Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Southland Region / Milford Sound / Bowen Falls
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.
Tours to Bowen Falls
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $362
Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 8 to 13 hours
Bowen Falls Reviews
We went on the day cruise through Milford Sound. The scenery is absolutely stunning, the atmosphere and surroundings are breathtaking. If you visit the south Island it is a must on your visit more »
선착장을 나서면 바로 오른쪽에 보이는 큰 폭포입니다. 낙차가 161 미터나 되어 밀포드 사운드에서 가장 낙차가 크다고 합니다. 수량도 많아서 웅장한 모습이고, 멀리서 선착장 쪽을 보면 멀리 보이는 폭포의 모습이 신비롭기도 합니다. more »When you leave the pier, you'll see a large waterfall right on the right. The fall is 161 metres, making it the largest fall in Milford Sound. It's magnificent in quantity, and from a distance, you can see the waterfall from a far away.
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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