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Friday, October 10, 2014

NEW ZEALAND - Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

"The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1



"This is a famous place here in New Zealand - Milford Sound 
- the heart of the UNESCO Site Te Wahipounamu in the South Island.
The name means "the place where greenstone is in the waters"...", shares Adrienne.
Thank you so much Adrienne for this card!


Postcard 2



A great card of Milford Sound of New Zealand with matching stamp issued in France.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this postcard, Jean Pierre!
The postmarks made me smile too!


This UNESCO Site includes 4 National Parks namely:

1. Aoraki/Mt Cook
2. Fiordland
3. Mt. Aspiring
4. Westland

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