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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...


  • 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 $225.00
    Child $139.00 (5 -14 years)

    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


    • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.


    • 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.

    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


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    Philip from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2019

    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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    charlesp from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2019

    Doubtful sound

    Really enjoyed the excursion. Really insightful and just spectacular scenery accompanied with great staff

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    Paula from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2019


    Had a great experience using Go-Orange. Bus was punctual on all occasions. The staff were very friendly and good drivers. Overall great experience. Doubtful Sounds is such a beautiful place. I would highly recommend Go-Orange.

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    Lawrence Ellis from Australia wrote on 13 May 2019


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

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    Andrea Bakula from Croatia wrote on 06 April 2019

    Awesome experience!

    Wonderful tour! My second one with goOrange. Beautiful scenery, we even got to see the dolphins! All in all I highly recommend it!

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