Discover more of Milford Sound
With its dramatic scenery and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking fiords. Southern Discoveries lets you discover Milford Sound your way, with a variety of cruise options to suit your taste and timeframe. Cruise through calm waters between sheer cliffs carved by centuries of ice erosion; immerse yourself in a mysterious world by visiting our underwater observatory; catch sight of majestic Mitre Peak; and get underneath cascading waterfalls that thunder into the depths below. It’s no wonder Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’
Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise
Get up close and personal with the pristine environment on our small boat, Encounter Nature Cruise. Reach out and touch sheer rock cliffs and drink pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls, see seals sunning themselves on the rocks, dolphins riding the bow wave or if you’re lucky, spot rare Fiordland crested penguins (in season). Our specialist nature guides share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary.
Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide. Soak up the sun on our large viewing decks with 360-degree views of the towering fiord.
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our two hour Nature Cruise. This cruise offers excellent viewing opportunities of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Get within touching distance of impressive geological features and close enough to feel the full force from the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls (we’ve got jackets to keep you dry!)