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

Piopiotahi: The History of Milford Sound
22 November 2019

Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and one of the most popular destinations for tourists. But it wasn’t always a place for visitors. In MORE

How to make the most of your time in Milford Sound.
8 November 2019

Exploring Milford Sound is arguably one of the best things to do in New Zealand. This ancient, glacier-carved fiord is often referred to as the unofficial eighth wonder of the world. MORE

Latest Queenstown Stories

Insider’s guide to Queenstown
29 November 2019

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is surrounded by the Southern Alps and situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu. So, it’s no surprise that this MORE

Best Bike Trails in Queenstown
15 November 2019

Summer is fast approaching and as the last of the snow disappears, the bike trails around Queenstown are getting warmed up. Biking has become super popular in Queenstown and it’s MORE