Fjordland, New Zealand Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Fjordland, New Zealand | The Cruise Web
 

Fjordland, New Zealand Cruise Port

Fjordland (or Fiordland) is located near the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island. Most of the region consists of Fiordland National Park, a glorious area that features the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep cold lakes, and a steep-walled western valley that was carved by glaciers and now sits on the ocean floor. Step valleys like these are known as fjords in Scandinavian, and therefore this park shares a variation of that name. It’s the largest of New Zealand’s 14 National Parks. Hikers and climbers love this park because it doesn’t have many man-made trails and instead visitors must rely on deer tracks or blaze their own path. Fiordland National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage area with 2.9 million acres of protected coastal land. The geology is exceptional, including Mitre Peak which is very tall and shaped like a bishop’s hat. The wildlife and amazing scenery have made this location one of the country’s most popular tourist destination.

 

  • Experience a wonderful hike on the Hollyford Track, a serene, craggy walk along Fiordland National Park’s waterside. Accommodations are spread out along the way, including resorts, restaurants, and wineries.
     
  • If possible, a mini boat trip around Milford Sound is a delight to all the senses. With stunning views and a fair chance you’ll see some maritime creatures up close and personal, you’ll not want to miss out.
     
  • Visit Lake Te Anau, New Zealand’s second largest lake. In a peaceful area surrounded by forest on all sides, this is a perfect place to feel like you’ve gotten away from it all.
     
  • Explore Te Anau’s Glowworm Caves. Guided tours will bring you and a small party well into the cave’s depths to gaze upon thousands upon thousands of the luminous worms that reside there.
     

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