Milford Fiord on the South Island of New Zealand bursts at 20 km inland. It is a charming place full of steep cliffs, sloping valleys, waterfalls, lush forests and shimmering rainbows. The area is very wet, every three days, there is one or two of rain.

Once a day has dropped 560 mm of rain here. Severe rain thundering waterfalls form, which burst in more than 300 m into the bay.

Cliffs surrounding the bay are the highest in the world. Rise to a height of 1584 m above the water surface, and some submerged under water reaches 400 m. The fjord was carved Milford 20 thousand. years ago, during the last Ice Age, the glacier flowed toward the sea. Like most of the fjords, it is shallow in the place where contact with the sea, and at the opposite end of the deep.

Milford Bay – bay on the South Island of New Zealand. Due to the geological characteristics (20 miles long and high steep banks) resembles a typical fjord.

Location

It is part of the Fiordland region of the southern part of the South Island, 260 kilometers northwest of the city of Dunedin. Fiordland National Park is New Zealand which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Facing the entrance, deep in the middle. Was formed during the last ice age by a glacier, which is flowing into the sea, has cut a deep ditch. After the withdrawal of water flooded the valley glacier Tasman Sea.

This is one of the attractions of the country. Milford Bay is characterized by a unique composition of flora and fauna. Adjacent salt and sweet water create an environment that is in parts of the lake and the ocean.

As part of the bay called Sandfly Point trail ends in the most famous New Zealand – Milford Track.

Characteristic point, which is an icon of the bay is up Mitre Peak.

Climate

Milford Bay is one of the most rainy places on Earth. Only every third day is rainless. Annual rainfall is 615 centimeters, and the water coming from them for lying falls cascades over 300 feet below the tank. At the entrance to the bay is a mountain of Mitre Peak (1695 m).