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Doubtful Sound

Fiordland National Park | 77, Manapouri-Te Anau Hwy, Southland 9600, New Zealand, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The day trip from Queenstown to Doubtful Sound is tiring but definitely worth it. I've never seen anything like it before. The scenery is breathtaking.

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Adelaide
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Peaceful part of New Zealand, natural beauty, spectacular on a clear day. Don't forget your binoculars. Look out for wild life, there is plenty to see.

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Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything about Fiordland is amazing and this sound offers a lot more than Milford - i.e. the journey to it is an experience. It has more wild life. We went with Real Journey's and they offer a great experience

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The trip alone across Manapouri is fantastic, then the power station is something else - quite a feat of engineering. And then the Sound - if only I could come here every day.

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Pottsville, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited here on the Rapsody of the Seas, great Christmas cruise, absolutely stunning scenery, we actually went into Milford Sound and Dusky Sound, seeing these spectacular sounds by ship is amazing

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Have just returned from an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound in New Zealand with Fiordland Expeditions. This company does not seem to have the same high profile as their competitors but I could not imagine any other company providing the absolutely superb experience offered by this company. The boat was clean, comfortable and efficient. The meals were absolutely brilliant thanks... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Amazing scenery; good nature guide and overall a wonderful day. I recommend staying in Te Anau which makes a long day a bit shorter.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I loved being on the boat and seeing the islands up close. I was interested to see the underground power station too.

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Bath
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60 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We booked on an overnight trip Fiordland Expeditions booked with Mandy and this was so efficient and on arrival we were met by Dave and Alan our crew for the trip. From the trip across the lake to the mini bus ride to the boat was superb and then the fun started on the boat with a comfortable cabin and... More

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Essex
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The overnight cruise on the Fiordland Navigator was an incredible experience. The boast is comfortable, the food is good and the crew great.

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