The big waterfall that you can see from the shore when you get to the sound is named Lady Elizabeth Bowen Falls or Hine Te Awa -- the Maori saw that it resembled the white plumage on the New Zealand wood pigeon (kereru). It is the highest waterfall in Milford Sound (162 m or 531 ft) and provides the area with power and water.
|Hine Te Awa waterfall|
|view from Milford Sound Lodge|
|the shores of Milford Sound|
|preparing to go under Stirling Falls|
|successfully made it through Stirling Falls!|