Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

4.8
#1 of 40 in Wildlife in Southland Region
Water Body · Wildlife Area
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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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  • Wow - what a great couple of days with the team onboard Tutoko II. Got to experience the extremes of what Fiordland has to offer with day one witnessing waterfalls being blown back up the cliff face.....  more
    Wow - what a great couple of days with the team onboard Tutoko II. Got to experience the extremes of what Fiordland has to offer with day one witnessing waterfalls being blown back up the cliff face.....  more »
  • Despite not having the best day for our trip, there were clear patches that allowed as to truly see the beauty around us. The only easy way o the sound is via boat across lake Manapour, bus across.....  more
    Despite not having the best day for our trip, there were clear patches that allowed as to truly see the beauty around us. The only easy way o the sound is via boat across lake Manapour, bus across.....  more »
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  • An awesome trip, we'll worth it🙂
  • FANTASTIC a must do on your bucket list.

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