Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

Water Body · Wildlife Area
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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  • Did a full day boat tour which was well worth it. I think this was a better option than a two hour Milford experience because you can see a lot on the drive in.  more »
  • Well run boat trip here by Real Journeys. Worth the money and the free tea/coffee was nice especially as it got a bit cold on the way back. Take lots of warm jackets and sand-fly repellent.  more »
  • We had amazing weather Amazing We saw seals, dolphins and a whale We went with real cruises 7:00am returned at 14:30 take your lunch with you  more »

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