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Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (Milford Sound Observatory)
Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (Milford Sound Observatory)

Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (Milford Sound Observatory)

Open daily 9am-4pm
Harrison’s Cove, Milford Sound , New Zealand, 9600

Practical Info

The Milford Sound Discovery Center and Underwater Observatory are offered as add-ons to Southern Discoveries cruises within the Sound. It’s the only floating structure in the Sound, and accessing the bottom of the underwater observatory requires walking down 64 steps.

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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
star-4.5
$85.91 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great family outing
Great team, knowledgeable commentary, fantastic scenery. Beautiful drive from Queenstown over to Milford Sounds. Recommended.
Cherie_W, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Fiordland & Milford Sound

star-5
Fabulous tour - well...
Tessa_K, Sep 2021
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
Fabulous tour - well worth it no matter what the weather! Highly recommend. Very knowledgeable guides.
star-5
Great tour to Milford Sound although...
pampascal, May 2018
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
Great tour to Milford Sound although we could not do the kayak trip for safety reasons due to the weather conditions, but it was very good anyway.
star-5
Epic experience in the Milford.
Anna_H, Mar 2021
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
The whole experience was memorable. This tour was well planned, very educational and exciting. 100% would recommend! We cannot wait to visit again, especially when it has been raining more.
star-5
Awesome tour... cool guides!
welzer1986, Dec 2019
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
A cool trip, informative and exciting... we would do it again! Southern discovery’s did. a great Job!
star-5
Great Experience
Vicki_M, Mar 2021
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
We really enjoyed our Milford Sound Cruise and Underwater Observatory and Lunch. Would highly recommend others to go and visit parts of their own country.
star-5
Amazing sights
Serena_J, Jul 2020
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
Amazing experience on the cruise and beautiful sights. Got to see some dolphins playing briefly in the water which was pretty awesome. Under water observatory wasn’t what I expected and a little boring but that’s only a small part of this trip and hearing some of the history from the tour guide there was fantastic as he had such knowledge and good banter.
star-5
Stunning!
kellie_m, Jul 2020
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
We all loved it! The staff were all friendly and welcoming, The picnic lunch was yummy, The observetory was great. And best of all we saw dolphins.
star-5
Comfortable Cruise Ship
SimonLWH, Jan 2020
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
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.
star-5
We enjoyed the information the...
Gail B, Mar 2018
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
We enjoyed the information the nature guide provided as the boat slowly cruised around Milford Sound and took us very close to the waterfalls and seals so we could take photographs. Kayaking was very peaceful and educational. It was a beautiful sunny day and it hadn't rained for three days so the water was very clear. A great day in Milford Sound!
star-5
The cruise took us through the...
tjfoster22, Dec 2017
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
The cruise took us through the scenic sound and into the Tasman Sea. The crew was very accommodating and answered any question I had. We went on the kayak tour afterwards and it was a the best part for my wife and I, the kayak guides were very informative about the sound and we were able to see 10 very rare penguins as we paddled around. It helped that the weather was perfect but I would definitely recommend this to someone else.
star-5
the BEST day
kyliebosanac, Oct 2019
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
We had an amazing time in the Sounds! The crew were insightful and clearly enjoy what they do! We are from NZ, so it was incredible to see our country from this perspective and learn more about our own piece of paradise :-) EVERYONE enjoyed themselves
star-4
Tour was great. It was during the...
Leonard C, Jan 2018
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
Tour was great. It was during the rainy season, and because of that the waterfalls along the fiords is majestic. Guide and boat captain took us real close to the falls. Highly recommended