空中英语教室：201101118 MP3在线课程 Milford Sound, New Zealand
Weather and wildlife
Over one million tourists annually explore Milford Sound. Many go by boat or plane. And one winding road leads to it, so people can walk or drive in. No matter how they come, everyone wants a chance to see the wildlife and stunning scenery.
With more than 182 days of rain yearly, the sound is one of the world's wettest places. Yet the rain adds to the beauty by causing waterfalls to spring up throughout the fiord.
Visitors can see seals sunning themselves everywhere along the sound. The fiord is home to the New Zealand Fur Seal. One of New Zealand's rarest penguins, the Fiordland crested penguin can also be spotted. Tourists also come to see famous Mitre Peak, with its steep cliffs rising 1,692 meters.
One survey named Milford Sound the world's top travel destination. And author Rudyard Kipling once called it "the eighth wonder of the world." It's no surprise then that Milford Sound is a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature contest.