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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound lies deep within Fiordland National Park in the South island of New Zealand. The Sound is created by the ocean rising to flood glacially-carved valleys.

In 1770, Captain Cook didn't enter the Sound since he was 'doubtful' he could make it back out to sea under sail. Whalers and sealers later picked up on his description of the area and this common name stuck.

The Sound is home to sea birds, penguins and seals and whales and dolphins periodically venture into its unusual mix of freshwater on the top 2-10 metres and sea water below. The steep and rugged sides of the Sound are covered in dense temperate rainforest making the area difficult to access except by boat. The area has thus remained isolated and largely untouched by human interaction, preserving this remarkable eco-system.

 

 

Tours to Doubtful Sound

Accommodated Tours from Christchurch

9 Day Best of South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour from $1930

Looking for incredible scenery, adrenalin fixes and a chance to try some of New Zealand's best restaurants, bars and nightlife? Then the south of New Zealand's South Island is for you! Spend nine nights visiting places like Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown and Mt Aspiring National Park.

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14 Day Full South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour from $3115

Discover the mountains, lakes and sheer beauty of the stunning South Island visiting icons including Queenstown, Marlborough wine region, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Doubtful Sound and the Otago - just to name a few!

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15 Day Full South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Winter Tour from $2648

Keen for some spectacular snow-capped scenery mixed in with some adrenalin, marine wildlife and a bit of culture along the way? Then the South Island of New Zealand is your oyster on this 15 day Winter tour. Visit all of the main sites you have ever desired including Franz Josef, Queenstown, Abel Tasman, Kaikoura, Doubtful Sound and Wanaka and even some you may not have heard of!

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21 Day North and South Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour from $4035

Maximise your time in New Zealand by jumping on a fully guided tour. Spend three weeks exploring this wonderful country taking in sights such as the magnificent Doubtful Sound, fun and adventurous Queenstown, a working conservation farm, Tongariro National Park, Kaikoura, Rotorua, Abel Tasman and much, much more. We have planned everything for you to save you time and packaged transport and accommodation to save you money. 

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Accommodated Tours from Auckland

18 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Summer Tour from $3865

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch, New Zealand. The New Zealand adventure tour allows you to see almost all of the major sights in NZ with the exception of the area north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands. Highlights include the Cathedral Cove walk / Hot Water Beach, specially-developed Maori cultural experience with hangi, interactive show and story telling, bubbling hot pools / Huka Falls , a bush safari at unique eco-wilderness stop, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, visiting Te Papa National Museum in Wellington, Abel Tasman National Park, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura for dolphin and whale spotting, Franz Josef glacier, Mount Aspiring National Park, Two free days in Queenstown, An exclusive overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound, Central Otago historic mining area and Otago Rail Trail with all-level mountain biking and meeting lots of new friends along the way!

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20 Day North and South Auckland To Auckland New Zealand Summer Tour from $3965

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland. While it doesn't include the Bay of Islands it does allow you to see all the highlights New Zealand has to offer including Rotorua maori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, Queenstown and much more.

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22 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour from $3285

Experience most of the highlights of this magnificent country on this winter adventure starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch over 22 days and 21 nights. Witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wondrous wildlife and some of New Zealand's best produce. Among the sites you will visit include Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all!

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21 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland To Christchurch Summer Tour from $4185

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch and allows you to see all the highlights New Zealand has to offer including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua maori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise and Queenstown and much more. Travel top to toe in New Zealand and see the whole country! Leave no stone unturned: discover unique places and all the places New Zealand is famous for. Travel with a great guide, meet locals as well as other travellers from all over the world! Accommodation & top-rated activities included!

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23 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland To Auckland Summer Tour from $4345

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland. It allows you to cover every part of the touring itineraries on offer including the Bay of Islands, Māori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise and Queenstown and much more.

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25 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour from $3557

Experience all of the highlights of this magnificent country on this winter adventure starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch over 25 days and 24 nights. Witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wonderful wildlife and some of New Zealand's best produce. Among the sites you will visit include the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all!

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27 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland to Auckland Winter Tour from $3693

Discover the Land of the Long White Cloud on this national adventure beginning and ending in Auckland. Over 25 days you will witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wonderous wildlife and some of New Zealand's best produce. Among the sites you will visit include the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all! You'll travel in a small group with a fully qualified local guide, exploring unique destinations and immersing yourself in local culture and New Zealand's beautiful environment.

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