• 1 Day Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up
  • Add-ons Optional

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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What to Expect
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Take in the beauty and vastness of remote Doubtful Sound on this wilderness cruise!

From Queenstown you'll travel to Manapouri and onward to the heart of Fiordland National Park where you will experience the deep wilderness of the beautiful Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound is three times longer than Milford Sound and has a surface area ten times larger. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, we're sure that it will take your breath away.

As there is no direct road access, the only way you can get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. Along the way you'll pause to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.

You'll then board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran for a 3 hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They're always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

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Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown

  • Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.

  • Transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.

  • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.

  • As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.

Dining arrangement:
  • Click here for the Picnic Lunch.

  • Click here for the Deluxe Picnic Lunch.

  • Please note that the lunch options must be pre-ordered.

  • There is a licensed bar on board.

  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available.

  • Child tickets: Ages 5 - 14 years

  • Infants under 4 years of age can take part in this tour for free.

  • Tour times: 7:30 am - 8:15 pm

  • Tour duration: 12 hours 45 minutes

What to bring:

  • Non-slip shoes/boots

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Is it worth going to Doubtful Sounds on a wet day?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. Of course! When it rains in Fiordland the landscape is dramatic - rock faces stream with waterfalls, mist hangs around the tops of the mountains and rivers and streams rage. From a dry comfortable vantage point on the bus or boat, this landscape is spectacular for sightseeing. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary

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