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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound is one of the most remote places in Fiordland National Park. Discover the pristine wilderness as we transport you right into the heart of it all. Practically untouched by humans, apart from the select few allowed to operate there, our Tasman explorer cruises the fiord for three hours.

You can also embark on a day Kayak experience or Kayak + Camp adventure for two days with our crew.

Can we self-drive to Doubtful Sound?

You can self-drive to Manapouri. You can’t however drive into Doubtful Sound, there’s a lake and a pass to cross before you reach Deep Cove (Doubtful Sound).

How long will it take us to drive to Manapouri?

If you are leaving from Queenstown, allow at least three hours to be on time to check in for your cruise. If you are driving from Te Anau then allow half an hour.

Is there somewhere to park at Manapouri?

Yes, we have plenty of public parking opposite our Manapouri Visitor Centre.

Can we sleep in Doubtful Sound?

Unless you pack a tent and embark on one of the many tracks in the region you can’t sleep in Doubtful Sound. However, you can book an overnight kayak experience, that way you can camp in the wilderness with our guides.

Does it rain in Doubtful Sound?

Doubtful Sound is in Fiordland National Park, one of the wettest places on Earth, so yes it gets pretty rainy. Doubtful Sound in the rain is one of the most spectacular places in the world, you will be in for a treat.

What wildlife will we see and are we guaranteed to see some?

Every morning we send our dolphin callers out, we joke but yes there is wildlife in Doubtful Sound. Dolphins, penguins and seals reside in the Doubtful Sound however as they are wild there is no guarantee they will come out to play.