Bowen River

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Bowen River
Milford Sound - Bowen Falls 4.jpg
Lady Bowen Falls
Mouth Milford Sound
Basin countries New Zealand
Mouth elevation 0 m
Bowen River is located in New Zealand
Bowen River
Bowen River

The Bowen River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand.[1] The river runs south for 8 km, before flowing from a hanging valley to become the 162 m Lady Bowen Falls, and draining into the head of Milford Sound. The falls are named for Diamantina Bowen, wife of George Bowen, the fifth Governor of New Zealand.

The falls provide electricity for the Milford Sound settlement by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, and are also the water source for the settlement.

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  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Bowen River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

Coordinates: 44°39′54″S 167°55′29″E / 44.664918°S 167.924810°E / -44.664918; 167.924810