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Doubtful Sound

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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

There are 2 companies that will get you to Doubtful Sound which is at least as spectacular as the well known Milford Sound. I'd recommend Go Orange. They are much cheaper than the main company and offer the same trip with much more of a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brightsidejon
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I’d done Milford Sound on previous NZ travels and had loved it, so was very torn on whether to revisit the more popular Milford, or experience the different, less dramatic (or so I’d been misinformed) Doubtful Sound. I delegated decision making to Matt who had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After the magnificence of Milford we then visited Doubtful with Go Orange. Great crew and excellent connections. Wonderful experience to witness this monster Sound/Fjord. Weather was a bit temperamental but made for a moody and windy time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmaccallum63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of Doubtful Sound. Super staff. Very informative. The vistas are magnificent. If you are in the area, go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Harry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to spend the last day of 2018! Scenery is simply stunning and the day flew by. We did the early morning trip and drove from Te Anau to the first boat departure point which was convenient and easy parking. We brought our own...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SydneySmurfs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot emphasize this enough... go to Doubtful Sound!!! This was definitely one of the best experiences we had in NZ. And they have penguins! Don't let the name fool you, this is really a fjord. Early English settlers didn't know the difference at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank canadianexile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone asks, “Doubtful or Milford”. Answer is try and do both. They are so different. Doubtful is bigger, more isolated, quieter, less steep, longer to get to, fewer people, but doesn’t have the Milford Sounds highway which is a pleasure in itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diampe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a full day adventure for my son & I to spend Xmas day ... this was it. Was a fantastic day from being promptly picked up by our driver - Lewis from our Queenstown accomodation. Lewis guided us through the beautiful country side,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amandari1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up promptly at our motel in Te Anau by our driver ,Malcolm. He picked up a couple of other families d then drove us 20 minutes down the road to lake Manapouri. Here we boarded our intermediate boat across the length of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

overall it was nice and well organized, but if i were to do it again I will not spend the night, the company does a great job and the staff is amazing. the food is wonderful, except perhaps excessive. Not enough to do to justify...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Margaret F
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Response from casgoes | Reviewed this property |
We went with Real Journeys and we’re very happy.
Dawn R
7 August 2018|
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Response from Onlyplacesilike | Reviewed this property |
Overnight cruise with Real Journeys on Doubtful Sound was our NZ highlight too. We were there with our two girls in their early twenties and everyone loved it. We met some interesting people, food was good, and there was a... More
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
Singles, but I failed to mention the sand fleas are bad there. Put on plenty of repellent. The water is smooth as glass, so should be no problem