Tales from the Trails
If you're like me and love to travel, explore and adventure then maybe you've had the same experience when planning your travels - "I just don't get how it all works!". I've always found blogs helpful in my planning and so hopefully these will help you too - they've been written from our own experiences and from some of the interest areas and frustrations that other travellers have expressed to us in the past. Grab a cuppa and take a look!
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Our latest tales
Fiordland enjoys run of cracker weather
STUFF ARTICLE - Siobhan Downes, Jan 13 2022 In its second summer without international tourists, the Fiordland region has been enjoying some literal rays of sunshine.
Memories from the Trails
After working for over 20 years in Fiordland National Park, I’d like to think that I have seen a fair bit of the 12,607 km² area.
Mix Things Up in the Outdoors of Fiordland
Looking for ways to change things up this summer as you explore Aotearoa? The outdoors of Fiordland is just the place to search for the extraordinary and do something new,...
Dining Hotspots around Fiordland
Experience Fiordland and Te Anau with different senses and take your tastebuds on a unique and once in a lifetime adventure.
5 Places to Stay in Fiordland That You Haven’t Discovered Yet!
The soaring waterfalls, granite peaks, and the famous Great Walks may initially be what inspires you to visit this jaw-dropping region, but Fiordland is also home to a number of unique and very special places...
5 reasons to choose a guide vs. going it alone on your next Fiordland walk
Wandering aimlessly through the tranquil native forest of Greenstone Valley or along the banks of Lake Marian with neither stress nor schedule sounds like a beautiful way of connecting with...
Taste multiple Great Walks in one holiday: The Fiordland Sampler
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a travel list as long as your arm that’s packed full of dreamy walking holidays in every pocket of the globe.
Hiking boots vs hiking shoes
Gone are the days when you need to strap on stiff, heavy boots to hike in New Zealand’s wilderness – while there is still a place for these boots in...
Finding Pounamu on a Fiordland Walk
Did you know there are reserves of pounamu or greenstone deep in Fiordland? Māori have treasured and traded this beautiful stone for centuries, and ancient pounamu trails once wound through...
Ghost from the Past - Fiordland's Resolution Island
The wilderness that defines our Fiordland walks holds a story that has guided conservation globally.