"The Majestic Doubtful Sound" Doubtful Sound by 2Cities1Love

Doubtful Sound Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 65 photos

We booked most of our NZ wish list stuff before leaving Australia so we wouldnt be disappointed. It's definately a wise thing to do. And with Doubtful Sound we were not disappointed. We were in awe of it's size, splendour and beauty.

A Valentine's Day overnight cruise was our choice and is something we both will never forget. It was perfect in every way. We had great weather, a great boat with an awesome crew and made some great new friends.

Milford Sound is the popular tourist destination of Fiordland and is awesome in its own right. However, Doubtful Sound, in our opinion, is grander and much more majestic. It's bigger and with much less traffic is more peaceful and tranquil.

To get to Doubtful Sound we were picked up by bus from our Holiday Park at Te Anau and taken to Lake Manipouri, where we boarded a boat that took us across to the West Arm. From there it was another bus ride through Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove, the start of Doubtful Sound. The scenery just getting there was awesome.

Valentine's Day

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Isolation
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Amazing
  • Last visit to Doubtful Sound: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Gosh, you couldn't even see Deep Cove until you got there when I visited. Lovely stuff.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2008 at 2:51 AM

    You say photos don't do the place justice guys?! I beg to differ :o) Your pix are awesome!! Just love the colour of the water!! Fantastic shots!! xx

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 2:26 AM

    We loved Doubtful Sound too - the sense of wilderness and quiet is awesome. You have confirmed our decision to do a night cruise on Milford on a small boat - I have no desire to share it with hordes! leyle

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:09 PM

    Wow, you had great weather at Doubtful Sound during your cruise! Beautiful photos indeed :)


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