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.


Latest Milford Sound Stories

The story of the Milford Road
4 July 2019

Visiting Milford Sound is one for the bucket list! Getting there along the Milford Road is just as much a part of the experience as visiting Milford Sound itself! Along MORE

Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound – Which is better?
21 June 2019

Fiordland National Park is one of the most loved national parks in New Zealand. Every year thousands of tourists travel to this remote region in search of stunning views and MORE

Latest Queenstown Stories

Things to do in Queenstown if you’re not skiing
11 July 2019

In winter, Queenstown is known as one of the top destinations in New Zealand for skiing and snowboarding. There are four nearby ski fields to choose from making it an MORE

The peaks of Queenstown
28 June 2019

Queenstown’s stunning backdrop is one of the many draw cards that bring visitors from all over the world to its shores. Arguably the most beautiful part of that backdrop is MORE