Milford Sound / New Zealand
The Milford Sound stretches 15 kilometers from the Tasmanian Sea into the country and is surrounded by up to 1,200-m- high rock walls. On these sides a rain forest grows, while seals, penguins and dolphins populate the water. The highest elevation is the Miter Peak (bishop hat) with 1,692 meters. The Milford Sound was named after the Welsh village of Milford Haven.
The natural beauty of this area attracts thousands of visitors every day. Tourists should however bring an umbrella, because in Milford Sound 7,000 millimeters of precipitation fall every year. This does not affect the visit, however, because each rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls on the surrounding steep slopes, some of which reach a length of 1,000 meters.