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Milford Sound Nature Cruise provided by Southern Discoveries

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Overview
It's no surprise that New Zealand's Milford Sound is sometimes called the eighth wonder of the world, offering views of cascading waterfalls and mountain peaks. Don't miss this natural gem on this intimate South Island cruise, where you coast through the fjord's clear waters, and enjoy live commentary as you go. Just sit back, snap photos of the landscape, and sip a warm included beverage for a cozy ride.
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You'll start at
Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre
Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New ZealandCheck in at our Southern Discoveries Milford Sound Visitor Centre, which is clearly visible as soon as you enter the Milford Sound Terminal - Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679.
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    Milford Sound
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre
Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New ZealandCheck in at our Southern Discoveries Milford Sound Visitor Centre, which is clearly visible as soon as you enter the Milford Sound Terminal - Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679.
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Highlights
  • Explore scenic Milford Sound with this intimate South Island nature cruise
  • Take in the vistas of Fiordland National Park from the boat observation deck
  • Learn about the wildlife and geology from your naturalist guide's commentary
  • Get a top value with drinks, optional meal, and glacial water taste included
Important Information
Departure Point
Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board by specialist Nature Guide
  • FREE Tea and coffee
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
  • 2+ Hour Nature Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • Entry/Admission - Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Car parking in Milford Sound incurs a $10 hourly fee payable only by credit card. There are a limited number of free car parks and a complimentary shuttle service available in the Park & Ride area. We recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least 1-1.5 hours prior to your scheduled cruise departure.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
DurhamEvvo
Crook, United Kingdom
261165
Fantastic experience.
Was one of the many highlights of our recent NZ tour. Drove from Te Anau which in itself a great trip. We went 2
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YvySurrey_UK
Banstead, United Kingdom
21555
Small cruise boat!
Booked this company as their boats are smaller than some on offer and therefore it can get up close to the
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wsarah2018
Jerusalem, Israel
9512
All of Milford Sound is Remarkable!!!!
Milford Sound is simply remarkable. It was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. The Milford Sound Nature
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luce l
United Kingdom
16554
Incredible
Great staff. The observatory was really interesting and worth a visit. The cruise took us right under a waterfall
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Margo
61
Milford Sound...wow!
We had a bus tour to Milford Sound and back...about 11 hours all told between the bus tour and the boat tour. Our
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Meander&Co
708
Encounter Nature cruise
We drove down ourselves and were very lucky with the weather and road conditions, a smooth drive down very winding
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Megan B
Centennial, Colorado
51
Road closure
Southern discoveries was very good, rebooked out Milford sound trip because of unexpected rain and road closure.
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Ian J
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2510
A total shambles
Booked on the "Encounter Nature" cruise from Te Anau.(small boat, limited passenger numbers, no tour groups & a
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Vicki G
Iluka, Australia
113
Great cruise
We were lucky enough to go on a rainy day and waterfalls were pouring out of the mountains everywhere. We went on
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Scott M
10
Coach driver soured the entire experience.
We did the coach and cruise to Milford sound on February 3rd 2020, but unfortunately our trip was cancelled 1 hour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 15m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
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