Bowen Falls
Bowen Falls
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After 16 years closed, the Bowen Falls are again open to the public. Take a short boat road across the harbour to the base of this spectacular waterfall, with amazing views up the fiord to Mitre Peak and beyond.
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Were able to get right up close to the falls on our Milford Sound cruise with Milford Mariner. Also got a lovely packed lunch. A great trip overall. Definitely do it if you get a sunny day.
Written 10 June 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
During a cruise, we pulled into Milford sound, we felt lucky to be able to see this impressive sight, from a rather massive ship.
Written 6 June 2023
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Jenls
Birkenhead, New Zealand14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We got a close up view of these falls while on our Milford Sound cruise - flying into Milford with Milford Sound Scenic Flights. Our captain on Mitre Peak cruises was able to get in close to many of the falls and other scenic attractions on our cruise around Milford Sound - thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
Written 29 July 2021
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Murray B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
at least we got to see a water fall as there had not been any rain for about 8 days. and there was only one other fall was working well
Written 6 April 2021
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Found_Lost_Key
New Zealand1,198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
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.
Written 6 August 2020
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada18,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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 Bowen Falls. The falls are 162 m high. In Maori, the falls are known as Hine Te Awa meaning ‘girl on the river’ after the lower third of the falls that resemble the plumage of the Te Kereru bird (NZ Wood Pigeon).
Written 28 April 2020
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Naresh1936
Mumbai, India361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Amazing looking waterfalls seen during the boat ride in the Milford Sound. The Bowen River plunges from top of the cliff in Milford Sound. An amazing sight.
Written 16 March 2020
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Ny trees
Buffalo, NY1,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A must visit location in New Zealand.

Best if seen by boat. These falls go year round. Others on Milford sound crop up after a rainy period.

Truly beautiful.
Written 27 February 2020
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
These falls are great to look at. They look small from a cruise ship, but when you see a smaller tourist ship nearby they are huge and spectacular
Written 11 February 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice to see the free falling waters, making their way down the rocky slope, but having seen fantastic waterfalls in Canada, Brazil-Argentina, and China, I can't rate this any better than average.
Written 18 January 2020
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