Doubtful Sound is part of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and is one of its most famous tourist destinations. It is a large and majestic fjord located on the south west corner of New Zealand, close to Milford Sound. It is a rugged and mountainous area with a picturesque coastline, and is almost entirely covered in bush.
There are hundreds of waterfalls during the rainy season, notably Helena Falls at Deep Cove, and the Browne Falls which have a fall of over 600 metres. The Sound is also home to a population of bottlenose dolphins which interact with boat tours. Other wildlife includes fur seals, penguins and an abundance of sea creatures.
Things to See and Do
* Dolphin watching
* Eco tours
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Maori
Population – 3,200 approx (Fiordland)
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – Doubtful Sound cruises leave from Te Anau.
Transport Links – The Fiordland region can be accessed from Te Anau airport which is located 15 km’s south of Te Anau. InterCity Coachlines has a nationwide network that includes a scheduled service to the Fiordland region.