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Doubtful Sound

Address: Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau
94%
Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Travelled with Real Journeys and had a great day in Fiord land. It involves a bus, boat bus and another boat to begin this trip into a world of steep cliffs, ferns, mosses, beech forests, dolphins, seals and seabirds. Staff were friendly and gave lots of information about the past and present points of interests.We were fortunate to have Dolphins... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I've just come back from an overnight visit to Doubtful Sound with Fiordland Expeditions. We chose them because we didn't want your run-of-the-mill cruise with a hundred people, and it turns out we made a great decision: it was an incredible experience! We were met at Pearl Harbour by Maureen, and caught the ferry over lake Manapouri, where we were... More 

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant - excellent value for money, and the weather was absolutely perfect. Knowledgeable staff on the boat so altogether and really great experience and day out. We went with Real Journeys and it was worth every penny.

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melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

To be fair, Real Journey's is given a big help by Mother Nature, in creating a stunning and memorable fijordland experience. We chose the Doubtful Sound overnight over Milford Sound because my mum, who has motion sickness, was a bit worried about the longer bus ride to Milford Sound. She was also quite concerned about the boat but the water... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing overnight cruise in Doubtful sound with Fiordland Expeditions. The Good: 1. Everything was super efficient, smooth and well-handled, right from the bus ride from Lake Mannapouri, the cruise, and back. 2. The crew Sean, Joshua and the captain were all warm, friendly, and really fun to be around. 3. We were lucky that the particular day... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Book with one of the smaller boat carriers for overnight and personalized experience. Maybe go twice so you get to see both sun and rain in the sounds. We had sun which was great but would have loved to see the waterfalls after a rain.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We spent one night on Doubtful Sound on Southern Secret, it was a most amazing experience we had Dolphins swimming and playing right beside we caught fish and some kayaked the food was prepared by the 2 girl crew and it was scrumptious in fact the lunch was one of the best meals we have had in NZ. There were... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning Everything perfect from the boat trip across Manapouri the bus ride and then the cruise Nothing was lacking and I can not recommend it highly enough I have travelled extensively overseas and nothing surpasses this for the scenery A must do

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A lot of review about Doubtful sound, but a lot more for Milford Sound, don’t know why Milford Sound more popular than Doubtful Sound? OK, the main difference is, at Milford Sound you travelling more ON the ROAD, than the time of cruising on the Sound, while at Doubtful Sound you time on the cruise is more than DOUBLE of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

By the time you actually reach Doubtful Sound, you are in no doubt that you're a long way from anywhere. We went with Real Journeys. The trip across Lake Manapori and the bus ride up and down (and down!) New Zealand's most expensive road (Km for Km) is beautiful, and the Sound itself spectacular. It is not as pretty and... More 

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