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Fiordland Discovery, Milford Sound

Milford Sound cruise with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free continental breakfast and free parking

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  • Outdoor Spa Tub
  • Outdoor Spa Tub
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Captain Cook Cabin) - Bathroom
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Governors Suite) - Bathroom
  • Outdoor Spa Tub
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Berth 5, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound, 9679, New Zealand
9.2.Superb.
  • An amazing experience with breathtaking views, delicious food and very nice people.

    Sep. 11, 2019

  • The service was warm and friendly. The dinner was delicious, as was the breakfast.…

    Mar. 3, 2020

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  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa tub
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What’s around

  • Cruise from Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound - 1 min walk
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Bowen Falls - 8 min walk
  • Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory - 10 min walk
  • Key Summit Trail - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Captain Cook Cabin)
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Ocean View (Endeavour Cabin)
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Ocean View (Resolution Cabin)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Governors Suite)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Cruise from Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound - 1 min walk
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Bowen Falls - 8 min walk
  • Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory - 10 min walk
  • Key Summit Trail - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km

Getting around

  • Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) - 46.7 miles/75.1 km
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Berth 5, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound, 9679, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 9:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. From October through April, check-in time is 3:50 PM and guests board the boat at 4 PM.
Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed January-December
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Kayaking on site

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Includes 3-course meal - Onsite restaurant.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Fiordland Discovery Boat Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Discovery Cruise
  • Fiordland Discovery Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Discovery Cruise Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Discovery Boat
  • Fiordland Discovery Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Discovery Milford S

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Fiordland Discovery does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 9:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, includes 3-course meal. Nearby restaurants include Discover Milford Sound Information Centre & Café (9-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as kayaking. Fiordland Discovery also has a spa tub.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was easily the highlight of a trip full of highlights. The staff was incredible, made us feel like royalty. The food was top notch, and the boat was breathtaking. Our original trip to Milford Sound had to be moved to Doubtful Sound due to a road outage. The owners went above and beyond to make sure our trip went uninterrupted. I would recommend this cruise even at twice the price. An unforgettable experience. Thank you to the captain, owners, and all the staff.

    1 night romance trip, Feb. 18, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Milford Sound

    Very enjoyable stay on the Fiordland Discovery. Milford Sound was gorgeous, the crew was wonderful, the food was tasty - our family was in the bunk room. Beds were comfortable but it was hot. A great way to see the Sound without rushing back to Queenstown in one day!

    Judith, 1 night family trip, Jan. 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's expensive, but the experience is worth it! Such a beautiful place and waking up to it on the water can't be beaten!

    Gordon, 1 night romance trip, Jan. 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a great way to experience Milford Sound! Crew was exceptional food was great! Allowed us to spend time taking in the sights away from crowds.

    Gene, 1 night family trip, Jan. 12, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Fjordland Discovery charged me twice for the trip and claims that they never received the Orbitz payment.

    1 night family trip, Dec. 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Milford Sound visit to remember

    Wonderful experience. It was raining the whole day and night but that did not stopped people kayaking or jumping too the water. The departed was at 4 pm and return at 9 am. Amazingly different scenes in one and the other directions. We travell a lot but this was our best experience so far😍

    Jagoda, 1 night trip, Dec. 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An amazing experience at Milford Sound. Not your ordinary hour long day boat tour. You get to spend a good amount of time on the boat in the middle of the Milford Sound surround by all the hills/mountains and endless amounts of waterfalls. Also a delicious dinner was provided with locally source seafood from the sound and a breakfast before disembarkment the following morning. And lastly, no annoying sand flies on board (there’s so many near the shores!)

    Brian, 1 night romance trip, Nov. 14, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An Experience Worthwhile

    A beautiful experience first class service , first class meals . We even scored a free upgrade where the teenagers had a room to themselves. So much to see , had a spa in the hot tub late at night and the tranquility was absolutely amazing Recommend a stay on the overnight cruise

    Darin, 1 night family trip, Oct. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a wonderful way to enjoy Milford Sound on an overnight mini cruise. The skipper, chef and crew were all lovely and very friendly people. The cruise itself was beautiful and informative and the catering was excellent. The spa on the deck was a wonderful way to end the evening. I would definitely recommend it.

    1 night romance trip, Sep. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing five star service, intereting tour and captain, super clean and comfy rooms and deliciously cooked fresh local seafood for dinner. We loved how personal and small the group was. We got to go out on the kayak and a dingy boat to tour the fiordlands and saw seals up close! Then jumped into the water from the top deck and even had a relaxing night in the hot tub. Of course the views were just stunning and adds to the entire journey. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    Rachel, 1 night romance trip, Feb. 6, 2019

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