Southern Discoveries has launched two new day trip options for exploring Milford Sound ahead of another busy summer season in this world-famous corner of New Zealand. With a focus on in-depth and personalised experiences, the day trips both depart from Queenstown and promise to be the journey of a lifetime.

The Milford Sound Coach & Discover More option begins with an 8.15am departure and connects with Southern Discoveries’ small boat Nature Cruise, with a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and a picnic lunch  included. Customers also have the opportunity to return to Queenstown via scenic flight or helicopter following their cruise.

The company’s CEO Tim Hunter says the new summer day trips will continue to ensure each and every customer enjoys a unique and authentic experience in Milford Sound. “Our team of local experts pride themselves on offering in-depth and memorable journeys, and we know these day trip options will deliver on that promise,” he says.

Meanwhile, the Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Kayak option is an extension of Southern Discoveries’ popular Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise day trip. Customers can now add kayaking and a visit to the Underwater Observatory to their adventure – two experiences that only Southern Discoveries can provide on coach day trips from Queenstown.

Departing at 7.00am and connecting to Southern Discoveries’ Nature Cruise, guests can enjoy one hour of guided kayaking, the Underwater Observatory and a buffet lunch. They also have the opportunity to return to Queenstown via scenic flight or helicopter. “With options to go kayaking and visit the Underwater Observatory also included, our guests now have even more opportunities to witness the spectacular scenery above, on and beneath the water,” says Hunter.

The new day trip experiences have been made available by the expansion of Southern Discoveries’ premium fleet of coaches. The company now operates four purpose-built, low-emissions coaches featuring an extra-wide glass roof that makes the most of the surrounding alpine scenery. Passenger comfort is also ensured courtesy of the reclining seats, extra leg room, USB charging ports, air conditioning and multi-lingual headset commentary.

Both the Milford Sound Coach & Discover More and Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Kayak began on 19 November 2018 and will be available every summer between 1 November and 30 April.

Southern Discoveries Milford Sound kayak experience guests enjoying the amazing views of Harrison Cove