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. The Westland and Mount Cook National Park and the Fiordland National Park, which were previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of the Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand" 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Milford Sound
Green mossy rocks at low tide in Milford Sound with Mitre Peak in the background. A matching stamp issued by France La Poste and special UNESCO cancellation in Paris on October 19, 2011 and arrived in Penang on October 29, 2011. Thanks to Jean-Pierre for sending from France.

Postcard 2 - Westland
Westland World Heritage Park in South Island, New Zealand. Postmarked January 17, 2011 using NZ Year of Rabbit stamp. Thanks to Phebe for sending from NZ.

Postcard 3 - Mount Cook
The Peak of Mount Cook - Aoraki in Maori. Thanks to Dave of USA was visiting NZ. The postcard went through Singapore Post.

Postcard 4 - Milford Sound
I visited Milford Sound in the South Island where I took a cruise and saw some majestic waterfalls. Stirling Falls plunges 146m to the sea from a hanging valley. Thanks so much to Adrienne of New Zealand for sending this nice postcard using Year of Ox stamps.

Postcard 5 - Kepler Track
Kepler Track in Fiordland National Park. Thanks to Shawn for mailing from South Island, New Zealand.

Postcard 6 - Fox Glacier
Saw Fox Glacier from a distance.

Postcard 7 - Franz Josef Glacier
I actually did a glacier walk tour on Franz Josef Glacier. Unforgetable experience.

Postcard 8 - Milford Sound
Milford Mariner returns after an overnight cruise in Milford Sound. Thanks to Shawn of New Zealand who went on a morning cruise in Milford Sound.

1 comment:

  1. Nice postcard. New Zealand, located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, there are three main Islands North Island, South Island and Steward Island, and other small islands. There are 14 national park. Te Wahipounamu coastline and the Te Wahipounamu National Park are very best for adventurous vacation. You can experience bird watching, diving, kayaking. For more details refer Te Wahipounamu National Park