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Doubtful Sound

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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice day trip on the Doubtful Sound enyoing all the nature around - water, waterfalls, mountains and beautiful trees. It was interesting to see the opening of the Doubtful Sound to the wild Tasman Ocean and sea lions on the rocks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carola S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Doubtful Sound by all accounts is a quieter tour than Milford Sound which is more commercialised. The two tours are allegedly different with Doubtful Sound being more open and Milford being more closed in by the mountains. The journey to Doubtful Sound is fun with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JackoEastSussex
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. Much larger and much more dramatic than Milford Sound, you will not be disappointed. Do the overnight trip if possible. It takes a bit to get there but is well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CaymanMike
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so glad we took the time to do Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. On a previous visit to NZ we did Milford Sound but Doubtful is such a different experience. Its so remote and untouched compared to Milford Sound which is very touristy....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As with the other sounds, it was beautiful and the best way to see it is via the water. I did it on a cruise ship, the scenery is stunning and my photos came out great

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TheCount69
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must do in NZ. Beautiful scenery, a wonderful holiday destination for anyone. Very informative commentary and so many photo opportunities.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bellawongarah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Doubtful Sound is a must see tour that has so much bang for buck. A combination of coach and boat, the tour showed the flora and fauna and beautiful viewpoints of the fjord. Malcolm, the tour bus driver, did a great job of guiding us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank poltor
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the overnight cruise with Deep Cove charters which was excellent. Unfrotunately, a lot of Doubtful Sound's rainfall seemed to come that day, but it did not detract from the experience as it meant hundreds of temporary waterfalls appeared. The boat takes 12 people,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul_R99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a cruise ship that passed through the sound slowly and allowed the passengers to enjoy the beauty of New Zealand's fjords. Incredible beauty.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tlahuele
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of my entire vacation. Not inexpensive though. You need to take a 20 min bus ride than a boat ride on the lake to amazing bus ride with amazing bus tour guides to your boat ride with another great guide. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sorry all. I posted this in the wrong place.
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We went with Real Journeys and we’re very happy.
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We just got back from Milford Sound and although we only did the cruise part (through Trips & Tramps) and no day hike in the area, I would recommend you contact Trips & Tramps to gather information or at least look at their... More
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