Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park

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VISIT Fiordland National Park:

Park Details

Fiordland National Park was established in 1952, and has a total area of 3,113,782 acres (4,865 square miles, or 12,606 square kilometers).

Address Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, South Island, 9640
Phone(03) 249 7924
HoursOpen 24 hours a day.
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Fiordland National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Fiordland National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Fiordland National Park are February, April, January & June.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation341256312276300252227239303349289344
Avg Temp535451474339373840424550
Max Temp656662575246454751535863
Avg Temp404039363431292930313337
Min Temp282826252422181719212326
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Fiordland National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Fiordland National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Fiordland National Park.

NameDistance
Rakiura National Park178 km
Mount Aspiring National Park182 km
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park314 km
Westland Tai Poutini National Park318 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Fiordland National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Fiordland National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Fiordland National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 470 km
Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 761 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Fiordland National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Queenstown International AirportZQNQueenstown, 124 km
Invercargill AirportIVCInvercargill, 135 km
Wanaka AirportWKAWanaka, 175 km
Dunedin International AirportDUDDunedin, 234 km
Oamaru AirportOAM, 303 km
Timaru AirportTIU, 336 km
Hokitika AirfieldHKK, 424 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.