Visit Fiordland National Park with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Fiordland National Park

Fiordland is in the southwestern corner of New Zealand’s South Island and is a breathtaking Alpine oasis you won’t want to miss. This magical natural wonderland is crowded with snow-covered Alps and unparalleled lakes and valleys, courtesy of thousands of years of melting glaciers crisscrossing the land. For the outdoor lovers, there’s no competition when it comes to tours by boat, horse, or foot. Fiordland has heaps of fiords and highlands to explore by whatever mode of transportation suits your fancy. From waterfalls to tranquil lakes and caves, Fiordland is a natural playground to satisfy your curiosity for outdoor adventure. Gorgeous at any time of the year, Fiordland is particularly enchanting during winter, when the snowy mountains display their most brilliant faces. Virtually untouched by human inhabitation, Fiordland is one of the last wild vistas in southern New Zealand. If you want to get off the grid and get your feet dirty, Fiordland should be top your list of winter holiday destinations. This unforgettable spot is a can’t-miss trip for the hiking and adventure enthusiast. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

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Southern Adventure - Queenstown
$180 / Day

Southern Adventure - Queenstown

Queenstown, Otago

Sleeps 6
Length 7m

Have a Break - Ride a Motor-home
$190 / Day

Have a Break - Ride a Motor-home

Upper Charlton, Southland

Sleeps 6
Length 7.5m

Places to Visit near Fiordland National Park

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on one of our purpose-built scenic cruise vessels.

At the entry to the caves at Cavern House, view the informative displays and learn about this geological wonder before you join your guide underground. On the tour of the caves, our friendly guides will point out the highlights and share their knowledge of the caves and its history.

This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.

Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Real Journeys Milford Sound

Grab your camera and join us in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Milford Sound.

In Milford Sound you’ll see towering cliffs and peaks – including the much photographed and iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometre straight out of the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fiord and luxuriant rain forest clings to sheer rock faces in this exceptional place.

You can travel to Milford Sound in our custom-built glass roofed coaches so you won’t miss views of the mountains, glaciers and rainforest … yep, you’ll need the camera on the coach. Or for a different perspective of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight from Queenstown.

Once there, join a Scenic cruise or go on a more leisurely and informative Nature cruise. For an immersive Milford experience, join one of our overnight cruises aboard our traditionally designed scows. To explore this magnificent area in a more intimate way and at sea level, our sea kayaking adventures are perfect.

However you choose to experience Milford Sound and whatever its mood - teaming with rain, shrouded in mist or glistening in the sun – prepare to be inspired!

Mirror Lakes Walk

Mirror Lakes is a great place to stretch your legs during the drive to Milford Sound. Let's face it, you're going to one of the most magical places in New Zealand, but these lakes along the way are a nice warm up to what's coming. The small lakes provide crazily good reflective views of the Earl Mountains. There's also waterfowl and wetland plants seen against a backdrop of beech forest. This is an easy walk suited to all ages and accessible to wheelchairs, so pull over, and unravel those limbs!

The Chasm Walk

Two foot bridges over the Cleddau River offer dramatic views of a series of powerful waterfalls.

Thousands of years of swirling water have sculpted shapes and basins in the rock. The sheer velocity of water gives an appreciation of how much rainfall the Milford Sound area receives per annum.

This walk is off the Milford Road, about halfway between Milford Sound and the Homer Tunnel.

The large, well signposted carpark is about 109 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau.

Campgrounds and Parks near Fiordland National Park

Dolamore Park Scenic Reserve

Located 11km from Gore at the south-west end of the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, on the lower slopes of the Hokonui Hills, Dolamore Park offers something for everyone.

Dolamore Park encompasses 95 hectares of native podocarp forest, expansive lawn areas and a range of exotic plantings encased by stone wall terracing. Extensive areas of over 500 mature Rhododendrons make a spectacular show in spring.

Dolamore Park is an ideal location for a family day out or a night's camping. There are unlimited tent sites on grassed areas, 22 powerpoints for campervans to hook up to and electric BBQs. These are free to use. There are also kitchen and shower facilities.

Camp fees are $10 per adult, $2 for school age children and under 5s free. No Dogs Allowed

Dolamore Park is the gateway to many pleasant easy walking tracks. They range in length from 10 minutes to 4 hours. Views of the Mataura Valley are fantastic.

Department of Conservation walking tracks lead through the forest, giving visitors a chance to explore and discover many native plants and wildlife. Take a camera and binoculars, as the view from the top of the Poppelwells Lookout is worth documenting. These tracks are of good to excellent standards and can be walked most times of the year. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

Mountain biking enthusiasts are also catered for with a grade 3 track just minutes from the Park, at Pope Road.

There is a playground that includes slides, swings, jungle gyms, rope-climbing wall and even a flying fox.

An Education Centre is open by appointment, displaying interactive information which shows the balance of biodiversity in native forests.

Native bird life happily co-exists with the visitors in the Park. There are Kereru (native wood pigeon), Fantail, Bellbird and the Tui. These are other birdlife are commonplace, especially when the Flax, Rata and Kowhai are in flower.

A few hundred metres along the well-built wooden rampway at night reveals a bioluminescent display from the resident population of glowworms.

The Waimumu Stream, which flows through the Park, is the home to Brown Trout, Long Finned Eels and also the native Kokopu. A moderate population of freshwater lobsters can be found under the rocks. Kingfisher, Herons and Black Shag also make regular visits to the stream.

Visit Dolamore Park Scenic Reserve

Lignite Pit Cafe & Secret Garden

Hidden from the view of the Gorge Road - Invercargill Highway is a landscape which has been transformed from a disused mine to a tranquil garden.

Come on in to the cafe and enjoy a coffee and some home baking, while enjoying the view overlooking the pond. They can cater for both casual drop ins and for group bookings such as club outings, work functions, birthdays, Christmas functions etc.

The cafe is open from Fathers' Day until Mothers' Day, 11am till 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

The garden is set over about 16 acres which includes about 3 acres of lake, including a couple of small islands. There are a number of paths that weave their way around the lake, and take you past both the waterfalls. Dotted every so often there are places to sit and enjoy the views.

As you walk through the gardens, you might find some of the local friendly ducks following you around looking for something to eat. There are a number of aviaries around the property with a wide variety of birds.

The Lignite Pit campground accepts self contained vehicles, cars and tents. At present there are 2 powered site and space for several unpowered campers and cars.

At the moment there is only a toilet present, but they are looking at adding showers and a better kitchen area in the future.

Visit Lignite Pit Cafe & Secret Garden

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