Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Southland Region / Fiordland National Park / Te Anau / Doubtful Sound
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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So glad we did this cruise, stunning scenery, wilderness at its finest, this is a must do if on the south island more »
Understand that ‘doubtful Sounds’ rains 200 days a year so you can expect that if you visit you will likely get rain. Don’t be put off by this as the amount of waterfalls we got to see was... more »
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