Southern Discoveries delivers new Milford Sound adventures

26 November, 2018 by
Hospitality Business

Southern Discoveries has launched two new day trip options for exploring Milford Sound ahead of another busy summer season. The Milford Sound Coach & Discover More option begins with an 8.15am departure from Queenstown 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.

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.