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Milford Sound

Listed under Coastlines in South Island, New Zealand.

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In 2008 it was named the World’s Top Travel Destination and Rudyard Kipling called it the 8th Wonder of the World. It is New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination and ThePlanetD call Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island simply marvelous.

Milford Sound Weather

Milford Sound has an annual rainfall of nearly 7 metres per year.  It rains nearly 200 days of the year and it is considered one of the wettest inhabited places in the world. Needless to say, we didn’t have our hopes up for clear weather.

Luck Was on our Side

We expected a cool mist, spitting rain and fog during our visit to Milford Sound but instead the skies opened up after 6 days of previous rain. We enjoyed a warm and sunny day to enjoy our time on the water. And enjoy the views we did!

Milford Sound has some of the highest sea cliffs in the world rising 1,200 metres above the water. The sheer rock faces make for dramatic views as they rise up from the blue waters. The sky was a perfect blue with just enough clouds to decorate the scene.  I have seen similar landscapes before but never the perfect blends of colours.  Every day I am mesmerized by the deep blue skies of New Zealand. I have never seen such rich colour in the air before.

Read more on The Planet D Blog.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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