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Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory
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US$74.78*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Really cool place. Amazing how (and why) it was built, with plenty of displays showing the process. There was plenty of room for everyone to view, and good information and knowledge from the guide. A privilege to view such unique underwater life.

Visited July 2013
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we are glad to hear that you found it very informative. Kind regards, Southern Discoveries.
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is worth seeing as the marine life you see is unique for this area. I must admit I have been to better underwater observatories but as I said , this is unique.

Visited October 2013
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for choosing Southern Discoveries and we are glad to hear you found it an unique experience.
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20 reviews
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“Morning Nature Cruise - excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The morning nature cruise on a smaller boat was excellent for avoiding the crowds (we booked as part of a great value Milford Lodge package), great commentary, friendly staff and good food. We saw a whole pod of Dolphins right next to the boat, drank water from a glacial waterfall and saw seals up close. Picnic lunch, free hot drinks and soup lovely and warming!

Visited August 2013
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our nature cruise. and had an overall great experience with Southern Discoveries. Thank you for choosing us.
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Vincentia, Australia
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“'Unbelievable"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Brilliant...The commentary and viewing of the fish and rare black coral make this a must do destination if cruising on the stunning Milford Sound.

Visited October 2013
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Hi and thank you for your fantastic review of the Southern Discoveries Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory! It is a fascinating place to visit and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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“Great cruise amid beautiful surrounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had a cruise on the Lady Bowen which is a smaller boat. This allowed the skilful skipper to pilot us right next to the magnificent Mitre Peak and under a couple of waterfalls (very cool - and wet!). The staff on the boat were relaxed and friendly, although I found their depth of knowledge rather disappointing.

The scenery is simply stunning. It's just as well someone else was driving the boat, 'cos I would have been too busy gawking and run into something mountainous...

The underwater observatory was well worth it and the guide more than made up for the ones on the boat with her confident, knowledgeable delivery and friendly, patient and attentive manner. She even managed to answer a wee 8-year-old girl's questions about "vampire blue whales" with both style and flair! I'll definitely be on the lookout for them on my next trip to Milford...

Visited September 2013
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