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 made the trip for the Switzerland (24 hours) and we are found in February on the day agreed for the cruise on the Sound Doublful. The person who received us just said she forgot our reservation and left us standing there... without offering us an alternative. We are back in Switzerland without visiting the Fjordlands... Sad... Service tie.
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  • A boat a bus and then another boat to see the beautiful Doubtful Sound real worth doing. We purchased a prepaid lunch which was very tasty and certainly enough food for the day.  more »
  • 4 coach rides & 3 cruises makes for a very long day & apart from the cruise itself there's really not much else - the tea/coffee facilities kept me entertained - 1 star for that. Although there was a ...  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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