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New Zealand     22 February 2024

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Reflecting Nature's Beauty: The Majesty of Mirror Lakes

Pause and savour a moment of respite during your scenic voyage towards Milford Sound – an enchanting interlude awaits at Mirror Lakes, where the majestic reflections of towering mountain ranges are mirrored in the tranquil waters below. 

Nestled along Milford Road in New Zealand, Mirror Lakes captivates visitors with the striking reflections of the Earl Mountain ranges, creating a spectacle adored by thousands of tourists each year and providing unparalleled photo opportunities. 

Yet, beyond the sheer visual splendor, these lakes serve as more than just a feast for the eyes. They are also a vital sanctuary for some of New Zealand’s most elusive avian species, including the smallest New Zealand duck, the scaup and the grey duck, known locally as pārera. Beneath the calm surface, a bustling underwater ecosystem thrives, teeming with native eels and introduced trout species, contributing to the rich biodiversity of the region. 

Tucked away within the serene embrace of the Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes offer a tranquil oasis easily accessible within a leisurely 5-minute stroll. Travellers are invited to pause, reflect, and immerse themselves in the natural splendor of New Zealand's untamed beauty, reminding us that the journey itself is as enriching as the destination.

Both image credits: Great South

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