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Doubtful Sound

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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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“wilmot pass” (137 reviews)
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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Doubtful Sound is beautiful and a great alternative to its bigger, more crowded cousin Milford Sound. We kayaked in the rain, hiked to waterfalls and by night we got to see the thousand worm glow outside of a cave. Check it out, enjoy the views...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Real Journeys does a great job with the Doubtful Sound cruise. The drive through the Wilmot Pass is just long enough to see the rainforest scenery. With this cruise, you are the only boat in the sound and get the full scenic effect without all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly Doubtful Sound cruise has been the highlight of our South New Zealand tour. I , my son Sarthak and wife Dipa had a great time.We were very lucky indeed to have a very good weather on that day and night and the sunset over...More

Thank Aloke P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit site. Every turn of the ship provided amazing nature sites. Rugged mountains to water falls to tall tress and birds and Seals too. Food on the ship was average. Valley of the Silence was beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our overnight trip with Real Journeys to Doubtful Sound has to be one of the highlights of our NZ holiday. We’d heard about how beautiful the Sounds were and decided we preferred Doubtful over Milford, with the latter feeling more touristy and commercial. We took...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the winter overnight cruise, we had two days of the most magical weather, the crew of Dave the skipper and Jenz the chef could not have been more helpful. Mandy managed all the bookings. OK. So if you want a 5 star...More

Thank Scott O
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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Doubtful Sound, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Scott, I think you've put it quite succinctly. I will pass on your thanks to the team. Richard.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the day trip sponsored by Real Journeys. The trip was run well except for acquiring the lunch which was totally disorganized and of poor quality. The best part of the boat journey in Doubtful Sound was when they turned off the boat engine...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We did the overnight on board the @realjourneys ship and had the most incredible experience. I can't recommend this amazing place highly enough...just don't miss it! We travelled around this area for 2 weeks and each corner just kept on delivering more mind blowing scenery...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

It takes a long time to reach doubtful sound, so make sure you plan your trip well, especially when you are driving to Te anu from queenstown. Once you get there you still have to park your car which is a up the hill, and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a perfect day on the water! We travelled with Real Journeys - across Lake Manapouri on a boat; over Wilmott Pass in a coach and in Doubtful Sound by another boat. All transport was very comfortable. Because it was the tail end of...More

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JA74
April 15, 2018|
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Response from CJHChas | Reviewed this property |
I did everything through Trailfinders in Manchester. They provided an excellent package.
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Michela A
March 15, 2018|
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Response from colkop | Reviewed this property |
It is a very large body of water and it will depend on where the captain drops anchor.
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Daniel J
January 6, 2018|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daniel that’s for Milford Sounds we saw camp spots as for Doubtful they do overnight stays on the boats, Te Anau a good spot for both Sounds trips breaks it up from QT
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