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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
0064 3 441 1137
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Owner description: Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took an early cruise around the majestic Milford Sound. We visited in March and it happened to be raining. However, the cold air and rain only added to the experience. We weren’t sure if we were going to have the chance to actually kayak too, but our guide didn’t even hesitate and took us out anyway. Sad to say... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were decided to go with Southern Discoveries as we preferred a smaller group. - Humourous and knowledgable crew. - Small group - Beautiful drive and scenery - Buffet Lunch included in the price. Gd value for money. It was a memorable tour. Don't be deterred if it's raining. You'll be able to see more of the waterfalls.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We self drove to Milford Sound from Te Anau taking roughly 1hr to 1.5 hrs to get there. The drive to Milford Sound is spectacular and if you have the opportunity there are plenty of places to stop and get some photos. I would say that the drive to Milford Sound is just as spectacular if not more so then... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved the opportunity to go kayaking on the fiord. Just a wonderful way to appreciate the majesty of the mountains. We took our 8 and 10 year old boys and they loved it.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a terrific day in Milford Sound on the Southern Discoveries cruise. A long scenic drive from Queenstown, would have liked more time to stop along the way. The cruise was amazing with great views and the marine discovery center is great if you want to spend some extra time there once everyone has gone. Very funny and knowledgeable... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We bought the cruise as a package and included the Discovery Centre as well. Both were FABULOUS! The scenery on the cruise is simply stunning and the staff and guide wonderful. This is an absolute must see in New Zealand and you'd be crazy not to do it. Very very highly recommended!!!

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience with us. The package is really the best way to see the most of what Milford Sound has to offer! Feel free to share some images on social media with us. Happy travels! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a great day trip. We had a blue sky day,a bit chilly. We saw waterfalls, penguins, seals and took great scenic shots.

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! That is so great you got to see so much wildlife – you must have got some awesome images from the blue sky day! Happy travels! More

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Milford Sound is gorgeous - whether it rains or not. With over 22 feet / 6.8 m of annual rainfall, you should be prepared for it. When it rains, you have hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the sheer rock faces, quite a sight to behold, but you're wet and the clouds make it challenging to get good pictures. When it's... More

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We completely agree, Milford Sound is absolutely stunning in both rain and sunny conditions. You are right about the kayaking too, or even staying overnight at the Milford Sound Lodge – makes for an ultimate Milford Sound experience! Thanks again for your review and happy travels. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fantastic cruise!! The scenery was stunning, and well worth the long drive. The boat was spacious and the fact that the roof top deck had 360 degree views made a huge difference. Extremely clean and the staff very friendly. Full marks from me.

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! We always love hearing from happy guests. Also completely agree that the 360 degree views are such a great bonus – really shows the enormity and beauty of the fiord! Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future. More

la paz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was really nice cruise. It was sunny day and not so many waterfalls. I suppose that this trip would better in rainy day.

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you got to see Milford in some great weather, it is beautiful when the sun is shining - but just as stunning when it’s raining too. It just means you will have to come back one day! Happy travels. More

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