Covid 19 Coronavirus Update - 23 March 2020

Due to the Covid 19 situation and government directive, Southern Discoveries will not be operating from Tuesday 24 March. We are working hard to process all refunds so please be patient and rest assured we are working to assist you as soon as we possibly can. We will keep you updated when we have more information to provide as we progress through this shutdown period. Our best wishes and thoughts are with everyone at this unique time. Please read about Southern Discoveries Covid-19 Coronavirus response actions.

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. We also have Queenstown's only dinner cruise - Spirit of Queenstown Dinner Cruise - enabling you to savour delicious 'trust-the-chef' menu's and amazing lake views. You can also 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.


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