About Southern Discoveries

Southern Discoveries is the original Milford Sound cruise operator and provides the most options for exploring this iconic and internationally-renowned natural attraction. Based in the South Island of New Zealand, we offer visitors the longest and most in-depth Milford Sound Nature Cruise, kayaking in one of the fiord’s most tranquil settings, an amazing underwater observatory, guided day trips by coach or scenic flight and more.

In world-famous Queenstown, you can join us on the longest lake cruise which takes you further than anyone else to discover hidden views and unique experiences. Journey up Lake Wakatipu for a tour of remote Mt Nicholas High Country Farm or enjoy a leisurely cycle through open farmland with spectacular views at every corner.

However you like to explore, we’ll take your further, closer and deeper for an adventure you’ll never forget.


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