Doubtful Sound Flights

Doubtful Sound Flights

Doubtful SoundDoubtful Sound flights take you to a more remote area of the South Island’s rugged West Coast.

Visitors feel humbled yet uplifted by the atmosphere of powerful solitude in the presence of superb physical grandeur of New Zealand’s remote Doubtful Sound.

Sometimes called “the Sound of Silence” there is a cloistered serenity within Doubtful Sound that is a contrast with its near neighbour, Milford Sound.

The fiord is rich in flora and fauna. Often our visitors on a scenic excursion will see New Zealand Fur Seals and in the Penguin breeding season the Fiordland crested penguins can be seen on many of the small islets in the entrance of the fiord.

At 421 metres deep Doubtful is the deepest of the fiords and is long and winding with three distinct ‘arms’. The distance from Deep Cove to the open sea is around 40.4 kilometres. It is also home to New Zealand’s highest waterfall – the Browne Falls at 836m (2,742 ft).

Who enjoys our Doubtful Sound flights?

For guests wanting a true New Zealand experience and who want to ‘get away from the crowds’ our Doubtful Sound flights offer a fabulous scenic tour option.

It is a fabulous wet weather option if Milford Sound is closed due to inclement weather. This is because the scenic flight, which connects with the Doubtful Sound cruise, is not as weather dependent as a flight to Milford Sound.

Our Doubtful Sound flights offer a wonderful opportunity for guests who have already seen Milford Sound and want to explore more of this unique New Zealand environment.

Option: Fly/Cruise/Fly (Summer only 1st October – 20th April)

Price (min 2 pax): NZ$1,535 per adult
NZ$920 per child
Price (4+ pax): NZ$930 per adult
NZ$560 per child
Departs: Queenstown airport at 8:45am
Duration: Allow full day (returns 6:00pm)
Tour Includes:
  • Pick-up & drop-off from centraly located Queenstown accommodation
  • Scenic flights to and from Manapouri
  • Cruise on Lake Manapouri, passing the largest hydro-electric power station in New Zealand.
  • Coach journey across the Wilmot Pass, through Fiordland rainforrest to the fiord.
  • 3 hour Cruise on Doubtful Sound with live commentary with onboard nature guide
  • View wildlife, like New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and occasionally one of the world’s rarest penguins, the fiordland crested penguin
  • We recommend you bring your own packed lunch
  • Snacks and drinks are available to purchase with cash only

Contact us for bookings or more information on our Doubtful Sound flights.

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Discover more about the majestic landscapes, flora, fauna and the rugged beauty of the Milford Sound and Queenstown areas, that you will no doubt view on our Doubtful Sound flights.