This is one of New Zealand’s most dramatic and diverse regions with fertile farmlands, lush rainforests, sweeping coastlines and secluded islands. Fjordland’s spectacular lakes, majestic snow-capped peaks and impossibly high waterfalls are simply breathtaking. Kayak, dive or board a small plane and explore Fiordland’s incomparable beauty. Stewart Island and Rakiura National Park are the jewels of Southland’s crown. Home to New Zealand’s iconic flightless bird, the kiwi, the island is also known for its brilliant night skies.