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Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Doubtful Sound flights with Air Milford take you to a more remote area of the South Island’s rugged West Coast. 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 neighbor, Milford Sound.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Air Milford, 1 Tex Smith Lane Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Arrive at the Air Milford base for a thorough pre-flight briefing with your pilot, before embarking on your 35 minuet flight to Manapouri.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Fly over Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand's longest lake.

Pass By: Mavora Lakes Park, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Your 35 minuet scenic flight takes in incredible views of the Mavora Lakes, which were famously used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

Pass By: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Fly past lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island of New Zealand.

Pass By: Te Anau Airport Manapouri, Aviation Drive, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand

After your 35 minuet scenic flight concludes, arrive at the Manapouri airport, to meet your shuttle transfer to the Doubtful Sound excursion.

Stop At: Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

Take the ferry over Lake Manpouri, passing the largest hydro-electric power station in New Zealand. On arrival at West arm, take the bus over the spectacular Wilmot pass before descending into Doubtful Sound itself.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

On arrival at the fiord, embark on your 3hr cruise of Doubtful Sound.

Often called 'the Sound of Silence,' there is a cloistered serenity within the fiord.

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 meters deep, Doubtful is the deepest of the fiords and is long and winding with three distinct ‘arms’. It is also home to New Zealand’s highest waterfall – the Browne Falls at 836m (2,742 ft).

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

After your cruise of the fiord concludes, take the journey back over the Wilmot pass and then the ferry over lake Manapouri.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Te Anau Airport Manapouri, Aviation Drive, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand

On arrival back in Manapouri, take the shuttle bus back to the airport, where your pilot will be waiting to take you on your scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Pass By: Air Milford, 3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Arrive back at Air Milford base, before being transferred to your Queenstown accommodation.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee aboard Cruise
  • Picnic Lunch aboard the Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Manapouri
  • Entry/Admission - Doubtful Sound

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point
Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.

Departure Time
9:00 AM

9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.