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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.
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Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were mainly positives for our day trip to Milford Sound. The scenery is absolutely amazing and our boat tour was fantastic. The captain is obviously very skilled because we managed to get close to the waterfalls and seals on a very wet and rough...More

Thank tomandsallyCB
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic tour!! Russell was a great driver and guide and the tour was very well thought out - nap time on the bus until Te Anau (much appreciated after an early wake up!!), tour commentary and stops from Te Anau to Milford Sound, another nap...More

Thank Jasmin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately our initial booking was cancelled due to the Milford road being closed, the staff were very helpful and let us postpone our journey till the following day. We took the bus from Te Anau as a family of 5 and the bus driver was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Southern Discoveries because they had a cruise which featured a buffet breakfast instead of just light refreshments. We ate shortly after we got on the boat which is probably the best strategy to make sure all dishes are available. The brunch was fine...More

Thank MgDginOZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really incredible sight seeing opportunities on this tour, would recommend buffet lunch as picnic lunch is quite basic. The tour guide knew exactly what she was talking about and kept up the energy the entire day which set up he whole experience for good vibes....More

Thank Corrine V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was light rain, but still the view and scenery were amazing.. some stops in best place to take photos. Have to check the weather forecast before book a tour, because sometimes road to milford sound closed due to weather condition, fortunately it was not...More

Thank Andreas V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent! I couldn’t recommend this trip enough. Breathtaking scenery, very comfortable safe coach ride with great commentary from our driver Ian. Plenty of stops for photos & breaks for toilet. The cruise was incredible with amazing buffet lunch on board & the weather even played...More

Thank joheikell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern Discoveries were fantastic. What I thought would be a long, tiring day to Milford Sound ended up being very pleasant due to the professional coach driver, modern vehicle and frequent stops for toilets and places of interest, like Mirror Lakes through Fiordland National Park....More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked on the fly/cruise/fly and weather kept changing. So we ended up driving to Milford. It was a good drive as we got there in 3.5 hours safely. The guide was great and we were lucky enough to see a school of dolphins...More

Thank sparktoflame
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our bus driver Gabe was so knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Excellent tour guide! Next time we will try during summer time.Can't wait.

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Deepthi V
10 April 2018|
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Response from Luv2C2 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be fine as there is a large area under cover with seating so you can easily seek shelter if the weather isn’t very good or the sea is rough. I suggest you call or message the company for more information.
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Mahima A
12 March 2018|
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Response from SweersLyn | Reviewed this property |
Smaller boat - not "small" but a monohull, not the big cruising catamaran... the boat was very manouuverable and able to come up near dolphins and seals and right under waterfalls. There was a bigger overnight boat we had... More
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nemat2017
22 December 2017|
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Response from Gemsays | Reviewed this property |
My review was done as a tourist. Our group drove. I am not in the business so I have no idea about fees for flights.
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