How do you get Doubtful Sound on Manapouri?
Getting there The easiest way to get to Doubtful Sound is to travel by boat from Pearl Harbour wharf in Manapouri, across the lake to West Arm, then travel by coach over the Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove. This needs to be booked in advance with one of the local transport operators.
How long is Doubtful Sound cruise?
Doubtful Sound’s beauty will take your breath away as you experience its wilderness on this three hour cruise. Once you arrive in Deep Cove in Doubtful Sound, you will board our spacious, purpose built catamaran Patea Explorer.
What do you wear on a Doubtful Sound cruise?
To ensure maximum comfort, memories, and enjoyment of your Doubtful Sound Sea Kayak we recommend that you bring the following items to Doubtful Sound:
- Swimwear/underwear (for under the wetsuit)
- Spare soft shoes & warm socks (to wear in the kayak)
- Raincoat plus warm jacket or fleece.
- Change of clothes.
Is Doubtful Sound a sound or a fjord?
Doubtful Sound / Patea is a fjord in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound. It took second place after Milford Sound as New Zealand’s most famous tourism destination.
How do you get to Doubtful Sound from Queenstown?
Doubtful Sound can be approached from Queenstown and Te Anau via Manapouri. It is not directly accessible by road though. If you are going by road, you need to take a coach from Te Anau or Queenstown till Manapouri.
Can you stay at Doubtful Sound?
There is no permanent settlement in Doubtful Sound. You can take day or overnight tours, as well as kayaking trips. Scenic flights can be taken from Te Anau, Manapouri or Queenstown.
Why is it called Doubtful Sound?
History. Doubtful Sound was named ‘Doubtful Harbour’ in 1770 by Captain Cook, who did not enter the inlet as he was uncertain whether it was navigable under sail. It was later renamed Doubtful Sound by whalers and sealers, although it is not technically a sound but a fiord.
How do you get a Doubtful Sound from Queenstown?
With no direct road access, the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is by a cruise across Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass.
Why is Doubtful Sound called Doubtful Sound?
Can you stay in Doubtful Sound?