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Road To Milford 3/14 - Boyd Creek 1

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 16 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Boyd Creek was our next stop and after a very short walk into the Snowdon Forest we came across this very impressive waterfall created by a dip slip fault line.

This series follows our journey along State Highway 94 as we travelled from Te Anau to Milford Sound. The route is 73 miles (119km) long and it is regarded as one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand; with a peak elevation of 940m, it is also one of the country's highest. The road travels up the eastern side of Lake Te Anau along the lateral moraine left behind after the retreat of the glaciers at the end of the last ice age.

From Te Anau Downs, the road veers right and enters the Eglinton Valley. The road then runs parallel to the right side of the Eglinton River for 20 miles while it passes through Knobs Flat. At Cascade Creek, the road emerges onto the shorelines of Lake Gunn and Lake Fergus. The road then passes through a saddle and emerges at the upper section of the Hollyford Valley.

After Hollyford, the road veers to the west and rises steadily along the valley to its highest point at the Homer Tunnel. At 1270 metres long it is the second-longest road tunnel in New Zealand. The road then emerges at the head of the Cleddau Valley and the road spends its last 10 miles descending along the valley to Milford Sound.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/200 second F/2.8 ISO 200 6 mm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleus eiamge de cette chutte d'eau superbe compo dans la belle végétation.
Bravo et belle journée

16 Dec 2011 5:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice frame Jules

16 Dec 2011 7:56am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful composition, a truly beautiful place

16 Dec 2011 8:20am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je plonge pour une bonne douche

16 Dec 2011 8:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

All round technically excellent, a pleasure to view this one.

16 Dec 2011 9:49am

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


16 Dec 2011 11:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful find and interesting geology to create this magical waterfall.

16 Dec 2011 12:09pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

excellent photo from a mystery place ...

16 Dec 2011 1:00pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! Peaceful !

16 Dec 2011 1:22pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Excellent shot, super fine details and good colors.

16 Dec 2011 2:01pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a lovely shot of a lovely find

16 Dec 2011 2:52pm

Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Well framed capture.

16 Dec 2011 3:11pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful image. The place is fantastic and your framing and rendition are just spot-on. Very beautiful photograph.

16 Dec 2011 5:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!

16 Dec 2011 7:28pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

It looks like a paradise. Nice frame and capture.

16 Dec 2011 7:36pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful waterfall and scenery, you had a great view, great information too.

16 Dec 2011 9:51pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

that was a wonderful journey into the heart of nature, thanks for sharing this lovely landscape

16 Dec 2011 10:02pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Beautiful place!!! Nice framed

16 Dec 2011 11:12pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice place ! I love waterfalls.

17 Dec 2011 2:55am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Wonderful feel...magnificent shot!

17 Dec 2011 12:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

spectacular setting of this little waterfall ... gorgeous frame and colours !!

17 Dec 2011 12:39pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/200 second
ISO 200
6 mm