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|SEALS IN MILFORD SOUND|
|WATERFALLS OF MILFORD SOUND|
|JOHN, ARE YOU READY FOR THE MILFORD TRACK?|
For most visitors the two-hour drive on winding mountainous roads with single lane tunnels and bridges is a requirement to see the Milford Sound. The road was completed in 1953, and the 75-mile drive to Milford Sound from Te Anau has earned World Heritage Highway status for its beauty. Milford Trek, acclaimed as one of the great walks of the world, ends at Sandfly Point in Milford Sound. The challenging 55 km (34 miles) hike goes in one direction only and takes fours days to complete. Reservations must be made in advance.
Milford Sound is located in the Fjordland National Park on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. With over a half million visitors per year, it is the most popular of the 15 fjords located in the park, also notable are Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Although named otherwise, the sounds are fjords which are valleys carved by the pressure and power of glaciers during successive Ice Ages. They were later flooded by the sea as the ice melted and sea levels rose.
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