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Southern Discoveries - Go Milford

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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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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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$40*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
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$53*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$67*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

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Great time

We had a great experience. We were picked up from our Accommodation and taken by bus from Te Anau to Milford. The driver stopped many times on the way, showing us excellent spots... read more

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Lambertus K
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had a great experience. We were picked up from our Accommodation and taken by bus from Te Anau to Milford. The driver stopped many times on the way, showing us excellent spots and telling us the history of the area. We were lucky as it had just rained so the water falls were out in force, what a sight.... More 

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Thank Lambertus K
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the nature cruise around Milford Sound with a visit to the discovery centre. Well organised vessel and pleasant crew. Everyone very helpful. Our guide on board, Mike, proved to be both informative and entertaining. Thanks Mike, your humour was an added bonus. To add icing to the cake, we experienced very good weather conditions, which made the trip more... More 

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Thank Ian2011
Te Anau, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and family did the Southern Discoveries trip which included the discovery centre and wow what an amazing day we all had, we were blessed with gorgeous weather and the boat trip was spectacular. We went on the early cruise and had a picnic lunch which was included, which was great and we very delightfully surprised that... More 

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Thank Brent S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

From the day we booked the tour we were accommodated to our needs and even picked up from our accommodation..we seen various stops on the way and eventually on to milford sound a beautiful day and to top it all off we had the best driver ever his name was Reese and her was on his 3044th tour and I've... More 

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Thank Christo965
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We did the Encounter Nature tour and it was lovely. We saw penguin and plenty of seals - we didn't get to see a whale or dolphins sadly (I knew it was a long shot) but the boat is small enough to go right up to the walls of the sound and see seals and waterfalls up close. The trip... More 

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mackay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you are staying in Te Anau and wishing to visit Milford Sound you are strongly advised to utilise this service. Firstly our driver/guide Bruce gave an educational commentary, stopped to visit attractions and highlighted items that we would have certainly missed otherwise. Taking into consideration just the expense of driving your own car, you would have to consider this... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We loved our discover more cruise! We were blessed to have a beautiful sunny day which apparently is rare for Milford sound. We had a lovely picnic lunch as part of the deal. It had plenty of food in it- sandwich, fruit, chocolate, chips, cheese & crackers; it was great!! The cruise was great we saw lots of seals, no... More 

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Thank Fiona C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Reese as our driver out and back from the sound. We were on a smaller coach than many other groups which made for a more personalized drive. The boat and tour were great too, nice bag lunch with plenty of drink options onboard, beer and wine too. Recommended!!!

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Thank Chris H
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We were worried about the cost of this trip but it was worth it! We chose the Encounter Nature Tour at 9.45am. Perfect timing ... Beautiful weather & not too many people. The boat trip was fantastic - great commentary, loved the small boat & lovely guides. Impressed with the free picnic lunch (cheese & ham sandwich, crisps, cheese &... More 

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Thank Jules452014
Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

So glad that I did my homework on arriving in Te Anau the night before. Do pick the smallest boat (lady Byron) to - get up closer to the fiord walls to spot seals and penguins - be anointed by a glacial waterfall - avoid the bus loads of tourists! Small means a double deck boat (up to 150 pax).... More 

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