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RealNZ - Doubtful Sound Wilderness Coach & Cruise from Te Anau

Experience the unrivalled beauty of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable day cruise.


  • 2 hour 45 mins cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Explore the beautiful waterways on our way out to the Tasman Sea
  • Commentary by our knowledgeable onboard nature guide
  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins, fur seals and even occasionally penguins
  • Cruise across Lake Manapouri
  • Coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass through Fiordland’s rainforest and into the Sound

Departing from Te Anau, you'll take a relaxing scenic coach journey to Manapouri, where we'll board our first vessel and cruise across the lakes calm clear waters.

After disembarking at the West Arm of the lake, you'll be invited onto our coach to experience an epic journey over Wilmot Pass which will take us through Fiordland's dense rainforest and deep into the sound.

Upon arrival at the sound, you'll be welcomed onto our purpose built catamaran, the Patea Explorer and begin a truly mesmerizing 3 hour cruise of New Zealand's deepest fiord.

Be in awe of the sounds rugged peaks, untouched rainforests and stunning hidden inlets.

Have your camera at the ready as your knowledgeable guides point out the local wildlife along the way, including dolphins, fur seals and possibly even penguins!

An awe-inspiring journey, away from the crowds, that will allow you to immerse yourself in nature in its finest form.

Adult $209.00
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • Coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
  • Dedicated nature guide
  • Luxury return coach transfers from Te Anau
  • Complimentary tea and coffee


  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Pick ups: The pick up location for this tour is the RealNZ Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.

    Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

  • Child rates apply for 5 - 15 years, Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking under additional information, as all passengers require a ticket..

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug

Bookings close in 5 hours...

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$80.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$80.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$80.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$80.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$80.00
  • Infant Free

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult 9.30am


      Adult - 7am

        Child 5 to 14yrs

          Infant * 0 - 4 years

            *This option must be made together with another price type.

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