Natural Attraction

Browne Falls

Doutbful Sound, Fiordland National Park

Located in the heart of Doubtful Sound, the much-debated Browne Falls are believed by some to be the highest waterfall in New Zealand. Measuring 836 meters, the falls are only accessible via the Doubtful Sound Cruise or Scenic Flight. The falls can be seen a few minutes into the cruise, descending in a series of leaps, sometimes disappearing behind rocks and trees before reappearing again. 

The falls are named after Victor Carlyle Browne who discovered Lake Browne and the associated falls in the 1940s on one of his flights over Fiordland.  

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