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From Queenstown: Premium Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip

1. From Queenstown: Premium Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip

Visit Doubtful Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. Board a luxury bus and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through the rolling countryside to Manapouri. Enjoy informative commentary along the way from your driver. From Manapouri, cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Then board a coach to cross the alpine route of the Wilmot Pass, through some of Fiordland National Park’s most dense rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, climb aboard a modern catamaran for a 2.75-hour cruise, exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. See waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife. Your knowledgeable nature guides will provide you with engaging and informative commentary throughout.  You'll be treated to the sound of silence when the vessel’s engines are turned off. Experience floating on the fiord, with only the rush of waterfalls and birdsong to break the silence. Bring your own lunch, or purchase snacks on board in the vessel’s cafes. If you would like to preorder a picnic lunch, feel free to contact the activity provider directly after booking. When it rains in Fiordland, the landscape is especially dramatic. The scenery is spectacular, and you will stay dry and comfortable from your vantage point on the catamaran. At the end of your cruise, return over Wilmot Pass by coach and cruise across Lake Manapouri before the bus journey back to Queenstown.

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What people are saying about Doubtful Sound

Really beautiful trip across Lake Manapouri and on Doubtful Sound. Great information provided on the boats and in the bus. We had the chance to see dolphins and New Zealand fur seals in the Doubtful Sound. It's amazing to see nature this untouched like it is there.

Everything was very well run. Jonny our bus driver was good fun and informative. Both boat trips were stunning. We were blessed with a calm day so got to to ‘silence in the sound’ where the engines were turned off. Amazing. Thank you for a great day.

It was 3 cruises day trip. But it will be delighted only when u are lucky enough to see dolphins and seals. No free food or snack or drink provided.

We had a fantastic time although we did pick the perfect day for it. It was a fun commentary on the bus and the boats were both good!

Very well organized and gorgeous. Thank you for flat water, no rain, and great Captain!