Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Milford Sound Charles Kenwright

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

The fjord, Milford Sound, or in Maaori, Piopiotahi, lies down on the south west part of the island. It has been judged the world´s top travel destination, that may be true, it may be an exaggeration, but one thing is certain, this deep bite into the side of New Zealand´s South Island is a truly beautiful and awe inspiring place. Milford Sound, with an annual rainfall of 6,813 mm on 182 days a year, is the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand – but, as the saying goes, “no pain, no gain”, and the pain of so much rain has created the gain of a lush, green vegetated landscape. The Sound runs 15 kilometers inland from the Tasman Sea at Dale Point.

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