Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip

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Thursday 11 July
From Queenstown: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip


  • Discover Doubtful Sound on a day trip from Queenstown
  • Travel by luxury bus and enjoy informative commentary from your friendly driver
  • Enjoy a licensed bar onboard, with hot and cold food options
  • Explore the waterways of the serene and isolated fiord on a 3 hour cruise
  • Be on the lookout for dolphins, seals, and even penguins
  • Experience Fiordland’s breathtaking rainforest over Wilmot Pass


Visit Doubtful Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. Sit back and relax as we take care of your journey to this magnificent remote region of Fiordland National Park. To begin, board a luxury bus and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through the rolling countryside to Manapouri. Enjoy informative commentary along the way from your driver. From Manapouri, cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Then board a coach to cross the stunning alpine route of the Wilmot Pass, through some of Fiordland National Park’s most dense rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, climb aboard the Patea Explorer for a 3-hour cruise, exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. See waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife. When it rains in Fiordland, the landscape is especially dramatic.Your knowledgeable nature guides will provide you with engaging and informative commentary throughout. Experience floating on the fiord, with only the rush of waterfalls and birdsong to break the silence. Bring your own lunch, or purchase drinks and snacks on board in the vessel’s cafe. At the end of your cruise, return over Wilmot Pass by coach and cruise across Lake Manapouri before the bus journey back to Queenstown.


Round-trip coach transport from Queenstown Round-trip cruise across Lake Manapouri Round-trip journey across Wilmot Pass through the rainforest 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound Commentary by drivers and nature guides

Important Information

  • 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 cafes onboard the vessel only accept cash
  • Drinks from the licensed bar are not included
  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • It's possible to preorder a picnic lunch (please contact the local partner directly)

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