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Southern Discoveries - Go Milford

80 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
0064 (0) 3 441 1137
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Ranked #7 of 23 activities in Te Anau
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Owner description: Southern Discoveries very own personal small group tour. Travel in luxury with our local drivers providing fantastic commentary in the heart of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Where do you start, well let's start with our driver/guide Reece, he is a wealth of knowledge and a really nice guy, he stopped at some amazing spots for photos and as we had the bus to ourselves it made it all that more personal, we were lucky we had a beautiful day so everything looked its best, the boat... More

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a fantastic day with us in Milford Sound. It is a magic place and by the sound of it, you went on the perfect day! We'll make sure to pass on the kind feedback to Reece as well. We’d love to see some of... More

Nelson Bay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

On arriving in Te Anau we checked into our Motel and asked for information on Milford Sound cruise and we were directed to Go Milford Day Tour. The motel owner ( David of Riverfront Lodge)) explained the trip in great detail and proceeded to book it on our behalf. We were picked up promptly by Bruce at 8.15 am and... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely response. It is absolutely spectacular when it rains in Milford Sound because unlike a lot of places the scenery is still magificent. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the commetary of our driver Bruce and his great taste in music! We will pass on your... More

Mahia Beach, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

we went into the information centre at te anau,and meet the most helpful lady called Liz who a real gem as for knowing all the things to recommend to do,which was a bus trip to milford with Bruce who you could not get a more happier,competent bus driver who had all the local knowledge and kiwi jokes to keep us... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Hi John, thanks for the great review, we always love to hear that our customers has such a great time travelling with us. We will pass on your great comments about Bruce and are very happy to hear he kept you entertained on your way to Milford Sound along with the beautiful scenery. Thank you for choosing Southern Discoveries. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a fabulous time. Our coach driver,Bruce, was helpful and informative. We were lucky it was a rainy day as the number of waterfalls goes up by hundreds.The boat trip was splendid,and the lunch was very good. We also went to the the discovery centre, again most worth while. I'd certainly recommend this to any one, going in the... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you will recommend Southern Discoveries and thank you for the great review. It's great to hear when our customers enjoy their time with us, thank you. More

West Sussex
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150 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We chose to drive ourselves from Te Anau so that we could stop along the way at certain view points, though there is a coach that takes you to and from the Sound. We took the 10.30 boat to avoid the huge influx of coaches later in the day and I am so pleased that we did; when we arrived... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's great to hear when our customers enjoy their time with us and that you would travel with us again. Milford Sound really is a beatiful place and we are happy that we helped you experience this. More

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This tour from Te Anau to Milford Sound included the coach transportation, the Milford Sound Cruise, the Milford Sound Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory, and return trip. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel in Te Anau (Radford's Lakeview). Our coach driver/guide was Reese and he did a fantastic job of narrating the trip, pointing our interesting... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Reese is a great guide are we are happy to hear you enjoyed the bus tour and the knowledge he has to offer. Milford Sound really is a beautiful place and we are so glad you had such a great experience with Southern Discoveries. More

Brisbane, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Boat was very good an the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgable. Great to be able to access close to wildlife as the boat was smaller. Tea and coffee provided. trip felt informative without being rushed. My parents would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. (for the record we didn't do this has we'd already been on Milford Sound several... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you will recommend Southern Discoveries and thank you for the great review. It's great to hear when our customers enjoy their time with us and find our cruise a personal and informative experience. Thank you. More

Napier
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This tour was recommended by a local and they were absolutely right. Because the bus is fairly small it was much more comfortable and intimate. But the the real plus was Bruce the driver and guide whose knowledge of the area was amazing and had a fantastic old fashioned Kiwi sense of humour, with jokes and quizzes all the way.... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and highly positive review of Bruce- I will be sure to pass it on! The small group and more personal experience is definitely the perks of our Go Milford trip so great to hear you enjoyed it! More

Caterham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The day we went on the trip it was absolutely pouring with rain, it is quite a walk from the car park to the dock so bear that in mind if it is raining. On the other hand though if it is or has been raining you will see hundreds of waterfalls. The trip was great fun, there is a... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear the rain didn't dampen your day and our staff and lunches exceeded expectations. Visit us again soon! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We were recommended Southern Discoveries by our accomodation as they invest a lot in preserving the national park. We had no problem booking and the lady at the booking store in Te Anau was lovely and knowledgable about the whole area. When we turned up at Milford Sound to check in for our cruise they had a box of chocolates... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's great to hear when our customers enjoy their time with us and glad we could provide a little treat for you on your honeymoon! I hope you will visit us again. More

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