Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries


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Complimentary tea and coffee available on all cruises.

Discover more of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries. Cruising along calm waters between sheer cliffs carved by centuries of ice erosion, catching sight of majestic Mitre Peak and cascading waterfalls that thunder into the depths below - it's no wonder Rudyard Kipling described it as the 'eighth wonder of the world'.

With a range of cruises to suit every interest and timeframe, the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and kayaking trips, Southern Discoveries offer the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

Encounter Nature Cruise

Get up close to nature on the most informative small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound. Our specialist nature guides love nothing more than sharing with you the very best of this incredible, ecological sanctuary.

Scenic Cruise

Cruise in comfort on a spacious catamaran with large windows and expansive outdoor viewing decks. The cruise is perfect for spotting wildlife, stopping at tumbling waterfalls and other points of interest along the way.

Discover More Cruise

Get closer for longer on this all-inclusive nature cruise. Perfect for those looking to discover more, this cruise includes a visit to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and delicious Gourmet Picnic Lunch.

Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound

Double the adventure with our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience. This trip includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and 1 hour of kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak through crystal clear waters in one of the most majestic places in the world.

Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory

The perfect addition to your Milford Sound cruise... Interactive and educational, learn about the history, geology and wildlife of Milford Sound before descending 10 metres underwater to explore the world of exotic sea creatures and rare black coral.  The Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory is the only structure of its kind in the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve and is a rich, captivating experience, both above and below the surface of the fiord. 

Descend 64 steps underwater into a large, fully air-conditioned viewing area where large windows with excellent optical clarity open your eyes to this deep underwater haven.  Unlike an aquarium, the fish are free to come and go; it's the people who are contained.

Go Milford Day Trip

Experience the best of Fiordland National Park with Southern Discoveries.  Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style without personal, small group tour through Fiordland's spectacular snow-capped wonderland. Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent views as our experience, local and knowledgeable drivers provide a lively and informative commentary on the area's history, flora and fauna. Travel with us and you won't miss a thing. See dense rainforests, towering waterfalls and rugged mountains with plenty of stops and short walks to enjoy as you journey to Milford Sound - an incredible experience in itself.

Please visit Southern Discoveries or call 0800 264 536 (NZ only) for bookings and latest price information.


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Milford Sound Cruise Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound, Queenstown Central

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