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Milford Sound

White foaming waterfalls cascading down the mountains' peaks are particularly spectacular after heavy rains

Milford Sound in New Zealand - Best Time
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Stunning waterfalls of the Milford Sound, known as the eighth wonder of the world, are observable throughout the year, however rainy summer season between December and January result in a few additional temporary waterfalls which look amazing: all the mountains are covered in white foamy ribbons. It looks like the mountains are showering when the waterfalls cascade down the rocks amidst the rainforests with fogs and mists hovering all around just like steem in sauna. The spectacles are breathtaking. In addition to the waterfalls, the area is renowned for rich wildlife, namely dolphins and ancient clams.

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand, as seen from Holland America's ms Volendam
Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand, as seen from Holland America's ms Volendam
Milford Sound in New Zealand - Best Season
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