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From Te Anau: Premium Doubtful Sound Coach & Cruise

Product ID: 179876
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Travel to an untouched world in Fiordland National Park from Te Anau. Enjoy a cruise across Lake Manapouri, a short coach trip over Wilmot Pass, then discover Doubtful Sound on a magnificent cruise. Be on the lookout dolphins, fur seals and more!
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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Travel from Te Anau to Manapouri to experience the spectacular Doubtful Sound
  • Enjoy a peaceful cruise across the crystal-clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • Climb aboard a catamaran at Deep Cove for a 2 hour and 45-minute cruise of the fiord
  • Learn about the region from your knowledgeable nature guide
  • Keep a lookout for dolphins, seals and even penguins
Full description
Discover Doubtful Sound on a day trip from Te Anau and experience the remote wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Start your excursion by journeying 30 minutes by small coach through rolling countryside from Te Anau to Manapouri.

Board a cruise that will take you across picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a coach trip across Wilmot Pass before boarding the Patea Explorer at Deep Cove. The purpose-built catamaran will ensure a spectacular 2 hour and 45-minute cruise experience on Doubtful Sound. You can add on a preordered picnic lunch at checkout, bring your own lunch, or purchase snacks onboard the vessel’s cafés. 

See waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife during the cruise. Your knowledgeable nature guides will provide engaging and informative commentary throughout. When it rains in Fiordland, the landscape is especially dramatic - always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit. From a dry comfortable vantage point on board the coach or vessel, this landscape is spectacular. At the end of your cruise, return over Wilmot Pass by coach and cruise across Lake Manapouri before the short coach journey back to Te Anau.
  • Return transport from Te Anau to Manapouri
  • Return Lake Manapouri cruise
  • Return short coach trip with commentary through Wilmot Pass
  • 2 hour and 45-minute Doubtful Sound cruise
  • Commentary by a knowledgeable nature guide
  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • Optional preordered picnic lunch (add-on at checkout)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on board (cash only)

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Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

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Important information
Know before you go
• The picnic lunch includes Turkish bread, sandwich fillings, honey muesli slice, cheese and crackers, apple, grapes, and an after-dinner mint
• The deluxe picnic lunch includes bread roll, sandwich fillings, apricot coconut slice, chocolate muesli brownie, cheese and crackers, apple, grapes, dried fruit/nut mix, and an after-dinner mint
• Both lunches can be made vegetarian and are subject to change
• Please note that during survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel
• It is recommended to bring clothing and footwear for cool and wet weather
• Please note that the onboard café only accepts cash
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Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 7 reviews
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Product ID: 179876