Dale Point

Coordinates: -44.59982, 167.81646

Dale Point is at the narrow entrance to the Fiord and obscures the inner Fiord from the open Tasman Sea. Early explorers passed by without discovering Milford Sound. While the sound is over 500m deep at its deepest point, at Dale Point the Fiord is only 30-70m deep.

Milford Sound was named Milford Haven in the early 1800's by sealer John Grono after his home port of Milford Haven, Wales. Many of Milford Sound's place names originate from a survey party aboard the HMS Acheron which visited in March 1851. The Welshman captain, John Stokes, also came from Milford Haven. Dale Point is among the many Welsh names that persist.


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Dale Point