Bowen Falls, Milford Sound

#8 of 19 in Nature in Southland Region
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Water Body
Plunging from the hanging valley, Bowen Falls remains the highest waterfall in the world-famous Milford Sound. These powerful falls serve as the water and electricity source for the nearest settlement. Until recently, a scenic flight or boat cruises were the only options available for experiencing the scenic falls. Thanks to the reopening of the return trail that leads from a small pontoon across the wharf to the viewing area, you can now get a bird's-eye view over the 161 m (528 ft) waterfall. With our online itinerary creator, Milford Sound attractions like Bowen Falls can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is Milfords tallest waterfall at 162 mtrs. You can get a good view on foot by walking out at low tide, but not as good of a view if you take a boat trip.  more »
  • My wife and I were on a tour and did the overnight Milford Sound cruise. The scenery we saw from the cruise ship was spectacular and awe inspiring - so rustic, in particular, the Lady Elizabeth...  more »
  • Very majestic. Well worth a look😎
  • I took the new purpose built boat across the harbour and then a short walk to the new vieing platform at the falls. Be prepared to get wet the closer your get to the falls, but well worth the experience.
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