Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

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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  • This is an amazing trip, much easier than Milford Sound, less touristy. The crew on the Navigator were so friendly and well informed. We saw so much wildlife and even manage a swim! Hats off to...  more »
  • Just has to be done! You cannot appreciate the esplendor of Fiordland without visiting Doubtful Sound. Yes most yours are expensive but it’s an expense you have to count with! It’s huge, gran...  more »
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