Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

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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  • We did doubtful sound overnight cruise before the Milford sound nature cruise the next day. We really enjoyed this experience. You get a coach to the first lake which you have a boat ride across...  more »
  • Doubtful Sound was our only option as the road to Milford Sound was closed for repair. However it was an excellent alternative the views were stunning and the weather was bright sunny and warm so the....  more »

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