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Doubtful Sound: What to do when you get there?

Doubtful Sound is the second longest (40 km), yet deepest (421 metres) fjord in New Zealand. Located on the far west coast of the South Island, Doubtful Sound is not accessible by car, unlike the famous Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is the second most famous tourist destination after Milford Sound.

Quick historical fact, the fjord was first named ‘Doubtful Harbour’ by Captain Cook in 1770 as he did not know whether it was navigable under sail. Whalers and sealers later renamed the place ‘Doubtful Sound’.

Your first impression from Doubtful Sound will be of intense solitude and superb wilderness. Certainly, do not expect any cell phone coverage while you are there! Also known as ‘the Sound of Silence’, Doubtful Sound offers more serenity than the impressive Milford Sound and has a vast and rich flora and fauna.

Adventurers can experience Doubtful Sound by kayak, scenic flight, and day or overnight cruise

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Doubtful Sound: What to do when you get there?

Doubtful Sound is the second longest (40 km), yet deepest (421 metres) fjord in New Zealand. Located on the far west coast of the South Island, Doubtful Sound is not accessible by car, unlike the famous Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is the second most famous tourist destination after Milford Sound.

Quick historical fact, the fjord was first named ‘Doubtful Harbour’ by Captain Cook in 1770 as he did not know whether it was navigable under sail. Whalers and sealers later renamed the place ‘Doubtful Sound’.

Your first impression from Doubtful Sound will be of intense solitude and superb wilderness. Certainly, do not expect any cell phone coverage while you are there! Also known as ‘the Sound of Silence’, Doubtful Sound offers more serenity than the impressive Milford Sound and has a vast and rich flora and fauna.

Adventurers can experience Doubtful Sound by kayak, scenic flight, and day or overnight cruise

Photo by Rob Suisted

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