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

By Ryan McNutt

Introduction

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

Fiordland National Park is truly one of the most spectacular areas of untouched beauty in the world. Situated in the...

Day 1

Discover Lake Manapouri and the Doubtful Sound

Upon your early arrival in Queenstown, pick up your campervan or rental car, stop at a local Pak N'Save for...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Cruise the Doubtful Sound

Head to Pearl Harbor, a small boat dock on the southside of Manapouri to board your ship for an all-day...

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 stop at Two Wee Bookshop...

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 catch the sunset. The reserve...

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 largest town in Fiordland National...

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 and ends in Te Anau....

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 facility and a great place...

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 spend a rainy afternoon -...

Day 3

Drive the Scenic Te Anau-Milford Highway

Day 3 is a deep dive into the raw and untamed landscape of Fiordland National Park, along the most scenic...

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 stop, the Eglinton Valley viewpoint,...

Day 3 - Stop 2

Hike to Lake Marian

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

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 the only one of the...

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 entire park - hiking the...

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 reward you with panoramic views...

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. Located just before the Eglinton...

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 has the best in Fiordland....

Conclusion

In Summary

There are so many incredible adventures to undertake in Fiordland National Park, from soaking up a sunset at the iconic...