Located in the Southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island, this world heritage park is over 1.2 million hectares in size and renowned for its breathtaking mountain scenery, fiords, waterfalls as high as 1,000 metres and remote tranquillity. With beautiful, lakes, rivers, 14 fiords and 215 km of coastline the region offers some great fishing spots for anglers.


Explore the remote wilderness, fiords of Doubtful and Milford sound and coastal waters of the Tasman sea by boat to target a range of fish species. The fishing grounds offer exceptional game fishing opportunities for Hapuka, Tarakihi, Kingfish, Blue cod and Gurnard. The epic scenery and lack of crowds make for a truly unique fishing experience.

Top Fish Species

  • Blue Fin Tuna
  • Blue Cod
  • Hapuka
  • Tarakihi
  • Kingfish
  • Gurnard
  • Blue nose

Best time to Fish

Fishing in Fiordland lakes is available all year round.

Other Activities

  • Walking and hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Boat Cruises
  • Fly Fishing

Getting there

Fiordland is located in the southwest of the South Island. It is easily accessible from Queenstown be car via SH6 and SH94 or from Invercargill taking SH94.


Fiordland has a variety of accommodation options.