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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 were very fortunate on the day of our tour that we had a completely cloudless sky. We were on a small boat so we were able to get our hair wet under the fairy falls and one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Wesley C
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Allen, Texas
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Gold Coast, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the tour. From check in to the end of the tour there were no problems. A very smooth sailing experience!

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Allen, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were very fortunate on the day of our tour that we had a completely cloudless sky. We were on a small boat so we were able to get our hair wet under the fairy falls and one of the bigger ones as well. Views of the sound were absolutely breath taking and although it was cold, it was one... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
2 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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201 reviews 201 reviews
99 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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206 reviews 206 reviews
112 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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