Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

Categories: Bodies of Water, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Put Doubtful Sound and other Te Anau attractions into our Te Anau itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My husband and I visited the sound today. We are seniors and had no problems. We booked through trips and tramps as you get a discount when you book both this and milford. We were picked up at 9 am at...  read more »
  • Fjords of Doubtful Sound are impressive not only for relief, but also for animals like seals, dolphins, penguins, lieis, wekas and other birds. Worth the trip.
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  • We decided to celebrate our birthdays in Doubtful sound. A friend said:"only Mandy and Richard..." Indeed we walked into dreamland. They were caring, knowledgeable, attentive and made each wish come t...  read more »
  • One of the "fjords" in New Zealand, from the water beautiful but Milford Sound is more spectacular.
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