Monday, 1 December 2014

Sutherland Falls and Lake Quill,New Zealand

Sutherland Falls and Lake Quill,New Zealand, is a real paradise with breathtaking views, endless majestic mountains interspersed with lakes and rivers.Sutherland Falls, is an awe-inspiring vision of nature and known worldwide.It is fed by Lake Quill, whose waters can be attributed to several glaciers. These falls were discovered in 1880 by a prospector and explorer, Donald Sutherland. With a total drop of 580 metres in three leaps, they soon attained fame as the ‘highest fall in New Zealand’, although this claim has since been challenged. The falls became a popular stop on the Milford Track, which tourists began to use in 1888. Two years later a young surveyor, William Quill, climbed up beside the fall. The tarn which feeds the falls was named Lake Quill in his honour.

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