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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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This cruise was a great way to see a lot of Milford Sound in a short time. We were on the double hulled Catamaran which was awesome because it was able to take us right into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This cruise was a great way to see a lot of Milford Sound in a short time. We were on the double hulled Catamaran which was awesome because it was able to take us right into the waterfalls! Southern Discoveries boats from what I saw were the only company to do this - I watched several other boats go past... More 

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Otautau, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit, the Stirling Waterfall was my highlight, was a magical experience. The scenery is amazing, highly enjoyable, great service, and recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are many choices for the Milford Sound Cruise but we were very glad we chose the Southern Discoveries 2 hr. 15 min. nature cruise that left at mid-day. There were only about 40 on the boat so it was not crowded and there was plenty of open and covered deck to take in all the sights. The captain was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed overnight in Milford Sound, so went on the last tour of the day at 3.45pm. If you're driving yourself there from Queenstown, I'd definitely recommend this trip. We were the only boat out on the water and the boat itself was half empty. The guide was informative (although I'm not quite sure how different the "encounter nature" tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Out for 2+ hours and the guide was very knowledgeable and the captain quite skilled. The captain brought the boat up to within few meters of sunbathing seals and also parked us under a water fall to fill glasses of water. Smaller boat was enjoyable. Would do this again.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We'd booked this tour via the website and had decided to drive to Milford Sound from our hotel in Queenstown to meet the cruise. Unfortunately the car had other ideas! We broke down and had to return to our hotel. I e-mailed the company to let them know we wouldn't be there and they were really sympathetic and issued a... More 

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

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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 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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