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A Day Trip to Milford Sound

Whilst for most of our South Island road trip we were blessed with dry weather, it was a very wet start to our day in Milford Sound, down in the far south of New Zealand in Fiordland. Usually, rain wouldn’t be a reason to smile – but for Milford it is! Milford is one of the wettest places on earth, with about 220 days and 7 metres of rain each year…that’s a lot!

Although a clearer day would have been great for photos, the rain creates what are called ‘temporary waterfalls’ i.e. waterfalls that only exist after bouts of rain, and cascade gracefully down the cliff-face, which make for spectacular scenery and good fun spotting out of the car window!

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