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WorldNew ZealandFiordland

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Fiordland.

Fjordland.png Fjordland

Situated on the southwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, Fiordland is touted in the tourist brochures as "the 8th wonder of the world". Comprising myriad islands and passages, the area presents an interesting possibility for adventurers seeking unspoiled wilderness to explore. Further inland, the beautiful town of Queenstown with her mirror-flat Lake Wakatipu is the home of skiing, sightseeing flights and charming museums. This area is truly special.

Cruising the region

Fiordland features a number of fiords (often named sounds), of which Milford Sound is the most famous, though Doubtful Sound is larger and has more, and longer, branches (but is less accessible). Situated within Fiordland are Browne Falls and Sutherland Falls, which rank among the tallest waterfalls in the world, and New Zealand's three deepest lakes, Lake Hauroko, Lake Manapouri, and Lake Te Anau.

Note You MUST have a Clean Vessel Pass if planning to visit Fiordland - it can be readily obtained online (instantly) provided you meet the criteria - See Fiordland Tips for more info.


Land Information NZ
NZ76 -- Western Approaches to Foveaux Strait
NZ7622 -- Milford Sound to Sutherland Sound
NZ7623 -- Bligh Sound to Caswell Sound
NZ7624 -- Charles Sound to Dagg Sound
NZ7653 -- Breaksea Sound and Dusky Sound
NZ7654 -- Chalky and Preservation Inlets


See New Zealand.

Fjordland lies in the Milford and Puysegur weather zones.

Sources for weather information


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


See New Zealand.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


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Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See New Zealand.

  • Noel Bell, A Boaties Guide to Fiordland, Mana Cruising Club, PO Box 57045, Mana, New Zealand, ISBN 154158875 - covers Fiordland


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