New Zealand's South Island - Fiordland & Southland (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Fiordland & Southland chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s South Island guidebook.

West is Fiordland National Park, with misty peaks, and glistening lakes and fiords. In Southland’s east, a sharp turn off the beaten track leads through the peaceful Catlins, where waterfalls cascade through lush forest and wildlife congregates around rugged coastline.

  • be overwhelmed in Milford Sound by your first glimpse of the sheer majesty of Mitre Peak rising from the inky waters of the fiord
  • maps
  • tramp through Milford Track, a World Heritage wilderness
  • transport
  • soak up sunset and sunrise in glorious surrounds on an overnight cruise through Doubtful Sound
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Fiordland, Te Anau & around, Milford Sound, Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Central Southland, Tuatapere, Te Waewae & Colac Bays, Riverton, Invercargill, Bluff, The Catlins, Curio Bay & around, Waikawa & around, Papatowai & around, Owaka & around, Kaka Point & around, Stewart Island.

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