The Best Things to Do in Fiordland National Park in 4 Days Story

By Ryan McNutt

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Introduction

The Best Things to Do in Fiordland National Park in 4 Days Story

An epic 4 Day Fiordland National Park itinerary covering the best things to do, starting...

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DAY 1

Discover Lake Manapouri and the Doubtful Sound

Upon your early arrival in Queenstown, pick up your campervan or rental car, stop at...

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DAY 1 - STOP 1

Cruise the Doubtful Sound

Head to Pearl Harbor, a small boat dock on the southside of Manapouri to board...

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DAY 1 - STOP 2

Find a Book at Two Wee Bookshop

After an inspiring journey out into Doubtful Sound, head into the village of Manapouri and...

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DAY 1 - STOP 3

Revel in a Beautiful Sunset at Fraser Beach Reserve

Check-in to your accommodation, drop off your stuff and head to Fraser Beach Reserve to...

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DAY 2

Explore Te Anau, the Gateway to Fiordland National Park

Your second day begins with a short, scenic drive from Manapouri to Te Anau, the...

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DAY 2 - STOP 1

Hike a Section of the Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach

The Kepler Track is a 3-4 day hiking trail through breath-taking alpine scenery that starts...

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DAY 2 - STOP 2

Visit the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

A short 10-minute drive from the trail is the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, a rehabilitation...

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DAY 2 - STOP 3

Do a Virtual Flyover of the Park at Fiordland Cinema

Fiordland Cinema is the only movie theater in town and is a great place to...

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DAY 3

Drive the Scenic Te Anau-Milford Highway

Day 3 is a deep dive into the raw and untamed landscape of Fiordland National...

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DAY 3 - STOP 1

Stop and View the Eglinton Valley

You officially enter the National Park just north of Te Anau Downs, and your first...

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DAY 3 - STOP 2

Hike to Lake Marian

Our second stop is arguably the most scenic alpine lake in the world. Towering mountains...

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DAY 3 - STOP 3

Enjoy a Sunset on the Banks of Milford Sound

Milford Sound is New Zealand’s signature attraction for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is...

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DAY 4

See a Different Angle of Milford Sound, and Head Back to Queenstown

Your final day in Fiordland National Park is reserved for our favorite activity of the...

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DAY 4 - STOP 1

Challenge Yourself on the Gertrude Saddle Trail

The Gertrude Saddle hike will push you outside your comfort zone, challenge your fitness, but...

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DAY 4 - STOP 2

Stop and Enjoy the Stillness of Mirror Lakes

After an intense morning hike, a tranquil walk around Mirror Lakes is the perfect recovery...

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DAY 4 - STOP 3

Grab a Local Snack at Miles Better Pies

New Zealand is known for its savory pies, and Miles Better Pies in Te Anau...

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Conclusion

In Summary

There are so many incredible adventures to undertake in Fiordland National Park, from soaking up...

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