The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will invigorate your senses as you cruise aboard a spacious catamaran. You'll also cruise across Lake Manapouri and and explore the resort town of Queenstown during your two night stay.
Day One: Meet and Greet at Queenstown International Airport and transferred to your Queenstown hotel. The remainder of your day and evening at leisure.
Accommodation – Heritage Queenstown or similar
Day Two: Depart Queenstown for an untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as you experience its deep wilderness, and you will be struck by its silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall.
At Manapouri cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, then travel by road over Wilmot Pass. From the pass experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below.
In Doubtful Sound, board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran for a three-hour cruise, with full commentary, through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, you'll be shown landmarks and informed about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
The tour includes a visit to one of New Zealand’s major sources of sustainable energy – the Manapouri Underground Power Station, prior to your return to Queenstown by road.
Day Three: Morning at leisure. On check out from your hotel accommodation, your tour concludes.
Dress according to the weather.