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Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound
Te Puaitaha
Breaksea Island Fiordland New Zealand Aotearoa.jpg
Breaksea Island at the entry to Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound.
Location Tasman Sea
Basin countries New Zealand
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)

Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound is a small fiord on the southwestern coast of South Island, New Zealand in the Tasman Sea. Breaksea Island in Fiordland National Park lies at its entrance. In the 1850s, early settlers Henry Hirst and John Charles Watts-Russell explored the area for flat land suitable for sheep farming, but they were unsuccessful.

In October 2019, the name of the fiord was officially altered to Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound.

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