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“Awesome experience”

Southern Discoveries - Go Milford
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$60.16*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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$46.62*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$34.59*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
Ranked #3 of 33 Tours in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2014

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 ride in the sound was great the views are amazing and the discovery centre is really interesting. All in all we had a fantastic day and would not hesitate recommending GoMilford for this experience, thanks Reece for a great day, Dave, Helen, Phil and Penny from Perth :-)

Thank HelgyPerth
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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

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 your pictures if you feel like sharing them. Hopefully you will join us again in the future!

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Reviewed May 13, 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 he kept us amused and entertained throughout the day with knowledge of the area and interest points as well as a light hearted banter and great music choice on the return journey. It rained the whole day but this did not dampen ( excuse the pun) our enthusiasm as the rain provided an abundance of waterfalls that we would not have seen on a sunny day. I would highly recommend this trip and Go Milford Day Tours to anyone who asks and I will be spruiking their accolades in my summation of the holiday in Southland and I for one will return again to experience a different season in this beautiful breathtaking place.

Thank Lorraine B
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

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 kind comments.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

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 entertained,i hope they get a big pay rise.then we arrived at milford and had a great cruise and meal on the launch plus a good look at the under water viewing platform,which was unreal. thanks john

Thank Mahianz
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

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.

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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 off season especially, no crowds and as i said the rain makes the whole journey more spectacular. It is certainly better to take the coach trip into Milford (rather than driving yourself) as you get some much more information and a better opportunity to view this amazing part of the world.

Thank Robert M
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

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.

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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 we had the visitor centre almost to ourselves, the car park was almost empty and there were only a small number on the boat. When we were leaving the car park was brimming and the centre noisy. The centre itself misses an opportunity to sell coffee, cakes etc., or any relevant merchandise - a shame since there is a captive audience who are hanging around waiting: if you don't have change you cant use the available machine. Our boat was small with friendly staff and an excellent guide. Free teas and coffees warmed us up, though generally the day was bright and dry, until we stood under the waterfall!! An excellent day and I would just recommend taking a smaller boat and an earlier trip and to drive since you can stop where you wish to take photos - and there are some marvellous vistas. Leaving Milford Sound before the coaches meant that we avoided long waits at the tunnel - an experience in itself. Something to do again should I ever return to the area.

Thank Skippy50
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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Southern Discoveries - Go Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

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.

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