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

Sinbad Sanctuary Project
14 June 2019

Conservation is a hot topic right now, but it’s something we’ve always believed in. So when Southern Discoveries got the opportunity to get involved with the Sinbad Sanctuary Project and MORE

What’s the weather like in Milford Sound?
7 June 2019

Milford Sound is hands-down one of the best places to visit in New Zealand. The beautiful scenery is sure to leave you breathless. But don’t bank on blue skies while MORE

Latest Queenstown Stories

Queenstown’s LUMA long weekend
30 May 2019

It’s that time of the year again, when we’re all getting ready for another great winter in Queenstown, that means the LUMA Southern Light Festival is back. The LUMA festival MORE

10 amazing places to visit in the South Island
24 May 2019

Stunning mountain peaks, alpine lakes, gorgeous beaches and huge glaciers – New Zealand’s South Island is one of the most picturesque and interesting places to travel in the world. The MORE