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Fiordland Discovery

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Overview of Fiordland Discovery

Fiordland Discovery

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Berth 5, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound, 9679

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMilford Sound1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBowen Falls8 min walk
  • Popular LocationMilford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory10 min walk
  • AirportMilford Sound (MFN)2 min drive

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About this area

Milford Sound

Located in Milford Sound, Fiordland Discovery is in the mountains and in a national park. Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Milford Sound and Te Wahipounamu.

What's nearby

  • Milford Sound - 1 min walk
  • Bowen Falls - 8 min walk
  • Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory - 10 min walk
  • Mitre Peak - 1 min drive
  • Lake Marian - 57 min drive


  • Includes 3-course meal — 1 min walk
  • Discover Milford Sound Information Centre & Café - 9 min walk
  • Pio Pio - 6 min drive

About this property

Fiordland Discovery

Eco-friendly cruise ship with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free cruise ship features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a spa tub. Free continental breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. All 9 rooms offer hairdryers, showers and free toiletries.
Fiordland Discovery offers 9 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the cruise ship include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Hot tub


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:00 AM

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.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property from January to December; the rest of the year they are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Children 5 years old and younger are not permitted from January to December

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The service was warm and friendly. The dinner was delicious, as was the breakfast. Kayaking was fun but less time than desired (only allowed for about 20-30 minutes).
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020