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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  • Went with go orange. Exceptional experience. The scenery would make the visit with whole anyway,but the boat crews and drivers were all very easy going and knowledgeable. Special thanks to Tony on our...  more »
  • We stayed in Te Anau from where a coach picked us up for the first leg to the dock on Manapouri Lake for an hour boat ride to the hydro electric power station where we switched to a bus trip over Wilm...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing. We saw a lot of falls, dolphins jumping next to our boat and the nature was breathtaking. I enjoyed it very much.
  • beautiful natural scenery, you can breath the fresh air, hear the birds sound. A place without human pollution.
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