Fiordland – “Intricate Web of Glacier-Carved Waterways”

New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park has been featured in a Forbes article which highlights “some of the most popular parks in the world.” Duncan Madden reports.

“Like much of its native New Zealand, Fiordland National Park is one of the most eye-wateringly beautiful places on Earth,” writes Madden.

“Set in the south of South Island, Fiordland, as its name suggests, is a vast tangle of naturally carved waterways – deep deep fjords, pristine icy lakes and steep sided valleys culminating in snow-capped mountain tops. Picture postcard doesn’t even scratch the surface.”

The national park’s “most famed attraction is Milford Sound” – “a fjord carved deep and high by vast ice age glaciers dotted with 3,000-foot-high waterfalls springing from sheer-sided cliff faces, extraordinary rock formations and a natural stillness it’s hard to describe.”

The other national parks featured in the article were:

  • Zion National Park in Utah, USA
  • Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park in Sichuan, China
  • Kilimanjaro National Park in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Article Source: Forbes, Duncan Madden, May 11, 2018

Image Source: Pixabay

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