Fiordland National Park is the largest park in New Zealand, but it is also one of the largest in the world, with a total area of 12,570 km². As an indication, Yellowstone and Yosemite would not reach the same surface area between them . Created in 1952, it extends over the whole south-western part of the South Island, where it is part of a vast area classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It offers landscapes of unparalleled beauty, with deep forests, immense fjords and snow-capped peaks. Many endangered bird species live here, such as the takahe, kea, kaka and brown kiwi. On the seabed, bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, blue penguins and the very rare Fiordland crested penguin (yellow crested penguin) twirl around. Some of the most famous treks in the country (the Milford Trek is the most popular trek in the country) are to be done here and Milford Sound remains the most popular spot to discover the area in a day.
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