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Go Orange - Doubtful Sound Coach & Cruise Ex Queenstown

Let Go Orange showcase the remoteness, scale and unrivalled beauty of the Doubtful Sound with this epic 1-day coach & cruise trip departing Queenstown...

Highlights

  • Soak up views of pure, stunning untouched nature aboard a leisurely 3hrs+ cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Journey across Lake Manapouri with the backdrop of the majestic Cathedral Mountain range, native bush, sandy beaches and coves
  • Drive over the scenic Wilmot Pass and travel out to the mouth of the Tasman Sea
  • Fantastic photo opportunities and the chance to see native wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & seabirds
  • Look out for native wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & seabirds

Your epic day trip will begin and end with a comfortable coach trip from Queenstown where you have the chance to soak up stunning scenery.

Upon reaching the beautiful Lake Manapouri, you'll enjoy a 30km cruise against the backdrop of the majestic Cathedral Mountain range, native bush clad edges, sandy beaches and coves.

We will then drive over Wilmot Pass through Fiordland’s rainforest and into the Sound to explore beautiful waterways on our way to meet the Tasman Sea. You will be taken away with the beauty and vastness of the Doubtful Sound aboard the 3-hour cruise which includes commentary by our knowledgeable onboard nature guide, plus you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, fur seals and even penguins.

The adventure into Doubtful is essential, we invite you to delve deeper and Go Beyond with us.

**Please note - 5th to 23rd August (inclusive) our boat will be on survey. We will have a replacement boat in operation during this time. This cruise duration differs from Go Orange at 1hr 40 and does not have alcohol on board, the same seating features nor the same food available.**

 

Pickup times and locations:

  • Pick ups occur between 6:50am and 7:20am at selected pick up points around Queenstown and Frankton Road, please list your accommodation as you proceed to checkout and Go Orange will be in touch with your closest pickup point and time.
  • Adult $259.00
    Child $139.00

    What's included

    • Return coach transport from Queenstown
    • Cruise across Lake Manapouri
    • Coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass
    • 3 hour cruise of Doubtful Sound

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • Child rates apply to 5-14 years.

      Infants 0-4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking. Please add infants as you proceed to checkout.

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    Tereza from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2019

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    Great experience

    I really like it because it was way less touristy than Milford Sound

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    Emilia Carrara from United States wrote on 13 March 2019

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    Amazing place!

    Great guides, impressive place and great experience!!

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    Philip from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2019

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    Fiordland wonders of Manapouri and Doubtful Sound

    Awesome scenery at every turn when cruising on Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound. The view from the summit of Wilmot Pass is superb (provided the skies are clear). The Go Orange team entertained with really informative and humorous commentary during the Doubtful Sound cruise and Wilmot Pass coach. Highly recommended for adults and teenagers (young children may find the day-long experience a tad too long). Also recommend the packed lunch offered by Go Orange when booking.

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    Carla from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2019

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    Waste of money

    This is the first tour I’ve ever regretted. The 9 hour round trip for 3 hours of a monotonous cruise is not worth it. It was sold as you can see dolphins and penguins and seals etc and I saw nothing. The commentary on the way there is relentless. It’s so early and they never shut up. On the way back there were two buses going to different destinations so I asked if I was on the right bus and got a sarcastic answer. I also had someone’s child grab me by the hair and the parents did nothing. What a miserable day.

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    Lawrence Ellis from Australia wrote on 13 May 2019

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    Disappointed

    You better not miss the bus otherwise they will do absolutely nothing about it

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