Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand - Fiordland & Stewart Island/Rakiura (Chapter)
This is the Fiordland & Stewart Island/Rakiura chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand guidebook.
Welcome to the deep-green deep south, home to one of New Zealand’s finest outdoor treasures – Fiordland National Park. At 12,607 sq km it is the country’s largest national park and one of the largest in the world, and makes up half of Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Synonymous with waterfalls, lakes and fiords, superlatives can’t describe its scenery.
- experience lush rainforests, an alpine pass and waterfalls on the Milford Track, the ‘finest walk in the world’
- spend a full day surrounded by alpine beauty on the Kepler Track
- follow sheltered shores to beautiful beaches on the Rakiura Track
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Fiordland National Park, Milford Track, Hollyford Track, Kepler Track, Hump Ridge Track, Stewart Island/Rakiura, Rakiura Track, North West Circuit, Towns & Facilities: Te Anau, Tuatapere, Invercargill, Oban.