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Dusky Sound, New Zealand

Part of New Zealand's Fiorland National Park, Dusky Sound was long the site of Maori camps but few permanent settlements. Captain Cook spent five weeks exploring the dramatic coastline that edges the mountainous wilderness.

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Dusky Sound, New Zealand

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The myriad islands that lie in the sound make for spectacular sightseeing, particularly majestic Resolution Island, whose Five Fingers Peninsula shelters the sound from the northwest. The abundance of sunbathing seals on Seal Rock also sends visitors reaching for their cameras. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for bird and wildlife sanctuaries: Curlew, Shag, Petrel, Pigeon and Parrot Isles; Shag River; Seal Rock; Goose, Duck and Woodhen Coves.

Weather in Dusky Sound, New Zealand


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 65° 18.33°
Average Low 50° 10°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
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Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 2.48 in 6.3 cm

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