Awarua Point

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Awarua Point is located on the southwestern coast of New Zealand's South Island, at the northern end of Big Bay, 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milford Sound, and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the mouth of the Hollyford River.[1]

Traditionally, Awarua Point is regarded as the end of Fiordland and the start of the West Coast region, although the boundary of Fiordland National Park is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) farther south at the northern end of Martins Bay.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "two streams" for Awarua.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Awarua Point". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.

Coordinates: 44°15′39″S 168°03′13″E / 44.2607°S 168.0536°E / -44.2607; 168.0536