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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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Brisbane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We drove to Milford Sound without much planning. At a petrol station in Te Anaur we were told that the road to Milford is sometimes shut due to the chance of avalanche, and that to save time at the port we should book the cruise through him. If the road is closed, the money would be refunded, he said. We... More

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The cruise leaves Queenstown to Te Anau & Milford Road. Fantastic driver/tour guide, multiple stop overs at Mirror Lakes, Chasm, frozen river and more. Beautiful landscapes of cliffs & avalanche roads progressing to Milford Sound wharf. Amazing waterfalls & cliffs plus a sumptuous buffet meal on board. Japanese translators available on board. With a rare sighting of fur seals on... More

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

We are so happy to hear your experience with us was so memorable! Thank you for the great review. The stopovers along the way to Milford Sound are definitely one of the many highlights to the day trip. What a bonus spotting the fur seals too! More

Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is perhaps one of the most easy 5 star ratings that anyone could give. The view is absolutely spectacular. Went on a rather sunny late winter afternoon. Decided to self drive as I get car sick if I were to take a bus. The views to Milford sound were without a doubt amazing. A perfect picture of snow mountains.... More

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy to hear you had such an incredible experience with us. It is definitely the type of place that pictures just don’t do any justice, you have to see it to really understand it’s true beauty. We hope to see you again in the future, happy travels. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were really lucky with the amazing weather we had on our Milford Sound trip. The boat trip was very scenic and informative. The kayaking in winter was actually warmer than the boat, but both were so worth it! We had fantastic views of the mountains and scenery. We were the only couple going kayaking, and the guide was brilliant.... More

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at Milford Sound. We agree that the kayaking is a real treat, even in winter! It sounds like the weather put on a show for you which is great! If you have any photos you would like to share, we... More

Rotorua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed Milford lodge which is around the corner from the wharf. Got an accomodation package which included the cruise. The cruise was the highlight of my trip, I stayed in queenstown aswell but Milford sound was beautiful. Waita was our guide, he was great. The views are amazing, you can opt to throw on one of their rain jackets and... More

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

Thank you for your amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us at Milford Sound. The accommodation packages are a perfect little getaway and offer a decent amount of time to explore the area. It sounds like you were lucky with the sightings of all those animals! We will be sure... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Totally out of this world. Cruise was awesome! Staff were great, captain was knowledgable and witty. Food was hot and tasty.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us in Milford Sound and hope to see you again in the future. More

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I took the trip with my best friend. i took 4 hour bus trip from queenstown to milford sound and took the cruises. It was stunningly beautiful. The view in the bus was amazing and so the cruises as well. It was kind of tiring trip as you need to start early in the morning to take the bus and... More

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

Thank you for your great feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us in Milford Sound. We completely agree that it is a not an experience to be missed! More

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

From the beautiful bus ride from Queenstown through the mountains to Milford Sounds, and the boat ride through the sounds out to the Tasman Sea, this trip was amazing! The coach driver was very informative and entertaining! The boat was very impressive and the buffet lunch was divine. There was a great variety of delicious food and yummy ice cream... More

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

Wow, it sounds like you had the ultimate experience here with us in Milford Sound! We completely agree that the ride to and from is half the fun of the trip. The sights are absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again in the future! More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We experienced the most wonderful trip to Milford Sound by bus. My partner and I usually avoid coaches/buses but were recommended by a friend. It was just fabulous. In fact it was probably more about the journey there - Mirror Lakes being the highlight. Everywhere was covered in snow and there were many stops for photo shoots. The bus driver... More

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

Thank you, we are so glad to hear you had such an amazing experience with us in Milford Sound! The bus trip is a little highlight in itself, with the incredible little stop offs along the way – Mirror Lakes included. What a great bonus to have some friendly dolphins come along for the ride! We hope you got some... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked a morning cruise with Southern Discoverys, the drive from Te Anau was absolutley beautiful and added to the whole experience. The cruise itsef was very good, extremley helpfull and friendly staff, nice hot and free coffee!! Excellent commentry although at times it was hard to hear over the wind from the outside of the boat. We went just... More

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are glad you got some great weather for your trip to Milford with us – hopefully you got some good pictures from the day. You were very lucky to see not one, but two pods of dolphins! It sounds like an amazing experience and we hope to see you again in the future. More

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