Sunday, 3 February 2013

Breathtaking Beauty of Milford Sound, New Zealand

Let's go to Milford Sound on this Sunday, shall we? As you may already know, it is part of the Fjordland National Park, and is located at the southwest corner of the Southern Island of New Zealand.

Also called the beautiful Gulf of Milford, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes of our planet. As such, Milford Sound is the biggest pride of New Zealand! According to Rudyard Kipling, it is the eighth wonder of the world.

The beauty of Milford Sound is so spectacular and otherworldly that it was used to depict parts of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings movies. Yes! And, looking at these photographs, we can see exactly why Peter Jackson chose it! There really couldn’t be a more magical movie location...

Among Milford Sound's most enchanting features are its exquisite waterfalls. In rainy and stormy days tourists can admire the play of the wind with the waterfalls. 

Beyond the mountains of Milford Sound is a kingdom of dense jungles and a paradise valley, which is covered with a colourful carpet of flowers.

Images from: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Layton Findlater & Todd and Sarah Sisson

Not far away from the Sound there are plenty of other magnificent places to explore, including lakes, mountains, limestone caves, and the Sutherland Falls, one of Earth's highest waterfalls, which, in three cascades, drops for a dizzying 1,904 feet (580 meters).

Because this place is obviously a beautiful symbiosis of virgin forests, clean streams and lakes, glaciers and high mountains, waterfalls and meadows....I couldn't help myself from writing this post! :D

What a beautiful place on earth to visit or revisit, don't you think?

For more information about Milford Sound, you can go here.

Have a breezy Sunday,

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