Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory
  • Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory

    If you’re looking for an experience that’s truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal – this is it! This all-inclusive trip is the longest and best value cruise experience. It includes your choice of Nature, Encounter Nature or Scenic Cruise, a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and a tasty picnic lunch or buffet lunch.

    Itinerary
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    Stop At: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

    An all-inclusive nature experience with excellent wildlife viewing, this package gives you the longest, best value daytime cruise experience in Milford Sound. The Cruise, Underwater Observatory & Lunch package enables you to really explore the beauty of the fiord. With a delicious Picnic Lunch and visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory included, it’s the complete cruise experience.

    Milford Sound is home to species such as black coral which are usually only found at depths of more than 500 metres. Our Milford Sound Underwater Observatory allows you to experience this amazing world beneath the surface. You’ll descend 64 steps (10 metres) underwater into a large, fully air-conditioned viewing area where windows with excellent clarity open your eyes to this underwater haven. Unlike an aquarium, the fish are free to come and go; it’s the people who are contained. No Milford Sound experience is complete without a visit to this phenomenon.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, Milford Wharf Harrison Cove, Milford Sound New Zealand

    Our Milford Sound Underwater Observatory is a unique opportunity to visit New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory, accessible only by boat. Descend by spiral staircase to 10 metres beneath the water’s surface.

    - See rare black coral growing in its natural habitat and meet colourful sea creatures
    - Relax as our guide tells you more about the unique history, geology and wildlife of Milford Sound
    - Learn about the story of Milford Sound and our conservation efforts with entertaining videos and easy to read information panels

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Mitre Peak is a beautifully dramatic mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed mountain peaks in the entire country.

    Pass By: Bowen Falls, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9679 New Zealand

    The stunning Lady Bowen Falls is Milford’s highest waterfall. It plunges 162m from a hanging valley into the head of Milford Sound and provides electricity for the Milford Sound township by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, as well as being the water source for the settlement.

    Pass By: Sinbad Gully, Southland 9679, New Zealand

    Nestled behind the world famous Mitre Peak, the Sinbad Gully is characterised by extremely steep glacially carved walls punctuated by near vertical granite cliffs. These walls slowed pest invasion into the gully and as a result a number of unique native species remain in the Sinbad.

    Southern Discoveries is passionate about preserving Milford Sound’s beauty for future generations which is why it’s a key partner in a major conservation project – the Sinbad Sanctuary Project.

    The aim is to see the valley of New Zealand’s most photographed mountain (Sinbad Gully is at the base of Mitre Peak) become a sanctuary for native species.

    Pass By: Stirling Falls, Milford Sound New Zealand

    Milford’s second-highest waterfall is the Stirling Falls, a staggering 151m in height – three times the height of Niagara Falls, but the 1,300m mountain behind displaces this incredible height. This is the famous waterfall that Hugh Jackman ‘jumped off’ in the movie Wolverine. The sheer drop of the Stirling Falls allows boats to get right underneath – it’s an incredible feeling to have the power of 151m worth of glacial water falling so close to you.



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking"
    "Infant meals not included"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "Commentary in English only, translation sheets on cruise highlights are provided on board cruise"
    "Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "If you are visiting us between 1 December - 30 April please arrive at Milford 1 hour prior to departure to allow time for parking"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "Car parking in Milford Sound incurs a $10 hourly fee payable only by credit card. There are a limited number of free car parks and a complimentary shuttle service available in the Park & Ride area. We recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled cruise departure."
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"



    • Lugar de comienzo: Milford Sound, New Zealand
    • Duración: 3 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Either a Nature, Encounter Nature or Scenic Cruise
    • Picnic Lunch or Buffet Lunch depending on option you choose
    • Visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
    • Complimentary tea and coffee on board the boat
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory

    No Incluye

    • Alcoholic drinks, snacks and bottled water (available to purchase)
    • Transportation to/from attractions
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 1 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Simon L
      Publicado el Lunes, 06 de enero del 2020

      Cruise with perfect scenery - no complaints. Check-in was easy at the Southern Discoveries counter on the right side. Factor extra time (~10 mins) to walk from carpark to wharf. Captain was humorous with commentaries. Lunch onboard was a simple packed lunch with sandwiches, fruits, yoghurt and cookie. Finale was the waterfall on deck.

        Calificación General: 10/10
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