Sunday, 22 February 2015

Milford Sound New Zealand

Nioselandahi island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean, which is comprises of two beautiful islands (The North Island and South island) and a quite number of small islands, especially Stewart Island / Rakiora and the Chatham Islands. However the original name of the New Zealand Maori language is Aotearoa, which actually means the land of the long white cloud. You know, New Zealand also have one of world’s best Cook Islands and Niue (autonomous but the attachment is free) and Tokelau and vassals Ross (New Zealand's territorial claims in Antarctica).

New Zealand highlights the geographical Bazltha located around 2,000 kilometers to the south-east of Australia across the sea Altasmana, and they’re the nearby neighbors to the north of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. Therefore during the long isolation New Zealand established a distinguishing animals mainly dominated by birds, several of which became extinct after the arrival of humans and mammals, which they entered. Well, Milford Sound is erroneously named, as a sound is in fact a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bright, and wider than a fjord, while Milford Sound is came into existence by the actions of glaciers. Milford Sound is recognized as the wettest populated place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. Rainfall can reach 250 mm (10 in) during a span of 24 hours. The rainfall produces plenty of temporary waterfalls cascading down the cliff faces, even some reaching a thousand metres in length. Smaller falls from such heights may never reach the bottom of the sound, drifting away in the wind.

Milford Strait southwest of the South Island of New Zealand is located within Vuordland National Park. Extends 15 kilometers inside the country from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by substantial rocks descent raises 1200 meters or more from each side. Hence among the most noticeable are characterized by Mitre summit which height 1692 meters above the strait, Elephant summit at the head of an elephant shape up 1517, the top of Lion Mountain Lion in the form of a lion perched up in 1302 AD. And stick to the slopes this rainforest abundant greenness, abound seals, penguins and dolphins in the waters of the Straits. Moreover majestic beauty of lush rain forests cling dangerously to these cliffs, while seals, penguins, and dolphins frequent the waters and whales can be seen sometimes. The sound has been recognized as a Vital Bird Area by BirdLife International because it is a breeding site for Fiordland penguins.

The remarkable beauty of this landscape draws thousands of tourists each day, and touching the significant numbers each year, which has been estimated around between 550,000 and 1 million visitors per year. These figures make the sound one of New Zealand's most-visited tourist place, and also the most famous tourist destination, although even with its remote location and the long journey from the nearest population centers. Almost all sightseers going to the sound also take one of the boat tours which usually last one to two hours. They’re offered by more than a few companies, departing from the Milford Sound Visitors' Centre. There is also the option of extended overnight cruises on Milford Sound.

Tramping, canoeing, and some other water sports are possible. A small number of companies also offer overnight boat trips. Although limited accommodation at the sound, and only a very small percentage of tourists stay more than the day. Numerous tourists visiting Milford Sound generally stay in Te Anau to the south or Queenstown to the east. Well, an underwater tourist observatory found in one of the bays of the sound provides viewing of black coral, generally found in much deeper waters. A dark surface layer of fresh water, stained by tannins from the surrounding forest, lets the corals to grow close to the surface here. Furthermore in rainy and stormy days travelers can appreciate the play of the wind with the plentiful waterfalls in Milford Sound. When meeting the cliff face the powerful wind often goes upward and waterfalls with a vertical drop get caught by wind, producing the water to go upwards.

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