Queenstown: Scenic flight & Cruise in Doubtful Sound
Pickup includedComplimentary pick-up at any hotel within the Queenstown CBD region. Pick-up in the greater basin can be arranged at an extra cost.
- Enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight across the Southern Lakes, Fiordland, and the Lord of the Rings countryside
- Cruise across Lake Manapouri and visit the underground power house
- Explore a less-travelled region away from the crowds for a true New Zealand experience
- Enjoy a scenic coach journey across Wilmot Pass down to Deep Cove
- Cruise across Lake Manapouri passing the second largest hydroelectric power station in New Zealand
This tour of Doubtful Sound offers a wonderful opportunity for travelers who have already visited Milford Sound and want to explore more of this unique New Zealand environment. This tour is also an ideal wet weather option if Milford Sound is closed due to inclement weather because the flight to Doubtful Sound is not as weather dependent as the flight to Milford Sound.
Following the glorious scenic flight, you will connect to a cruise departing from Pearl Harbor on Lake Manapouri. At the head of the lake is New Zealand's largest hydro-electric power station, which was first completed in 1971 and considered a feat of engineering in New Zealand history.
Next on the tour is a coach journey across Wilmot Pass down to Deep Cove. A catamaran boat will then whisk you to the head of Doubtful Sound, where you will be inspired by the area rich in flora and fauna. At 421 meters deep, Doubtful Sound is the deepest of the fiords in the area, and is long and winding with 3 distinct “arms”. On this scenic excursion you can look out for New Zealand fur seals and the Fiordland Crested Penguin on the many small islets at the entrance of the fiord during the Penguin breeding season.
- Transfers from hotels in Queenstown
- Scenic return flights to Manapouri
- Cruise across Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound
- Picnic Lunch
- People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
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Standard cancellation policy applies