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Mitre Peak

Listed under Mountains in Milford Sound, New Zealand.

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This mountain is probably famous and well photographed because of its name, which in turn is because of its shape – that of a Bishop's Mitre. The location, just behind equally photogenic Milford Sound, probably helps as well – photos where the peak's reflection are captured in the water are the most common, and there are some pretty spectacular ones around.

This isn't just one peak though – it's actually five – it just looks like one when seen from a distance, which is the most common way to see it – or else on a postcard of New Zealand.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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why is mitre peak called mitre peak ?

why did you name it that ?

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Whoever named it thought it looked like a Bishop's hat!

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