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Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory

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Milford Wharf | Harrison Cove, Milford Sound, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Madmatty76
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Raelene C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ruth M
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

Thank ColoDiner
Reviewed 21 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

Thank Taryn S
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Graytoppop
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

Thank SandyH2566
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

Thank lin4197
Reviewed 4 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

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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!
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