One of the best ways to experience the magnificence of the fiords, with their rugged landforms, clear waters, tumbling waterfalls and rare animals, is on one of the various boat cruises offered through numerous operators in the region. From short day trips to experience the power and grandeur of spectacular waterfalls up-close, to personalised overnight or multi-night cruises, trips to where the sound meets the Tasman Sea or even an elegant cruise aboard an historic sailing ship - there is a cruise to suit every itinerary in Fiordland.
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
Experience a unique underground world of water rushing through caves, before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of glowworms.
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Milford Sound Highway, Milford
Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago during the ice ages, Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most stunning natural spaces.
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Doubtful Sound (Pātea) is the deepest of Fiordland’s fiords and the second longest, with three distinct “arms”, numerous small islands and several outstanding waterfalls.