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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  • Nice things aren't cheap, including nature! I paid a whopping for $309NZ Doubtful Sound day trip at the 10:30am late departure trip(Note its $259 for the 8am trip, but I'm no early bird). But I'm glad...  more »
  • This must be one of the best values for your money I have come across. $230. NZ dollars. And I know you could probably get it cheaper depending where you purchase your tickets. Get yourself to Manapou...  more »
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