  • Check, clean, dry

    Stop the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

    Remember to Check, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.

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      Helpful visitor centre staff.
      Helpful vistor centre staff can help you to plan your Fiordland adventure

      Our visitor centre in Te Anau provides information on visiting and staying in New Zealand's conservation areas.

      • Fiordland National Park and conservation information
      • up-to-date weather and track information
      • Great Walks bookings and ticket collection point
      • brochures, maps and books
      • hut tickets, hunting permits and fishing licences
      • essential didymo checks
      • walking supplies and conservation gift shop
      • short film - 'Stepping into Fiordland National Park'

      Open daily, including public holidays.

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