Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

Explore the many twists and turns of Doubtful Sound, a large fjord where calm, dark blue water is flanked by green mountain peaks. The sound was named by Captain Cook in the 16th century because he was unsure if it was accessible by sailboat; today, access to this isolated area is restricted to boat cruises and bus trips. To get more out of your visit, consider an overnight cruise or kayaking in the sound. The unspoiled wilderness area supports rare marine life like bottlenose dolphins, penguins, fur seals, and sometimes whales. Using our custom trip planner, Te Anau attractions like Doubtful Sound can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Make sure you do the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. Rooms on the Navigator were fab, food was excellent, free tea and coffee! Went kayaking and out on the tender boat as well. Staff...  more »
  • Wonderful day trip from Manapouri, boat over lake manapouri, bus over the Wilmot Pass, boat on Doubtful Sound. Very special trip absolutely loved it.  more »

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