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Address: 80 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 (0) 3 441 1137
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Description: Southern Discoveries very own personal small group tour. Travel in luxury...
Southern Discoveries very own personal small group tour. Travel in luxury with our local drivers providing fantastic commentary in the heart of Fiordland. Enjoy the comfort of our modern coaches with leather seats, temperature controlled comfort and panoramic views (some coaches have a glass roof for optimal viewing). In Milford Sound you will join our 3 hour Discover More Cruise.
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We drove to Milford on our own and took the 1300 Nature Cruse. The boat used is the smallest inn the fleet and go some places the larger boats can't. We also did the optional stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We drove to Milford on our own and took the 1300 Nature Cruse. The boat used is the smallest inn the fleet and go some places the larger boats can't. We also did the optional stop at the Underwater Observatory. We had been told the cruise was fully booked but if so it didn't seem like it at all. We... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took the tour from our motel in Te Anau instead of driving a hire car. Driver was relaxed, informative and stopped at everything worth seeing. The scenery is outstanding which i would have missed if i had been driving. The Milford Sound Cruise was equally outstanding. I am normally sceptical about tours like this but this one is value... More 

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Stacy-leeT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Myself and boyfriend don't discover more cruise with, kayaking! It was fabulous lunch was yummy, cruise was beautiful do not be put off by the rain its produces millions of waterfalls, if anything go when it's raining. Kayaking we had a great guide and got really far, explore a river produce purely by the glacier. The cruise was informative and... More 

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked our trip to Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries. From the time we were pick up by the coach driver, to our returning trip we had great time. He was just providing all of us with historical and information along the way that we weren't aware. The cruise ship was clean and on board staff were... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
94 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

For three days previous to our visit to Te Anau there had been snow, rain, low skies and general greyness. We were already booked on the Discovery Tour so crossed our fingers and went down to reception. Denis drove the coach up, 12 of us got on and had an outstanding trip. Blue skies, hot sun and unbelievable scenery. A... More 

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Shropshire
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205 reviews 205 reviews
112 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Setting off from Te Anau at 7a.m. In the drizzle with low cloud we were glad we had not booked a cruise as we felt this would be a wet and miserable experience and a waste of money. However, when crossing The Divide the clouds lifted and we felt optimistic. We chose the 2.25 hr Nature Encounter from Southern Discoveries... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Fantastic friendly driver from Te Anau, the mini bus ride from Te Anau goes through some of the most stunning scenery and stops frequently for photo opportunities. Clean and tidy ferry with friendly and helpful crew, decent lunch and further knowledgeable commentary throughout the cruise. Cruise itself is a must see, Milford Sound is truly beautiful. We saw wild dolphins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really worth the money we paid the only reason I didnt give it a five for value is a would've prefered a hot lunch but was still good! best most relaxin experience you get picked up n dropped off at your door. my husband who was driving a camper had a much deserved break. the cruise was awesome we saw... More 

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Perth, Australia
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47 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Milford Sound is simply spectacular, period! We self-drove to Milford, had a quick lunch then boarded the biggest Southern Discoveries vessel for a 1hr 45 mins cruise. The vessel was very comfortable and the skipper provided excellent commentary along the way. The cruise took us all the way to the end of the Sound just shy of the ocean, then... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fantastic friendly driver from Te Anau (Reece) with an obvious abundance of knowledge about and passion for the area. The coach ride from Te Anau goes through some of the most amazing scenery in the world and stops frequently for memorable photo opportunities. Clean and tidy ferry with friendly and helpful crew, decent lunch and further knowledgeable and passionate commentary... More 

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