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
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Duration: 4 hours
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Bowen Falls Reviews
Wir konnten die Bowen Falls im Rahmen unserer Bootstour auf dem Milford Sound mit Southwestern Discoveries auch aus der Nähe bestaunen. more »We were able to see bowen Falls up close as part of our boat tour on Milford Sound with Southwestern Discoveries.
My wife and I had the pleasure to see the falls after historic rainfall on the South Island in the Sound. We were kayaking Milford Sound and this was one of the biggest highlights of the paddle. You c... 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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