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vath On September - 25 - 2011

Fiordland National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The area is so remote and unexplored that some speculate that species thought extinct in New Zealand may still live in the park. Fiordland National Park is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty. Fiordland’s coast is steep and crenellated, with the fiords running from the valleys of the southern ranges of the Southern Alps, such as the Kepler and Murchison Mountains.

The park is a popular destination for alpine climbers and especially for trampers, with the Milford, Kepler, Hollyford and Routeburn Tracks all in or close to the park and  Take a trip through the amazing wilderness on either a day trip or overnight. The wildlife in this area include dolphins, seals and birds. Introduced species include mice, rats, hare and deer. Among the birds are the Kakapo, the only flightless parrot in the world. Also there is the kiwi, which is native to New Zealand. Fiordland is one of the least explored areas of New Zealand.

Fiordland National Park

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