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COACH TOUR & DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS CRUISE FROM QUEENSTOWN 


Doubtful Sound lies at the geographic heart of Fiordland National Park. Three times longer than Milford Sound, it has a sea surface area 10 times larger. Discover Doubtful Sound and be struck by the quality of it's silence - a silence broken only by birdsong, or the rushing of a distant waterfall. 

Despite it's remote location, Doubtful Sound can be readily experienced in a day on board a luxury coach from Queenstown. On arrival in Manapouri you'll begin with a cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to view some of Fiordland's most dense rainforest and to see Doubtful Sound far below.

Upon reaching Deep Cove, join the wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound. Explore the vast waterways on a three hour full-length cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Keep a lookout for penguins, seals at the Nee Inlets, and the resident pod of Bottlenose dolphins!

You can also join this tour from Te Anau via coach or by self driving directly to Manapouri. For more information see the Doubtful Sound Coach and Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau or the  Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri. 

If you had to pick one Sound to visit in Fiordland, then Doubtful would take the cake for us. Although the journey to Milford Sound is incredible, your experience on the Fiord itself in Doubtful Sound is far more remote and less commercial, making it our pick of the two. However, if you have the opportunity and time to visit both Milford and Doubtful Sounds you are sure to be equally impressed with both!

Doubtful Sound: Coach and Wilderness Cruise Location

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