Milford Sound, a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, received 810,000 visitors over the year to March - and more than 4,500 on its busiest days. Photo: Mike Scott/NZ Herald

1.7 million tourists in 12 months: can New Zealand’s environment handle it?

The country’s conservation department welcomes the visitor increase, but conservationists worry the growth has outpaced New Zealand’s ability to protect spots that attract most tourists

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Milford Sound, a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, received 810,000 visitors over the year to March - and more than 4,500 on its busiest days. Photo: Mike Scott/NZ Herald
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