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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  • What a beautiful country we live in! Doubtful Sound is so spectacular, I loved every aspect of the trip. I didn’t mind the boat ride to west arm then the 40 min bus ride to doubtful sound. The lunch p...  more »
  • We were scheduled for a Milford Sound cruise but the road there was closed due to forecast heavy rain so we changed our booking to Real Journeys' Doubtful Sound day trip. It was pouring rain in the mo...  more »
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