FIORDS AND MOUNTAINS
Known to New Zealanders as ‘tramping’, one of the best ways to explore Fiordland National Park is on foot. You can walk independently but to truly appreciate all the area has to offer – from geology and ecology to Maori history and conservation – go with a local. With an incredible amount of knowledge and know-how, our guides create unforgettable Fiordland hiking experiences.
Fiordland National Park and its day and multi-day hikes might seem remote – that’s the charm – but we’ll provide transport and even guides, getting you to where you want to be.
There is a network of huts to stay in while hiking in Fiordland, and there is a strong culture amongst experienced trampers of looking after them, called “hut etiquette”. There is an equally strong culture to take care of the environment. The marked trails channel foot traffic, giving the wildlife life some space and quiet, and avoiding unnecessary wear and tear on the vegetation. The journey is the destination, and it’s what you see on the way that matters: take only photographs, leave only footprints.
Fiordland is a complex and precious ecosystem and there is much to learn about protecting it. Discover the active conservation projects happening right now in Fiordland on our Kepler Conservation Walk. A fascinating and rewarding 2-hour guided walk departing from Te Anau daily.