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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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About Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise
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US$388.56 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

when you see all the cruises option available at Milford Sounds, you can feel a bit lost as we were. The breakfast formula and the very interesting price (for basically the same itinerary as the other suppliers) of Southern Discoveries seduced us. And it really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louisebcht
Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Louise! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Our team is happy to hear you highly rated the value of your experience with us! It is always great to hear our customers have left with some special memories of their adventure in Milford Sound.We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is to review the coach-cruise-fly combo they offer which is the coach bus tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound, 2.5 hour boat tour on the Sound itself, and flight back to Queenstown. This was a wonderful experience. The bus picked us up on time,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora! Our team at Southern Discoveries would like to thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. It is great to hear you had a fantastic day cruising through Milford Sound with us and have many fond memories to take away with you. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day on the sound. Boat Great and not too full. Would have been good to have hot choc for kids as a cold day but it was incredible in the rain! So many boats to choose from but we were pleased with ours as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora! That you for your wonderful 5-star review. 'Incredible' is definitely what comes to mind when viewing your photographs of those extraordinary waterfalls! Unlike most destinations, heavy rainfall tends to make Milford Sound even more spectacular. Our team at Southern Discoveries appreciates your recommendation...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

It looked a 4 hour drive from Queenstown, 2 hour boat trip and 4 hour trip back. So we went with this firm, got a coach there (5 hours), 2 hour trip and a plane (Cessna) back to Queenstown. More expensive but the trip across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlanH294
Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Alan! Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you highly rated your journey with us from Queenstown to Milford Sound! We couldn't agree with you more- Milford is truly amazing and well worth the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove all the way from Queenstown to Milford sound. We were lucky with the weather and got an amazing time cruising on Milford sound seeing waterfalls, scenic views, beautiful mountains and wild seals. It was fun, and we enjoyed it. However, there is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Kristine! Thank you for taking the time to give us your fantastic feedback. We are happy to hear the waterfalls, mountainous landscape and wild seals were just a few of many highlights on your adventure with us to the spectacular Milford Sound. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was given the opportunity of discovering the Milford Sounds on one of their cruise boats, all I can say is wow what an experience Boat staff so friendly commentry was great and getting up so close to the waterfalls amazing but wet but still a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Southern D, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Margaret! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your wonderful review. Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you had a great excursion with us cruising through the spectacular Milford Sound. It's beautiful scenery never ceases to 'wow' us either!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a coach from Te Anua to Milford Sond yesterday. Everything worked so well, just like clockwork. We were both collected from and delivered back to our hotel. The driver was pleasant, informative and very prepared to stop several times on both trips not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Andrew! Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. Our team is happy to hear we provided a well organised and memorable day exploring the stunning Milford Sound. What a treat, getting a visit from Milford's cheeky dolphins! It is great to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked over all the brochures, and eventually chose this company, with the nature cruise, observatory and picnic lunch. Well, what a great day!! We booked when the forecast looked pretty good, but got an absolutely cracker of a day! The cruise was really wonderful,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are happy to hear you had a truly wonderful day exploring the spectacular Milford Sound with us. Milford is no stranger to wet weather, so you are lucky to have experienced...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove from Te Anau for the 1130 cruise and observatory, the weather was rainy but the drive up was still very beautiful, waterfalls, plains, mountains, rivers everything was amazing. The cruise terminal was easy to get to from the information centre ~10 min walk... we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maxwell C
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Maxwell! We would like to thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We agree, rainy days tend to make the waterfalls and landscape in Milford Sound even more spectacular than usual. It is great to hear you have so many highlights from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Southern Discoveries provided the perfect experience. The coach journey from Te Anau was accompanied by a very interesting commentary with the lovely driver adding useful insights. The cruise itself was excellent with not too many people on the boat, very friendly staff and an excellent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Steve! Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you had a 'perfect experience' adventuring with us to the beautiful Milford Sound! Our team is passionate about what they do so its great to hear...More

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Response from Kim_H_and_Family | Reviewed this property |
Our cruise departed in the afternoon; I cannot remember the specific time. However, we departed from Queenstown at 7:15 via coach, which was informative and leisurely. While on the cruise, we saw seals sunning themselves on... More
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Should be fine with baby just dress for weather
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12 March 2018|
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Response from Luv2C2 | Reviewed this property |
We took the nature encounter cruise at 2.45pm.
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