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

Heli flight to Milford Sound – why this must be on your bucket list!
9 August 2019

Milford Sound is often the highlight for many visitors in New Zealand. The breathtaking glacier-carved fiord is far from ordinary and deserves an extraordinary visit. At Southern Discoveries, we can MORE

Wildlife that can be seen on a Milford Sound cruise
2 August 2019

It’s no secret Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places to visit in New Zealand. Within a quick glance, you’re welcomed with stunning scenery and a landscape unlike MORE

Latest Queenstown Stories

The story of Mt Nicholas High Country Farm
9 August 2019

New Zealand is known all around the world for many things; snow-covered mountains, dramatic landscapes, black sand beaches, unique birds, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and sheep. Yes, sheep. MORE

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