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. Using our custom trip planner, Te Anau attractions like Doubtful Sound can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went with go orange. Exceptional experience. The scenery would make the visit with whole anyway,but the boat crews and drivers were all very easy going and knowledgeable. Special thanks to Tony on our...  more »
  • We stayed in Te Anau from where a coach picked us up for the first leg to the dock on Manapouri Lake for an hour boat ride to the hydro electric power station where we switched to a bus trip over Wilm...  more »
  • After every trip there is usually one thing I do that chews at me and causes me some regret/remorse. Ours was listening to the ‘Doubters’- yes it is bigger than Milford , it is a longer tour on the bo...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing. We saw a lot of falls, dolphins jumping next to our boat and the nature was breathtaking. I enjoyed it very much.
  • beautiful natural scenery, you can breath the fresh air, hear the birds sound. A place without human pollution.
  • A true wonder - would suggest using an electric vessel. Will truly represent "The Place of Silence"
  • If you have an opportunity do not think twice about it. A beautiful wilderness experience. We were fortunate to have snow capped hills. Such dramatic scenery. We went on the Fiordland navigator for an overnight stay. An incredible journey.
  • Fabulous place. We did the Real Journeys overnight tour which was well worth it!
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