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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises from Te Anau

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Overview

Travel with us on a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises from Te Anau into the deep wilderness of the Fiordland National Park to experience the immensity and cloistered serenity of one of New Zealand's pristine natural wonders, the Doubtful Sound.

Lying on the fringes of the sparsely inhabited southwest New Zealand, Doubtful Sound humbles visitors by its imposing grandeur and powerful solitude. The majesty of the scenery is amplified by the ‘Sound of silence,’ itself interrupted only by the muted rumblings of distant waterfall and birdsong.

Your journey into these wildlife-rich lands starts in Manapouri with a scenic cruise across the crystal clear waters of the beautiful Lake Manapouri, followed by a ride over New Zealand’s most expensive road, the densely forested Wilmot Pass, as it traverses the Fiordland National Park. Along the way, you'll have the chance to take in the majestic sight of Doubtful Sound shimmering below from a lookout point high in the pass.

Upon arrival in Doubtful Sound, you will board our spacious and custom-built catamaran Patea Explorer for a three-hour cruise through this vast, untrammeled fjord. Learn about the area’s history and geology as our knowledgeable nature guide points out to you the fjord’s important landmarks. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, like fur seals, dolphins and the rare Fiordland crested penguin, as they bask on the rocks or patrol the waters. 

Deluxe Picnic Lunch*

  • Fresh filled wrap
  • ham & cheese croissant
  • chopped fruit with yogurt
  • cheese and crackers
  • muesli slice
  • nuts and chocolate
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water.

Picnic Lunch*

  • Fresh filled wrap
  • chopped fruit
  • muesli slice
  • nuts and chocolate
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water.

*Vegetarian option available 

Please order your lunch when you make your booking. Lunches to be picked up at the Manapouri Visitor Centre prior to boarding the vessel. Lunch menus are indicative only.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

COST PER PERSON

October 2020 - April 2021

  • Adult: NZ$318 (9:30am)
  • Child: NZ$85

May 2020 - September 2020

  • Adult: NZ$283 (9:30am)
  • Child: NZ$85

* Children 5-14 years; Infants 0-4 are free of charge but MUST be added to your booking

 

Lunch Options (must be prebooked)

October 2020 - September 2021

  • Picnic: NZ$22
  • Deluxe Picnic: NZ$29

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