Tourism Industry & Travel Trade
For trade specific information including wholesale rates, specialist food options, group bookings and operational information please contact our Sales Department on sales@southerndiscoveries.co.nz
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Image Library
We have a wide range of photography and film footage, for high resolution pictures or permission to use our photo’s for promotional purposes please contact: marketing@southerndiscoveries.co.nz

Media
For media specific information, including media packs, retail rates, operational information and imagery, please contact the Marketing Department on: marketing@southerndiscoveries.co.nz

Media releases will posted here on a regular basis:

Shearing season at Mt Nicholas Station gets off to a stellar start

For the first time in 25 years visitors and locals will be able to experience the annual shearing season at Mt Nicholas High …

State-of-the-art catamaran Spirit of Queenstown provides unique and exceptional events setting

Purpose-built with groups and events in mind, the state-of-the-art Spirit of Queenstown catamaran offers gr…
Award-winning Southern Discoveries launches Spirit of Queenstown cruises and excursions to Mt Nicholas High Country Station

Leading South Island tourism company Southern Discoveries continues to expand …
Award-winning Southern Discoveries continues to expand Milford Sound operations

Premier South Island tourism company Southern Discoveries continues to invest in its Milford Sound operatio…
Award-winning Southern Discoveries hosts its first Queenstown Locals Day

Award-winning Southern Discoveries is inviting locals to jump aboard Queenstown’s ne…
Southern Discoveries appoints new Sales Manager for Western Markets – 10th March 2014

Award-winning tourism company Southern Discoveries continues to expand its business with the appointment of…
Winners of the Biggest Baddest Bucket List tick off more of their list by visiting Southern Discoveries in Queenstown!

For the last 6 months the Vagabrothers Southern Discoveries launches Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruises on Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown’s newest tourism attraction Spirit of Queenstown has been given the green light and will t…
Southern Discoveries named Fiordland Tourism Operator of the Year – 24th September 2013

Multi award-winning tourism company Southern Discoveries has been named Tourism…

Southern Discoveries buys shares in Milford Sound Lodge – 30th August 2013

The oldest and most established tourism operator in Milford Sound, Southern Discoveries, has purchased a shareholding in Milfor…
Southern Discoveries Spirit of Queenstown home safe and sound on Lake Wakatipu – 23rd August 2013

Multi-million dollar catamaran Spirit of Queenstown arrived safe and sound at her new home on Lake Wakati…

Multi-million dollar Spirit of Queenstown well on her way to Bluff – 14th August 2013

Multi-million dollar catamaran Spirit of Queenstown rounded…
Southern Discoveries Sinbad Gully conservation project outstanding success – 1st August 2013

A major Milford Sound conservation project spearheaded by leading South Island tourism company Southern Discoveries is proving …
Multi-million dollar Spirit of Queenstown makes her way South in time for summer – 28th July 2013

Queenstown’s newest tourism attraction moved a step closer to opening today (July 25 2013) when Southern…
New Asian markets manager for Southern Discoveries – 6th June 2013

Premier South Island tourism operator Southern Discoveries is extending its reach to the burgeoning Chinese and Asian markets…
Southern Discoveries sells Lady of the Sounds – 5th June 2013

Premier tourism company Southern Discoveries has announced the sale of its Lady of the Sounds vessel, based…
TripAdvisor names Southern Discoveries one of the worlds best activities – 24th May 2013

Premier South Island tourism operator Southern Discoveries has cemented its position as one of the country&…
Southern Discoveries to open visitor information centre in premium CBD location – 14th February 2013

Southern Discoveries to open visitor information centre in premium CBD location Established tourism company Southern Discoverie…
South Island tourism operator invests millions in new high-speed catamaran – 5th February 2013

Premier South Island tourism company Southern Discoveries is continuing to invest in new business opportunities after signing …
Activity packages the hassle-free way to see Queenstown and Milford Sound – 8th November 2012

Two of Queenstown’s iconic tourism companies have joined forces this summer to offer visitors the hassle-free way to exp…
Rare penguins delighting Milford Sound visitors – 10 September 2012

Some of the world’s most rare penguins are putting on a show for delighted visitors to New Zealand’s Milford Sound….
Rare Southern Right Whale stuns Southern Discoveries visitors in Milford Sound – 24 August 2012

A rare and very special visitor has made an appearance at stunning Milford Sound this week, captured on camera by Southern Dis…
Ongoing success for South Island tourism operator – 21 August 2012

Premier South Island tourism company Southern Discoveries has again cemented its position as an industry leader with a trifec…
Penguins find new home at Queenstown Primary School – 29 June 2012

A rare site has been enjoyed by visitors in Queenstown this week as one of New Zealand’s p…
Sinbad Gully sponsership hugely rewarding – 21 March 2012

An award-winning environmental conservation project in a World Heritage Area is continuing to demonstrate “uplifting and …
Rare Penguins return to Milford Sound – 30 January 2012

The season’s first sighting of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin or ‘Tawaki’ moulting took place yesterday af…
Southern Discoveries launches Kayaking in Milford Sound – 14 November 2011

A stunning new kayaking trip in one of the most majestic places in the world has been launched by premier New Zealand tourism …
Sinbad Gully Kiwi thriving in Milford Sound sanctuary – 1st November 2011

A pair of breeding Kiwi introduced eight months ago to a remote valley overlooking Milford Sound are…
Milford Discovery Centre and Milford Deep Underwater Observatory re-open in time for school holidays – 7th October 2011

A hugely popular Milford Sound attraction will be welcoming back children and families in time for the New Zealand school holi…
Southern Discoveries named Operator of the Year 2011 – 18th August 2011

Premier tourism company Southern Discoveries Ltd, based in Te Anau and Queenstown, has been named Operator of the Year 2011 by…
Rare Penguin comes ashore in Milford Sound – 3rd August 2011

Rare Fiordland Crested Penguins or ‘Tawaki’ have arrived in Milford Sound for the nesting season, delighting visit…
Southern Discoveries a Southland Environment Award winner for helping to protect Kiwi heritage – 7th July 2011

Premier New Zealand tourism company Southern Discoveries was last night (Wednesday July 6) awarded a prestigio…
Southern Discoveries and Kawarau Jet join forces – 29th April 2011

Two of New Zealand’s premier tourism companies are joining forces in Queenstown.
Te Anau-based Southern Discoveri…
Kiwis set up home in Sinbad Sanctuary – 4th February 2011

New Zealand native wildlife is about to get wilder with the introduction of a breeding pair of Kiwis to Sinbad Gully in Fiordl…
Southern Discoveries a DOC awards finalist for helping to protect Kiwi heritage – 9th September 2010

Premier New Zealand tourism company Southern Discoveries has been nominated for a prestigious Depa…
Community-voted award a surprise for Te Anau sales consultant – 6th September 2010

Outstanding customer service and a penchant for putting smiles on people’s faces is why the Te Anau community secretly v…
Final Panels ‘Drop In’ to Milford Discovery Centre – 19th April 2010

The spectacular Milford Discovery Centre had its final panelling choppered into Milford Sound last week, signalling the final …

 

 

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