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Browne Falls
   Southland, New Zealand

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CONFIRMED
This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
This is the tallest waterfall in New Zealand. The falls cascade down a steep, twisting course, before emptying into Doubtful Sound. It appears that the falls are fairly consistently sloped, but there may be a single drop in the range of 600-700 feet near the top of the falls. The height of this waterfall is more commonly listed as 2031 feet, however, the topographic maps clearly show this to be an underestimate. The falls drop out of Lake Browne which is 836 meters above sea level. The waters drop continuously to Doubtful Sound below.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Browne Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


We've seen the 2031 foot height estimate and frankly are puzzled by it. Photos clearly show the falls dropping all the way to Doubtful Sound and the New Zealand topographical maps clearly show the lake above at the 836 meter mark. Furthermore, aerial photography shows the aeration of the falling water begins pretty much upon exiting the lake. Our height figure seems undeniable, unless other agencies are subtracting a portion from the middle of the falls...

Browne Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls


Name of Waterfall Distance
Unnamed Waterfall 0.51 mi / 0.81 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.51 mi / 0.81 km
Lake Chamberlain Falls 1.71 mi / 2.73 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.6 mi / 4.16 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.73 mi / 4.37 km
Solitary Falls 2.74 mi / 4.39 km
Lady Alice Falls 4.8 mi / 7.68 km

 

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