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Category: Bays, Local time: 00:05:18,
Address: Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
Milford Sound is the most famous place of the Fiordland National Park
. It is situated near Milford Sound town, on the South Island, in New Zealand
. Milford Sound is a 16 km long fiord. Its most famous landmark is a pyramidal mountain Mitre Peak, which rises from the depths of the fiord to the height of 1 692 m. Milford Sound can be seen from the birds' eye view on sightseeing flights, but you will experience the most beautiful adventure, when you take a voyage. You will pass a number of interesting geological formations such as the Lion Mountain, the Elephant Mountain, the Cooper Point and waterfalls such as Bowen Falls, hurtling down from the height of 160 m, or Stirling Falls, falling from 146 m. Thanks to its unique climate and location, Milford Sound is the habitat of rare fauna and flora. You can meet here the New Zealand Fur Seals, dolphins and the Fiordland Penguins. As far as plants are concerned, you can see here underwater plants such as black corals, red corals and sea anemones. The visitors of Milford Sound can set on one-day journeys, or they can try the nightlong voyages to the Tasman Sea.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 2:57:35 PM