Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

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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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  • This really is one of the greats. We were lucky with the weather, but even so this would rate as an extraordinary experience and well worth the money (it is not cheap) for the overnight cruise and the...  more »
  • What a treat! This boat was spacious and clean, the cabins were comfortable with en suite bathrooms, and the crew were excellent. Alan prepared a fabulous lunch of crayfish tails, salads, warm focacci...  more »
  • If there's just one thing you do in New Zealand it should be this wonderful overnight cruise in the beautiful Fiordland Navigator. Your trip starts by crossing Lake Manapouri then coach transfer over ...  more »