Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise LT-97A

Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand


Travel to Doubtful Sounds deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. You can either travel by road from Te Anau to Lake Manapouri, or join the tour in Manapouri. The tour commences crossing Lake Manapouri by boat. You will then traverse the Wilmot Pass by road to Doubtful Sounds and enjoy a three hour wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sounds one of the truly remote regions of New Zealand. The tour includes a picnic lunch and a tour of the Manapouri Power Station.

Join this tour in Manapouri to experience an untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as you experience its deep wilderness, be struck by its silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. The tour begins in  Manapouri with a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri and then by road over Wilmot Pass, from the pass experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. In Doubtful Sound, board a spacious, purpose built catamaran for a three hour cruise, with full commentary, through this pristine fiord. During the cruise landmarks will be pointed out and information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. The tour included is a visit to one of New Zealand’s major sources of sustainable energy – the Manapouri Underground Power Station.


  • 10.30 Tour commences in Manapouri
  • Cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri
  • Traverse the Wilmot Pass by road
  • 3 hour cruise on Doubtful Sounds
  • Picnic Lunch on board the cruise
  • Visit Manapouri Underground Power Station
  • Tour Returns to Manapouri at  5.00 pm
  • Tour Duration 7.5 hours approximately

This tour can also commence in Te Anau with coach transfers from Te Anau to Manapouri and return Tour option LT-97B

This option commences at 09.00 am and returns to Te Anau at 6.00 pm. Tour Duration 9.5 hours approximately

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.30 am or 10.30 am depending on option
Duration : Either 7.5 hours or 9.5 hours depending on option
Maximum number of people : 45
Venue Facilities : Air conditional coach with panoramic windows and full commentary. Wildnerness Cruise on Doubtful Sounds with Picnic Lunch and Manapouri Power Station tour.
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