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Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The underwater observatory is 10/12 metres below the surface of Milford Sound and gives a really different perspective of the life in the waters that you wouldn't get without scuba diving. The guides are really knowledgeable and the information centre upstairs is also really good....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for your 5-star review, our team at Southern Discoveries really appreciates it. We are happy to hear our Underwater Observatory fascinated you and you enjoyed the different perspective of Milford Sound. We agree, its a great way to top off a...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We did the cruise and Underwater Discovery centre. The cruise was exceptional, with astonishing views and very informative and entertaining live tour guide commentary.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi there, thank you for your wonderful review! Great choice, there is no better way to top off a day of admiring Milford Sound's spectacular scenery than with a trip to our underwater observatory. It is great to hear you were well looked after by...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We took the morning tour of the Milford Sound and would highly recommend it. It is the longest of the tours, so we saw more, and it includes the Discovery Center, which is really interesting. This is what you came for! Good commentary. Good service.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Kia ora! Thank you for your lovely recommendation, we really appreciate it. Our team at Southern Discoveries works hard to give you a knowledgeable and interactive experience of the beautiful Milford Sound, so it is great to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! We...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome Milford Sound day trip from Queenstown with an amazing driver/hostess Lu. She was not only a fantastic driver but the commentary during the day was brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend this trip and Lu. Thank you for a great day and some awesome memories. Garth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Garth and Realene, thank you for taking the time to give us your awesome feedback! It is great to hear you enjoyed your adventure with us to the spectacular Milford Sound and that you were well looked after by Lu. Our team works hard...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Loved the underwater observatory and would highly recommend it - such a unique and special experience to see what's going on beneath the water! So many amazing fish and plants.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ruth M
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Kia ora Ruth! Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We couldn't agree with you more- our underwater observatory lets you see Milford Sound is also spectacular underwater! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Kind regards, Ciara.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Did the full tour, which included the cruise and observatory. The cruise was very nice. The boat went along the standard path of the other ships. The ship was smooth and the lunch provided was tasty. The underwater observatory was interesting and fun. I would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi there, thank you for your recommendation! Great decision on topping off your cruise with a visit to our unique underwater observatory. Milford Sound is pretty spectacular underwater as well! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your time in the South Island. Kind...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Pity the underwater attraction was closed but the tour in general was lovely! Very interesting info, love the waterfall we went under.. kids loved it

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi there Gary, thank you for your 5 star review! We couldn't agree with you more- how can you have a bad day in one of the most spectacular places on earth! Milford Sound locals call rain 'liquid sunshine' because of the remarkable effect it...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Sandy, thank you taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate your awesome feedback. Happy to hear that our team in Milford Sound gave you an interactive and fun experience. They sure know their stuff, so its great to hear.you enjoyed learning...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 Ciara O | 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 Ciara O | 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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