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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  • We did the day trip with Go Orange from Te Anau. After a short drive to Lake Manapouri, we boarded a ferry to cross the lake and then onto a coach which wound up through Wilmot Pass and down to Doubtf...  more »
  • Sumi-e painting landscapes in the rain. Moment, but I could see the Penguin, but hail? There was, unfortunately. There are plenty of waterfalls (Schuss? ), Was a world without sound (rain and birds singing outside). Rain gear is essential
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  • Did the overnight cruise with Fiordland expeditions. Saw dolphins, seals and penguins. The kayaking from the boat was great. Fantastic food and plenty of it. Booked an ensuite room which was warm and ...  more »
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  • Fantastic! You can do a overnight cruise. Just amazing. Not as touristic as milfortsounds Just what I like
  • One of the "fjords" in New Zealand, from the water beautiful but Milford Sound is more spectacular.
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