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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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$61*
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91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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 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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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked the first morning cruise with Southern Discoveries. For us this meant hardly any traffic on our drive from Te Anau. It was a great cruise, friendly staff and a nice breakfast provided. We left 5 minutes after the other boats which meant we weren't traveling with them. Much better photo opportunities!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Friendly and efficient crew, more than happy to share their knowledge (THANK YOU, MIKE! Wish I'd had more time to chat birds with you!). The breakfast was hot, tasty and very generous. Tea and coffee and juice available through the whole cruise which is great for warming up your hands and tummy on those cold mornings. Take your jackets no... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We booked this trip for our honeymoon. We liked: the convenience of being picked up near our hotel, the drive was nice and scenic, the driver was friendly, and it was overall well organized. In addition, once we arrived to M.S. and got on the boat, lunch was surprisingly delicious - not what we expected for a sack lunch. It's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I won't waste time in this review telling you why to visit Milford Sound, just look at the pictures! Instead let me share some tips we learned from our experience. Firstly, book the kayaking add-on! It's absolutely incredible to spend an hour slowly paddling around a picturesque cove, this was the highlight for us over the cruise. Secondly, Milford Deep... More

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Miedzyrzecz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked this company at the last minute after our tour guide cancelled with too few people. We are glad we still went as the weather was incredible, with clear blue skies and amazing views. We decided to take one of the afternoon boats around 12:45, and this was probably a mistake as the boat was too crowded, we noticed... More

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Milford Sound and Mitre Peak are excellent. A pity we did not have time to do the longer hiking. The crews were good, picnic lunch was ok. We saw penguins and seals and plenty of waterfalls. The perfect weather helped to make a good day to an excellent day. The stop at The Discovery Centre was also excellent. The guide... More

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Milford Sound and hope to see you again in the future! More

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

Wow, thanks for the amazing review. It sounds like you got to experience the real beauty of what Milford Sound has to offer on your kayaking trip! Rain, hail or shine this place is breathtaking. We are so happy to hear that your trip was so memorable! More

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us in Milford Sound and hope to see you again in the future! More

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
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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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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and will take all feedback on board. Hope to see you again in the future! More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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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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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review – we are so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time with us! More

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