Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

4.8
#1 of 41 in Wildlife in Southland Region
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • We enjoyed Doubtful Sound especially the sealions at the entrance to the sound. Unfortunately the weather was not great but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits.. Lots of beautiful scenery. 
    We enjoyed Doubtful Sound especially the sealions at the entrance to the sound. Unfortunately the weather was not great but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits.. Lots of beautiful scenery.  more »
  • Excellent 7 hour day trip with a boat trip across Lake Manapouri, then a bus over Wilmont Pass and a boat trip on Doubtful sound. Stunning scenery and great trip with an informative commentary from... 
    Excellent 7 hour day trip with a boat trip across Lake Manapouri, then a bus over Wilmont Pass and a boat trip on Doubtful sound. Stunning scenery and great trip with an informative commentary from...  more »
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  • An awesome trip, we'll worth it🙂
  • FANTASTIC a must do on your bucket list.

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