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“Stunning overnight in doubtful sound!”
Review of Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We booked an overnight in doubtful sound on the fjordland navigator boat. The journey to the sound is long. We took a coach from queenstown to lake manapouri. From there a ferry to the road which takes you to the sound where you board the boat.

The staff on the boat are great. Very knowledgeable about the area, there is a nature expert and a full staff including chef.

The views, the peaceful environment, the nature, seals, penguins all contribute to an amazing experience!

On top of that, the food is absolutely delicious!

Omar

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We did the overnight cruise from Te Anau. Brilliand bus drivers and skippers who were willing to point out many areas of interest. Our weather was drizzle, rain and more drizzle with snow overnight, yet that made the experience even better with lots of waterfalls and cloud covered mountains. The food on board was brilliant and sleep quality excellent. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nigel L
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A wonderful experience, even in cooler or cloudy weather. The remoteness and wildness of this place is something else! Stunningly beautiful and the joy of feeling almost at one with the world (well as one as you can be with a boatload of people enjoying the same thing) is incredible. The bus driver we had was both entertaining and informative, sharing his knowledge on the area. A long day but very worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 963Marika
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The trip was 7 hours long. It was a great trip to see and feel pristine nature of New Zealand. We had both sunny and overcast weather in one day which was a real bliss to us.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Serajis
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We did the one day trip to doubtful which worked really well. The ride across beautiful lake manapouri was a good start and the bus ride to doubtful was very interesting. The driver was entertaining with his commentary and took detours and stopped for photo opportunities and punted or wild life. He doubled as cruise guide as well and did a great job. So helpful and gave interesting commentary.
The cruise took 3 hrs and covered the full length of the sound out to the Tasman Sea. We saw fiordland penguins on the little island at the mouth of the sound.
The scenery was stunningly good, grander and more varied than Milford sound and there were much fewer people in doubtful sound.
The whole trip took 7 hrs.....time very well spent

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nick w
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