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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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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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LittleRiverCamp wrote a review 7 Jun
Little River, Banks Peninsula23 contributions3 helpful votes
Southern Discoveries are the only cruise operators to offer the underwater observatory at the end of the cruise. We were fortunate to be there in May, so there were very few other tourists, making it a bit more special. As part of the cruise they also provide a packed lunch, and they have a VEGAN option. Vege wrap, vegan cookies and fruit. The staff were friendly and a good laugh. The weather was terrible, but made for moody photos and there were more waterfalls due to the rain. We highly recommend Southern Discoveries.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Responded 3 days ago
Kia ora, Thanks so much for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory and your vegan lunch. Thanks so much for your recommendation to futures guests. Ngā mihi,
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NZ Traveller wrote a review 5 Jun
4 contributions1 helpful vote
As soon as we went into the Southern Discoveries office in Te Anau we were greeted with friendly staff who made us feel very special. The coach arrived and As soon as we meet Greg, we knew we were in for an awesome day. The coach is clean and comfortable with a glass viewing roof - Greg was entertaining and informative and really looked after everyone. His driving was impeccable and he gave clear instructions on the boat trip, toilets and departure times. The boat ride was breathtaking - my Dad is 85 and it will be a day we will treasure for ever - it’s hard to put into words the feeling of being on the Milford Sound. It is something everyone should experience and with Southern Discoveries operating a service that i cannot fault. Thank you Greg and the team for a beautiful day that will stay in our hearts for ever. Julie & Robbie
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Responded 3 days ago
Kia ora Julie and Robbie, Wow reading reviews like this really mean a lot to us. We have loved showing so many kiwis Milford Sound over the last year and it means the world to us that we created an experience for you that was so special. We're very lucky to have an incredible team and we're so glad the looked after you so well. Hopefully we will see you and your dad again in Milford one day. Ngā mihi,
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ged2850 wrote a review 4 Jun
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand1 contribution
Absolutely stunning views ,makes you proud to be a New Zealander . The bus ride was entertaining with a very educative bus driver . Boat cruise was amazing with a awesome crew on the boat
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Responded 3 days ago
Kia ora ged, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're stoked to read you had an amazing time and our team looked after you. Ngā mihi,
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VIS wrote a review 1 Jun
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Having been to Milford before, I persuaded our group of 8 to coach it ,enabling a better viewing experience, but really wasn't expecting Gregory. By the time we arrived in Milford, I felt we had already got our money's worth. Greg's knowledge and sense of humor had us realizing we were experiencing something more than a tour. FANTASTIC. Would do it again just for the laughs All the best Greg
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Responded 3 days ago
Kia ora Vis, What an awesome review to receive. Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on your feedback. We're so glad we could provide an excellent experience for your second trip to Milford and that Greg looked after you so well. We're very lucky to have him. We look forward to seeing you again :) Ngā mihi,
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Smaug_11 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand138 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked with Southern Glacier Helicopters - which are Southern Discoveries heli partners. They flew us in and out of Milford Sound. We joined Southern Discoveries for the cruise. You can tell Southern Discoveries is one of the most experienced tour operators in this area. The entire trip was 5 stars. The boat was well kept. There was ample space both inside and outside such that the experience wasnt crowded. We had near perfect conditions on the day we went. Milford Sound is just spectacular and you cant really get enough of it. The cruise takes you right out to the Tasman, stopping and Sterling falls on your way back in. The commentary was informative. Overall a wonderful day spent in Milford Sound.
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
Responded 3 days ago
Kia ora, A heli/cruise/heli is a pretty special Milford Sound experience and we're so glad you loved it. We really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your feedback and choosing to travel with us. We hope to see you in Milford again. Ngā mihi,
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