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Milford Sound would have to be one of New Zealand’s premium travel spots. Nestled near the bottom of the South Island in remote and beautiful wilderness of Fiordland, Milford Sound boasts a fantastic array of natural wonder. Mitre Peak, so named for the resemblance of the Pope’s ceremonial headdress, is snow capped most of the year, but here in the height of summer most of it is gone. At 1,692 meters, this is the world’s tallest sea cliff. This part of NZ is one of the world’s wettest destinations, with a reported 7metres of rain each year!

If I do a quick calculation, that is enough rain to submerge Mitre Peak in 241 years!

Lucky for me it was a clear day on this occasion.

Matt

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