Milford Sound Underwater Observatory - Southern Discoveries

The only place in Milford to experience the full 'Milford story'; bright, informative and educational, explore the Discovery Centre before descending 10m underwater to explore the unique hidden depths.


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A unique, interactive learning experience on the only floating structure in Milford Sound. Learn about the natural history, geology and environment of Piopiotahi (Milford Sound). Experience stories of early European settlers, Maori visitors, the history of the Milford Road, Milford Track and Homer Tunnel build.

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Find out about our Sinbad Gully Project – how Southern Discoveries is working to preserve and enhance our environment for the generations to come.

Then descend 10m underwater for a unique view of the rare and colourful sea life that abounds below the surface.

Available as an add on to most Southern Discoveries Cruises. Other Milford operators also drop off from selected cruises. One hour Kayaking tours available.


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Physical address

Milford Sound Underwater Observatory - Southern Discoveries, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Bookings can be made with Southern Discoveries reservations open 8am - 7pm, 7 days. Operates 365 days a year.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $36.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Infants travel free of charge 0-3 years.
Further pricing information:
Kids go free during the NZ school holidays

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