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Keywords:Bowen Falls, coastal, Fiordland, Location, Milford Sound, New Zealand, waterfall, wilderness
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Date modified25-May-11 21:23
Bowen Falls in Milford Sound 1

Bowen Falls in Milford Sound 1

Bowen Falls is one of the major waterfalls you'll see at Milford Sound in Fiordland. The Bowen River flows from a hanging valley to become the 162Êm Lady Bowen Falls - named for Diamantina Bowen, wife of George Bowen, the fifth Governor of New Zealand. The falls provide electricity for the Milford Sound settlement by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, and are also the water source for the settlement.

Established in 1952, Fiordland National Park is a vast, remote wilderness in the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The power of FiordlandÕs scenery never fails to impress travellers and adventurers; waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into massive fiords, ancient rainforests cloak the landscape and cling impossibly to sheer mountain faces, and the spectacular sounds, lakes, valleys, saddles and peaks look the same today as they did thousands of years ago.