Milford Sound Island

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound (Piopiotahi in Māori) is a place most famous tourist destinations in New Zealand, this resort is located in Fiordland National Park and World Heritage Site of Te Wahipounamu.

Milford Sound stretches along 15 miles inland from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by rocks as high as 1,200 meters (3,900 feet). Among the top there is a stone that resembles an elephant's head as high as 1517 meters (4977 feet), and the lion as high as 1302 meters (4272 feet). [10] In addition there is also a Lush rainforests between these cliffs, while seals, penguins, and dolphins and whales are often seen around the cliffs and waterfalls.

Milford Sound was initially overlooked by European explorers, because when they get into this area can hardly attribute keluar.Kapten Sailing ships like James Cook, who pass through Milford Sound, too afraid to wander too close to the steep mountain slopes, scared by the wind conditions that give rise to a roaring sound

Fjords is a playground for the local Maori who have knowledge of the local sea including tidal patterns and eating fish from generation to generation before the arrival of eropa.Fiord that remain undiscovered by the sailor, until seseorag named Captain John Grono found it in 1812 and named Milford Haven and regarded as the land of his birth in Wales. Furthermore, this place changed its name from Milford Haven to Milford Sound.

Fjords Land is one of the areas that are often explored by New Zealand society until the 20th century, led to the natural beauty of Milford Sound is very interesting and well-known nationally and internationally, and are associated with the discovery of MacKinnon in 1888, this area became part of the new Milford Track , this is an initial path of tourism. In the same year, the tunnel between the Hollyford River and the River Cleddau found, where the tunnel was to be developed about sixty years later to provide road access.

Approximately one million people visit Fiordland each year, which can only be accessed through a single path. Many tour companies will combine a bus trip (to and from Queenstown-drive-or six hours of Te Anau) with a two-hour cruise sound. I took the Kiwi Experience from Queenstown, jumped ship and Milford Sound Red Boat, a cruise line that will take you about sound and included stops in Milford Deep Underwater Observatory, where we saw all kinds of fish and starfish (lucky visitors may also be see starfish pool nearby).

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