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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 3 441 1137
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Description: Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...
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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Stunning fjord

It's just so beautiful. We had an afternoon Encounter cruise and loved admiring the mountains rising above the fjord. The commentary was informative, amusing and intent on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Hobart, Tasmania
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Hobart, Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's just so beautiful. We had an afternoon Encounter cruise and loved admiring the mountains rising above the fjord. The commentary was informative, amusing and intent on trashing the Wallabies...nothing wrong with a bit of banter (although it was probably lost on all the european visitors). We didn't get to see a lot of wildlife unfortunately....those 3 seals on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I would recommend Milford to anyone visiting New Zealand. Can't say I was looking forward to the 5-6 hour coach journey from Queenstown, however there were some truly breath-taking moments on the drive. Have your cameras ready as you exit the Homer Tunnel and you won't be disappointed. Southern Discoveries staff were so helpful and the bus journey was filled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The brochures show the sound on a beautiful sunny day, however we visited on a wet day, and although we couldn't see the peaks, the hundreds of non-permanent waterfalls flowing down the cliff faces was breath taking. Apparently it rains more often than not with something like 7m annual rainfall! Bring your wet gear so you can go on deck... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We initially booked for a 1PM Encounter Nature Cruise & Kayak as we thought we wouldn't make it in time for any earlier thinking we would drive from Queenstown to Milford in the morning. We stays just North of Te Anu so we were closer than first imagined. When we arrived at the Terminal Gary was more than happy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Milford Sound is one of the NZ must see, everyone will tell you that. We chose the first cruise in the morning and were not disappointed. You have an amazing breakfast! The scenery is really amazing, guides explain the different spots and it is really interesting. Plus, the weather was nice this day so perfect for us! The only reproach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were blessed with clear blue skies and very little breeze so enjoyed magnificent scenery and were able to go right out to the Tasman. Definitely better to pick a smaller boat such as this one as they can go very close to the sheer rock faces (directly under the waterfall in fact) giving you an up close encounter with... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tour was nice. Gourmet lunch box was excellent. We had the 3 hour nature cruise and it was very well delivered. The observatory was bit disappointing but maybe the sea creatures were not in the mood for tourists. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful cruise of the amazing Sound, incredible views complimented by knowledgable commentary on a modern clean boat. Tea and coffee are available and a limited range of snacks and drinks. A must do trip when you are in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went with Southern discoveries on 9th April Milford Sound 'Discover more' cruise at 11.45am for $99 p.p. The experience was awesome. Mike, our nature guide of Maori origin was an excellent story teller who gave us an insight into the history, geography, geology, culture and underwater environment of Milford Sound. Mike has a great sense of humour and answered questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This trip was breathtakingly beautiful and the staff was so friendly and sweet! They shared their knowledge of the fjords with excitement and humor. Thanks for a perfect day!

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