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Looking for the best Fiordland things to do? The star attraction in Fiordland National Park is the world-famous Milford Sound and the most popular way to see the fjord is by boat, with a long ride from Queenstown with a coach load of tourists. Luckily I’ve got a better way, with the perfect Milford Sound Day Tour that we put together for you.

Milford Sound New Zealand

Below I’ve included some ideas for Fiordland Things to Do and sights to see along the way. There are some amazing hikes of varying lengths and I can also arrange a helicopter or fixed wing flight for you in either direction. Contact me for a quote.

Milford Sound cruiseMilford Sound Nature Cruise

Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the deck while you make your way around Milford Sound. Keep an eye out for NZ fur seals as well as dolphins swimming in the wake as you get close to waterfalls and the sheer cliff walls carved by ancient glaciers. (2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the season)


Te Anau glowworms

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Cruise across Lake Te Anau to discover the underground world of sculptured rock, carved by rushing water, on a walk through the glow worm caves. Then drift in silent darkness in a small boat beneath the shimmer of thousands of glowworms overhead. (2hrs 15min, available as day or night tour)

Manapouri Hydroelectric station

Manapouri Dam

The Manapouri Underground Power Station, located deep beneath Fiordland, was one of New Zealand’s greatest engineering achievements. Visit the dam that drives New Zealand’s largest hydroelectric power station.


Float plane Te Anau

Scenic flights by Float Plane

A float plane combines a scenic flight and a boat cruise seamlessly, with several options from Te Anau to explore Fiordland by air, land and sea.



Make your Queenstown stay unforgettable!

Explore Queenstown’s stunning landscapes and hidden gems with your personal local guides.

Lee Saunders

Owner and Guide, Alpine Adventures

Phone+64 27 257 4632
Postal: PO Box 594, Queenstown, New Zealand 9348