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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
+64 3-441 1137
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Very interesting stop while cruising on Southern Discovery. You learn a lot about the sound and the geology of the waters. 30 meters below water looking at fish that normally swim at 100 meters. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very informative staff - loved the interactive personable presentation. Saw penguins, seals and plenty of fish! Tasting the water straight out of the waterfall was an incredible experience.

Thank michellevoigt67
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped off here on a Southern Discovery cruise of the Sound. I believe not all the cruises stop off here so if you're interested check with the cruise boat before booking. This is a very informative spot with a 360 view , where you...More

Thank Njoy51
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The cruise was excellent value for money. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable, we learnt more than we anticipated about the geology of Milford Sound.

Thank northener1234
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A great place to visit and find out about the eco system of Milford Sound. Amazing view of the wildlife.

Thank Chris0772
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This facility is a way of coming face to face with the underwater world in Milford Sound. Take a commentated cruise with this company and include the underwater observatory.

1  Thank Aussie49
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Wasn't planning on visiting, but was included in the ticket with the cruise so quite enjoyed it! The guide was very interesting and made the visit more enjoyable

Thank lyncikas
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Discovery Center has the potential to be really good. The location is cool when you step off the boat onto the floating platform and inside you can read and learn all about how it was constructed and what it took to get it to...More

1  Thank Worrals
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The tour in the underwater observatory was great.The cruise around the sound was pretty standard but the observatory not only gave history of the sound but also the creatures that you can see around here.seeing coloured fish swim in between corals was a unique experience.Nice...More

Thank Purnima09
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went there on the cruise and it was a waste of time. Couldn't wait for it to be over - we went down to see the fish and nature but found nothing. I don't recommend at all

Thank tamardaliot
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19 November 2016|
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
19 November 2016|
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
Linda D
16 June 2016|
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Response from SouthernDisc | Property representative |
Hi Linda, I'd recommend our Discover More Cruise which includes any of our nature cruises, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and a Picnic Lunch for $104 per adult. This cruise departs at 9.45am... More