Fiordland National Park lies in the southwest corner of South Island, New Zealand. It is the biggest of New Zealand's 14 national parks, with an area of 12,500 sq.km, and a major part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Fiordland National Park is administered by Department of Conservation.
The park is a very popular destination for climbers and trampers, with Milford, Hollyford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks all in or near the park. There are few tracks in Fiordland. Off-track travel relies on following deer trails. Flooding, sandflies and bad weather are a hazard. Tourists are also attracted to areas like Milford Sound, which has a small boat marina.
In the 1850s red deer were introduced to NZ and they subsequently colonised Fiordland Park area. By 1920s, the herds of wild deer in New Zealand competed with cattle and sheep for feed which resulted in pressure on the government from the farming community. Deer cullers were employed by Internal Affairs department in order to indiscriminately shoot deer to reduce the population. The deer population in Fiordland was severely reduced by the late 1970s. Combined with a blooming deer farming industry it reduced the impact of aerial hunting. Market hunting from helicopters still continues, though in a reduced fashion, with the biggest market being Germany. The New Zealand government uses helicopters to poison deer and possum population with aerial dropping of 1080 poison, despite some public opposition to its use.
The Fiordland National Park cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.
If you lose the Fiordland National Park location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Fiordland National Park cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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