Plan and prepare well for your trip
Find information on how to get to Fiordland National Park, what the weather is like and tips for safety including the gear you will need.
You can access Fiordland National Park and many of its attractions by road via Te Anau by airplane, boat or walking. There are a number of commercial operators offering transport for visitors.
Find out about options for travel and adventures around Fiordland National Park, including track transport for Great Walks and transport to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound and more.
Fiordland weather is highly changeable, so when you visit prepare for all conditions. Cold temperatures, snow, strong winds and heavy rain can occur at any time of the year. It can be sunny too though!
Enjoy fabulous Fiordland safely - read about outdoor gear you will need, leaving trip intentions, driving on unsealed roads, use of fire, weather conditions and track updates, hazardous conditions and more.
Find out where you can hire or purchase outdoor equipment for your visit to Fiordland, including safety radios and beacons, clothing and footwear, tramping gear and more.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Fiordland National Park.
Weather and climate in Fiordland
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Parks and recreation in Fiordland
Great Walks in Fiordland
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Fiordland alerts (current conditions and track updates)
Safety guidelines for Great Walks in Fiordland