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Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory

Milford Wharf | Harrison Cove, Milford Sound, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Milford Wharf | Harrison Cove, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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"marine life"
in 22 reviews
"underwater observatory"
in 45 reviews
"southern discoveries"
in 25 reviews
"black coral"
in 7 reviews
"coral gardens"
in 2 reviews
"sea level"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"excellent guide"
in 2 reviews
"interesting things"
in 2 reviews
"informative staff"
in 2 reviews
"unique experience"
in 4 reviews
"deep water"
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"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"day cruise"
in 4 reviews
"included lunch"
in 2 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 5 reviews
"smaller boat"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Milford Sound is one of the most spectactular places on this earth. The day we did the tour was windy and rainy, but I still marvelled at the beauty of the place. Because of the weather, our Kayak Tour and the visit to the Discovery...More

Thank Graytoppop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we traveled the weather was sunny. That was a great bonus to spend a little bit more to get to check out the underwater. The guide had told us so so much about the marine life in Milford Sound and why it is...More

Thank Sandy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We accessed this as part of our overnight cruise on Milford Sound. I am so, so pleased we did. The visit was fascinating giving you direct access to marine life in its real habitat and without disturbing it. Gosh, it was so diverse. Our guide...More

Thank Lin M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We booked this as an extra feature on our Milford Sound Cruise and were glad that we did. You get a view under the sea, just like an aquarium. This feature itself is not that great due to the nature of this "aquarium" but the...More

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Very professionally run. While extra time and cost added to the basic Milford Sound cruise I would recommend adding in this option.

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you're doing a Milford Sound Cruise woth southern discoveries I recommend to visit the discover more package which includes the underwater observatory. This place is breathtaking and the tourguides provide a fun explanation of everything in Milford Sound! So this is an absolute MUST...More

Thank ChrigiZH
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Well organised, funny, comfortable and value for money. A long day that went quickly. Blown away by the scenery. Loved the boat trip and the lunch was much better than we expected (eat as soon as you get on board!). Driver Paul was brilliant. Recommended.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

So worth it! Loads of underwater animals and plantlife to see. Informative commentary and accommodating guide who answered lots of questions from Miss 7.

Thank NixieGee
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Bruce was a delight and made the long bus ride from Te Anau go by fairly quickly. It was a fabulous tour, we lucked out with the sunny warm weather, and the discovery center was icing on the cake. Highly recommend Southern Discoveries!

Thank betsyl105
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Toured the Observatory as part of a package cruise with Southern Discoveries via the Lodge. Quite surprising to see how much underwater life there is in the Sound! The Observatory is very well maintained, the windows were clean and easy to photograph through. Our guide...More

Thank SweersLyn
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fay m
11 January 2018|
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Response from Bronnieg2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn’t go kayaking sorry. Just give them a call they would be able to help you. Have a great trip!
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Scottie061
19 November 2016|
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Response from SouthernDisc | Property representative |
Hi Scott If you haven't booked your cruise yet and you want to include the Discoveryt Centre in your package I would recommend booking our Discover More Cruise, this includes a picnic lunch and entry to the Milford... More
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Scottie061
19 November 2016|
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Response from SouthernDisc | Property representative |
Hi Scott It really depends on personal fitness, we do get all ages coming to the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory. You will be able to take your time going up and down, but i would only recommend it if... More
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