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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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

Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We did this cruise while visiting the area and it was worth every dollar. Soooo beautiful and bitterly cold so rug up.

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

Wow, what a great pic! We agree that the whole Milford Sound experience is definitely worth rugging up for! Thank you for the fantastic review and we hope to see you again in the future. More

Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wow, what an awesome day of adventure. The cruise is amazing, skipper very informative and chirpy. So many awesome photo opportunities, including seals and sea lions. Kayaking was the best experience, I've never done it before and it was very easy - all gear supplied and no one fell out. 1 improvement, the international buffet was YUCK, go at a... More

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

Thank you for your review and kind feedback about our skipper. We hope you enjoyed the kayak in Milford Sound, it’s such an incredible experience! Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the buffet, we will be sure to pass on your comments to our food and beverage team. Happy travels! More

Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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, despite the uncontrollable weather conditions! Thank you for the fantastic review and we hope to see you again in the future! More

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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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

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