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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 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Homer tunnel is an experience in itself! Take your time. Be patient and give way! We were visited by a rather cheeky endangered Kea whilst waiting for our turn to enter the tunnel. Quite an unexpected bonus. The tunnel is basic but it gets you...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Underwater Observatory makes for a great ending to a Milford Sound cruise. The observatory itself isn't too large, but it provides an opportunity to see an environment that is seldom seen. Because the water in Milford Sound is so full of sediment, the light...More

Thank kasejason
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Good informative introduction to the centre with excellent interpretive displays. Actual black coral and fish not that easy to photograph and we were rushed (last tour of the day. Pity your can't just water taxi there, you HAVE to take a full Milford Sound boat...More

Thank Lucy I
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our motel reception advised us to take the Milford Sound cruise with Southern Discoveries. We took the Nature Cruise with the Discover More upgrade. This included lunch and entry into the Underwater Observatory. We had a great cruise with unbelievable views. They catered for gluten...More

Thank Craig J
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Will GoOrange line drop off and pick up at the Centre?
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
Do you normally get 80-year-olds negotiating the 64 steps down and up successfully?
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
we will be driving to Milford Sounds Febuary 2017 ..want to do a boat cruise, Milford Discovery Centre and underwater Observatory ... what is the best time to do all this so that I still have time for sightseeing ...how much will it cost thank you
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