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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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Nature encounter cruise lives up to its name.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Shropshire
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Shropshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
99 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a fantastic time. Bruce was our driver and he made the drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound very interesting and fun! The cruise itself was wonderful- the food was great and we saw lots of wildlife, as well as the amazing scenery. This tour was the best value for money compared to the other trips, and was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Fantastic driver with very interesting stories about the landscapes and the route. Incredible waterfalls, great explanations about marine life in the Underwater Observatory. Only food in the ferry was bad. The rest, simply great.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The boat was not too big and had individual visitors rather than groups. The staf were friendly and helpful. We were extremely lucky with the weather and with the fact that pods of dolphins followed the bow for about 20-30 minutes, We also saw seals basking and people on another boat spotted a whale. The cafe near the dock was... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

we booked the 10:15 Encounter Nature Cruise. We left Te Anau at 7:00 am since there is a 2.5 hr drive to the Sound and it had snowed through the night and the road was closed- to be opened at 9:30. As it turned out the road was clear and open when we got to the tunnel and had a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Small 18 seater bus. We were picked up ontime and the driver was friendly, informative and entertaining. The trip down to Milford Sound had many stops and points of interest whilst the cruise on the Sound lived up to expectations. The visit to the discovery centre was an add bonus. We chose to base ourselves at Te Anua and do... More 

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