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RealNZ - Doubtful Sound Wilderness Coach & Cruise from Queenstown

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Experience the unrivalled beauty and pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable RealNZ day cruise.

Experience the unrivalled beauty and pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable RealNZ day cruise.

Highlights

  • Journey into Patea Doubtful Sound and discover New Zealand’s best kept secret
  • Glass-roofed coach journey from Queenstown
  • Lake cruise across Lake Manapouri and coach over the epic Wilmot Pass
  • 3-hour cruise through the remote waterways of Doubtful Sound
  • Insightful commentary by a knowledgeable onboard nature guide
  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins, fur seals and penguins

Sit back, relax and soak up the scenery as we leave the hustle and bustle of Queenstown behind and venture deep into the Fiordland National Park.

Upon arrival in Manapouri, we will board our first vessel and cruise across the beautiful waterways of the lake towards the West Arm.

Guests will then board a coach to experience a scenic trip with photo opportunities over the epic Wilmot Pass, journeying through Fiordland’s majestic rainforest and into the sound.

Upon arrival at the sound, our friendly crew will welcome you onboard our purpose built vessel.

Throughout the enchanting cruise of Doubtful Sound, you will be mesmerized by this vast fiord with its rugged peaks, lush rainforest, and beautiful hidden inlets.

Our experienced nature guides will share with you the knowledge and history of the fiord throughout the journey and highlight the local wildlife we may encounter such as dolphins and fur seals.

Join us and immerse yourself in nature and the sheer beauty and isolation of the pristine Doubtful Sound.

Adult $429.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $269.00 (5 - 15 years)
Infant $50.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • Coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
  • Dedicated nature guide
  • Return coach transfers from Queenstown

Duration

  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • RealNZ Visitor Centre
  • 88 Beach Street
  • Queenstown

Notes

  • Pickups Queenstown: Please select your pick up location from the default locations as you proceed to checkout. The default pickup locations from Queenstown are:

    1) RealNZ Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown OR

    2) Frankton Bus Shelter (Terminus), SH6 Kingston Road, Frankton, Queenstown (near to the BP petrol station roundabout).

    Also include your accommodation name so that we know where you are staying, as it is possible your accommodation appears on our free pick up list. Any changes to your booking will be shown on the RealNZ email confirmation.

    Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

  • Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge.

Available Bookings from 20 Jun to 3 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

  • Adult $429.00
  • Child$269.00
  • Infant$50.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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fanavt from New Zealand wrote on 02 April 2023

Fantastic experience

Wonderful experience from transport pick-up to return.💕. The day was beautiful and journey and commentary was very good, very help coach guide, boat captain, food and beverage, tour guides and all staff- very friendly and approachable. Enjoyed every aspect of the journey - from bullet coach pick-up to transfer at Te Anau, then boat cruise from Lake Manapouri, coach tour from West Arm via Wilmot pass and then the actual Doubtful sound cruise from Deep cove. Enjoyed the full tour an cruise. Thank you all for the wonderful experience provided, it was amazing trip😊.

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RomuloJr Nieva from New Zealand wrote on 14 September 2022

Great experience

I loved this tour experience!

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markb23 from New Zealand wrote on 27 May 2022

WOW! What a day to remember 🤗

Absolutely Awesome day, Right from stepping onto the bus the adventure started. All staff are friendly courteous and helpful. The scenery is unbelievably stunning. Just do it. Value for money is outstanding. Thanks Real NZ. 12/10

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ivy709 from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2022

Beautiful Scenery. Service average

Booked Doubtful via RealNZ. Coach staff in Qtown were lovely enough, however noticed boat staff in both Manapouri and Deep Cove seemed to be having an average day. Not very interactive or welcoming. A stark contrast to our Milford cruise through Southern Discoveries a few days ago. The scenery was really something and we got to see fur seals, but service let us down on this one.

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Kendall Smith from New Zealand wrote on 13 February 2022

Amazing!

100% recommend - if you’re worried about the weather don’t be, it rained for us and I think it made it soooo much more beautiful! Really well run and organised, no waiting around, friendly and professional staff. Long day with lots of travel but easy peasy and smoothly run! So worth it!!!!!!!

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