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Fiordland National Park
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Fiordland National Park

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Wonder Type: Natural
Country: New Zealand
Best of: Park, Wildlife
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Fiordland National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.