Lady Bowen Falls

Coordinates: -44.66523, 167.91972

Always spectacular, the 162 meter Lady Bowen Falls at Freshwater Basin is fed by a hanging valley formed between Mills Peak and Mount Grave, at its head is the Bowen Col.

Water from the Bowen River is used to generate electricity and provides tap water for Milford Village.

Lady Bowen Falls was named in 1871 when the HMS Clio commanded by Captain Stirling and carrying the governor George Bowen visited. Bowen had a long career, also serving as governor of Queensland, Victoria, Hong Kong, Mauritius and the Ionian Islands. Lady Bowen bore 6 children, the last was born in Auckland 2 years prior to the HMS Clio's visit to Milford Sound.

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Lady Bowen Falls