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Address: Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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US$173.04*
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau or Manapouri
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Doubtful Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight from Te Anau
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Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Beautiful BUT IT IS >6 HOURS

Beautiful even when we went on a completely stormy day, not a single piece of blue in the sky but temporary waterfalls everywhere the eye could see (not that there was great... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful even when we went on a completely stormy day, not a single piece of blue in the sky but temporary waterfalls everywhere the eye could see (not that there was great visibility). We did the 3 hour tour and the only complaint is that the web site said it was a 3 hour tour but it takes about two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound & Glow Worm tours, all from Te Anau - and this was definitely our favourite. While both fjords are spectacular, the Doubtful Sound tour is much quieter & more relaxed than tours of Milford, and you spend more time on a boat rather than in a bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a day tour of this truly majestic place. I doubt(hurhur) there is any other place like this anywhere. Dress warm and waterproof if you want some really nice photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. What a professional outfit! Bus drivers, skippers and all staff were very friendly. Commentaries on the bus and the boat were very informative. The real hero was of course Doubtful Sound. Amazing and awesome cannot begin to describe this place. Best part was when the motor was switched off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drive from Te Anau to Manapouri. We parked car there and left our luggages in the car as well. It is safe there. We start tour with bus ride over Wilmot Pass. A lot people like Kayaking and even take 15 minutes swimming. Dinner and breakfast is wonderful, so much food. The views during sunset and sunrise period are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got back today from the overnight cruise around Doubtful Sound on the Fiordland Navigator run by Real Journeys. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. First you are picked up by coach at the company's office in the centre of town and taken for a half-hour drive to the edge of the biggest lake in New Zealand and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do if you can swing it. I decided to go with Real Journeys because they have been at it the longest and it was considerably more affordable for me as a solo traveller with the quad share. It was a bigger group than I would have preferred, but I will say they had plenty of staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Milford Sound on one day and then Doubtful Sound the next. Both visits were with the tour company, Real Journeys, and there was no rain on either day. We were staying in Te Anau which was where the coach to Milford Sound departs from. (You can do either tour from Queenstown but it makes for an awfully long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely do an overnight tour of this sound and do it with Fiordland expeditions. A 14 person boat (11 passengers, 3 crew) gave the most intimate experience. We had an amazing time on the boat and were pleasantly surprised by the sleeping and bathroom conditions. 3 of us were full vegetarians and Alex made us AWESOME food... I'm talking arancini... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After researching access into Doubtful Sound it quickly became apparent that a tour was our only option. We really wanted to go go kayaking and fishing in the Sound and decided that paying extra for a small cruise would be the way to go. We were not disappointed with our choice. Right from the moment Brian picked us up in... More 

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