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Pictures from natural attractions of New Zealand's South Island: the Pancake rocks at Punakaiki, Wanaka Lake, and the Milford Sound fjord.

Pancake rocks at Punakaiki
Pancake rocks at Punakaiki in the South Island of New Zealand.

The pancake rocks are an area of blowholes and limestone formations which have been heavily eroded. It is a tourist attraction of Punakaiki on the Western side of the South Island of New-Zealand. 

Wanaka Lake in New Zealand
Wanaka Lake in the South Island of New Zealand.

Wanaka Lake in Otago region is one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. It is a major tourist destination in the country, especially during the summer. Visitors practice swimming and fishing. Several hotels are set on its shores. The surrounding mountains offer adventure tourism year-round.  

Milford Sound in New Zealand
Milford Sound in the South Island of New Zealand.

Milford Sound is a fjord that is located in the South Island of New Zealand. Despite its remote location, it is one of the top attractions of the country because of the beauty of the landscapes. Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Milton sound is part of Fiordland National Park and the Te Wāhipounamu region, which has been listed as a world heritage by UNESCO. It is also one of the places where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.

The Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory gives visitors the opportunity to discover the fauna and flora of the fjord.


 

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ADC Scuba Diving Deurne
Travelogue, information, and pictures about New Zealand from the author (ADC Scuba Diving Antwerpen/Deurne) of the above pictures: Auckland, Waitomo, Wai-O-Tapu, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, Mount Cook, Wanaka, and more.

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Pictures from natural attractions of New Zealand's South Island: the Pancake rocks at Punakaiki, Wanaka Lake, and the Milford Sound fjord. Travel guide and directory to New Zealand.