A Fiordland yacht charter vacation will be an experience unlike any other. It is a certainty that you will be awe inspired and deeply affected. Indeed, Rudyard Kipling described Fiordland as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.
Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is renowned as the home of Mitre Peak, Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and for the many Great Walks (the Milford, Routeburn, and Kepler Tracks), within the Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Most of Fiordland is dominated by the steep sides of the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes and its ocean-flooded, steep western valleys.
Fiordland features a number of fiords (often misnamed sounds), of which Milford Sound is the most famous, though Doubtful Sound is even larger and has more, and longer, branches (but is also less accessible).
Fiordland is a geographic region of New Zealand that is situated on the south-western corner of the South Island, comprising the western-most third of Southland.
Situated within Fiordland are Browne Falls and Sutherland Falls, which rank among the tallest waterfalls in the world and New Zealand’s three deepest lakes, Lake Hauroko, Lake Manapouri, and Lake Te Anau. This part of New Zealand has a very wet climate, receiving 6,300mm of rainfall per year.
Fiordland, which is home to the famous Milford and Doubtful Sounds is a natural wonder which is unrivaled anywhere. On your yacht charter you will be free to cruise around the inland protected waterways and experience Fiordland’s ‘unreal’ landscapes which lift up almost horizontally out of the deep, calm and mystical waters. The name comes from the Scandinavian word for this type of steep valley, “fjord”.