Sutherland Fall is a waterfall near Milford Sound (Fiordland) in southern New Zealand.
Sutherland Falls is located in Fiordland National Park, 21 km southwest of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi and 8 km east of Te Hāpua/Sutherland Sound, north of the Franklin Mountains.
The falls are fed by the almost circular Lake Quill, which is located directly above the falls. The drop height of the waterfall is 580 m. Sutherland Falls can be seen in the background of the eagle scene near the end of Peter Jackson’s fantasy film The Hobbit.
Access : Coordinates: -44.800223, 167.730211 / Sutherland waterfall located on the South Island, in New Zealand.
- The falls were named after Donald Sutherland, a Scottish-born explorer who settled on the shores of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi in December 1877 and discovered the falls while exploring on November 10, 1880.
- Sutherland is one of the highest waterfalls in New Zealand. It is located on the South Island in the Fiordland National Park. Fiorland Park is included in the UNESCO list. While Sutherland is often cited as New Zealand’s tallest waterfall, Brown Falls cascades down at 843m