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Southern Discoveries - Go Milford

#4 of 28 Tours in Te Anau
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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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$45*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
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$65*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$72*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

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The Encounter Nature cruise and Discovery Centre was a great package for the family (including 2 teenage boys). We got up close and under the waterfalls, saw the fur seals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Leanne P
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Encounter Nature cruise and Discovery Centre was a great package for the family (including 2 teenage boys). We got up close and under the waterfalls, saw the fur seals sunbathing on the rocks and went under the hanging cliff face. The Discovery Centre was a great add-on, very informative and amazing to see the creatures in their natural habitat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Firstly a big thank you to Reece the coach driver for Southern Discoveries. His commentry to the sounds was first class. Pointing out all the best spots to view the lakes. For allowing us the time to walk a couple of the scenic trtacks that only take 10 -15 minutes to walk. These scenic spots were spectacular. He explained all... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Firstly thank you to Liz at front desk who was very friendly and helpful. Secondly, Bruce (our driver and guide for the spectacular drive into Milford) was absolutely superb. Perfect amount of commentary and really interesting pieces of information. Thanks guys.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I was skeptical about taking a tour to Milford sound but they were the best!. Everything went smoothly from the bus pick-up to the drive to the boat ride--very professional. I left a lens cap on the boat and was leaving the next day. They found it and mailed it back to the states! They go above and beyond-- excellent... More 

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Dunvegan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

What an amazing experience! Took the first cruise of the morning (much quieter!) and had an awesome trip around the Fiord - sadly the wildlife remained at bay that morning but the scenery and sheer awesomeness of it all was more than worth it. The Go Orange team and crew were fantastic, a major plus for the bacon buttie and... More 

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Bucks, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Took the $99 package on the 10.30 boat. Boat, lunch and observatory.Good value and only 40 people on our small boat. V sunny day, which apparently is unusual. They had 600mm rain over 4 days in the preceding week. After Observatory stop (excellent), came back on a much bigger boat swarming with people - not good. Try and go by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

My husband wasn't going to come. He hated the idea of a day tour by bus, of being ferried around on a tour boat, of being subjected to a narrative and scheduled stops. So, it's testament to how great our Go Milford experience was that he described it as "one of the best days of my life". We were collected... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 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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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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