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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Rotorua
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Lahore, Pakistan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Milford Sound Fjord in the South Island region of New Zealand is a must see for those visiting this country rightly labelled as "Heaven on Earth". We took the Southern Discoveries Tour from Queenstown. It was an approximately 5 hours coach journey toMilford Sound. From there we were transferred to the cruise to go into the fjord. The coach journey... More

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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 really enjoyed your time with us all the way from Queenstown to Milford Sound – and back! The fjord is a really magical place and we are glad you got to experience the adventure with Southern Discoveries. Hopefully we see you again soon! More

San Francisco, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My first experience/interaction with Southern Discoveries was not positive. I arrived at Milford Sound by coach/bus, staying at The Milford Lodge. I was told by the people at Milford Lodge to ask the person at the desk at Southern Discoveries to call the Lodge (so they could come and pick me up). The gal at the desk refused to call,... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Coming to Milford Sound was a plan my friend and I had for quite a while and since we both live in Fox Glacier, we were looking forward on spending some time away and enjoy a different kind of beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, on our trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound our car broke down - 26 km before we... More

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