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Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

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Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

Which boat cruise is preferred if we only have time to do one (during daytime), please. Thanks

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1. Re: Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

Most people agree that the drive in to Milford Sound is as spectaular as the cruise itself. In addition outside of the winter months you can self-drive into Milford Sound, which you cannot do into DS.

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2. Re: Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

On our recent trip we did both. The MS drive is a great experience, and we stayed one night there in order to do the boat journey first thing in the morning when things are quieter. I am glad we did it that way, and very pleased that we drove ourselves and took our time.

DS is a longer boat trip because of the need to cross Lake Manapouri. The hydro electric station was much more interesting than I expected.

If you can only do one, then Milford would be my choice, but we were pleased we did both.

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3. Re: Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

it depends on price and what you want to see and doo, both are quite different. to see doubtful sound you must travel by boat accorss lake manapouri which is regarded as NZ most beutiful lake, then travel by coach accross the wilmott Pass, then visit Doubtfull sound. the fiord is twice as big as Milford sound. A visit to the Power staion at West Arm of manapouri is generaly included either on the way there or on the way back.

Milford sound is accessed by road, highlights include the drive in via the holyford valley and through the Hommer Tunnel. The launch Cruise has meals available on board, and highlights also includes the Bowen falls also the highest mountain in the world to assend directly out of the sea (mitre peak)

the choice is yours, either way you will not be disapointed

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4. Re: Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound

They are both so different. Milford has more dramatic narrow steep mountains. Doubtful Sound is huge and more immense. The drive into Milford is dramatic. If you can do both do a day tour on Milford and an overnight on Doubtful Sound. You would not regret it.

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