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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  • Amazing experience overnight is the way to go. We went in the bigger ship with 70 odd passengers. Alternative is smaller boat with 12  more »
  • The experience of a lifetime. Trip on lake Te-Anau then coach ride over the pass and finally boat onto Doubtful Sound which is amazing. So beautiful and when the engines are switched off and all is...  more »
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