Multi Day Packages

Add a Doubtful Sound Experience

Full Day Boat Cruise

  • Adult
    NZ$265
  • Child
    NZ$119
  • Infant
    Free

60 minute helicopter flight

  • Per person
    NZ$680

See both Milford and Doubtful Sound during your time in Fiordland and don't miss a thing!

Are you planning to do a Doubtful Sound trip as well during your time in Fiordland?  Book either a scenic helicopter flight or boat cruise with us and receive a $20 (NZD) discount per person.

See Doubtful Sound above by helicopter, or cruise at water level on a boat, we have two great options!

On day 1 travel to Milford Sound with Trips & Tramps for a Milford Sound Experience, a must do New Zealand activity.  Select to walk on the Milford Track or take an all inclusive day trip from Te Anau on our Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk.

Then on Day 2 experience Doubtful Sound, an untouched world of spectacular mountains, expansive seas and dramatic landscapes.

Boat Cruise on Doubtful Sound 

Doubtful Sound, is a remote fiord on a grand scale you won’t believe. Choose a full day boat excursion from Te Anau.  Cruise across Lake Manapouri by ferry, then by coach cross the Southern Alps over the Wilmot Pass into Doubtful Sound. The isolation of this place makes the fiord a very unique place few people get to experience. In Doubtful Sound spend 3 hours exploring the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea.

With a large viewing deck offering covered and uncovered seating there is plenty of opportunity to view this beautiful and serene fiord. Take in the rugged mountains clad in dense sub forest, cascading waterfalls, valleys carved out by glaciers in another age and the pristine waterways.  It is like no where else in the world. Wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & sea birds, while not guaranteed, are often sighted during the cruise through this remote part of Fiordland World heritage area.

Helicopter flight over Doubtful Sound

Alternatively a scenic helicopter flight is the perfect way to see this spectacular fiord, fly over top and enjoy a scenic landing in this remote area of the rugged Fiordland Coastline. This is a great option if you have limited time or just want to see Fiordland from a different perspective.

Experience the alluring, natural beauty Doubtful Sound offers from above, and bypass the crowds below. Rich in flora and fauna, with unrivaled natural views, this fiord compliments your Milford Sound experience and gives you an appreciation of the expansive Southern end of Fiordland National Park. View the fiord with its incredible sea and mountain views before returning through the hidden valley of the magical Campbell's Kingdom.  After a landing and photo stop here fly out over the Main Mountain Divide and return home via the beautiful South Arm of Lake Te Anau.

This is one hour you won't forget on your New Zealand holiday.

  • Te Anau
  • Manapouri
  • West Arm, Manapouri
  • Lake Manapouri
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Deep Cove
  • Campbell's Kingdom
  • Crooked Arm
  • Kepler Mountains
  • North Arm

Flight details

This flight is operated by Fiordland Helicopters and is their 'Gold Star' extended flight option which will give you a little more - more flight time, more landings and more photo opportunities!

Flight time is 60 minutes and includes at least 2 scenic landings.

Please select your preferred departure time when booking and allow at least 2 hours in total for the excursion in your itinerary, this time will include check in and other formalities.

Weather check

All flights operate subject to weather. Passengers need to call Fiordland Helicopters on 03 249 7575 the day prior to departure for a weather check, to reconfirm the booking and to receive confirmation of departure time.  Alternatively, you can come see our friendly team at their Te Anau office located at 6 Milford Crescent, Town Centre, Te Anau.

What to Bring

A warm, wind and waterprof jacket, comfortable shoes and your camera.

During summer 01 October to 30 April you will travel with Go Orange, then in winter from 01 May to 30 September with Real Journeys.

The tour includes pick up from Te Anau accommodation, boat travel across Lake Manapouri, journey over Wilmot Pass by coach, leisurely 3 hour cruise of Doubtful Sound.

Meals

Add a delicious picnic lunch (must be pre-ordered) and make your day hassle free! Alternatively take your own from Te Anau. Complimentary hot drinks are available on board the boats, plus there is a small cafe selection of food available.

Schedule

9.00 am Te Anau accommodation pick up

10.00 am Depart Manapouri across Lake on boat cruise

11.00 am Arrive West Arm, travel by bus across Wilmot Pass

12.30 am Doubtful Sound Boat Cruise

4.00 pm Return Deep Cove

6.00 pm Drop off Te Anau accommodation

What to bring

We recommend you bring the following: comfortable shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, drinking water, lunch (if not pre-ordered) and camera.

 

Why both fiords?

Milford Sound is awesome, in your face scenery on a grand scale, in both wet and fine weather! Mitre Peak is a truely iconic New Zealand landmark and is a world natural wonder with sheer rock faces rising vertically upward from the ocean. The road to Milford Road is one of the most incredible journeys you will have, travel with us and you will see the best places.

In contrast Doubtful Sound is more remote and fewer people get the opportunity to visit so it is one of the worlds true wilderness areas remaining.  Larger than Milford Sound and not as steep, the fiord supports more wildlife, with a resident pod of dolphins that you may encounter. 

Don't miss either with our discount when you combine the two trips. You can see both!

Discount

When you book a Trips & Tramps Milford Track experience or our Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk then add one of these Doubtful Sound options to your cart the discount will be applied automatically at check out.

You will be entitled to a $20 (NZD) per person saving - so what are you waiting for?

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