Doubtful Sound/Patea area
Located in Fiordland National Park in the Fiordland region
IntroductionDoubtful Sound is a remote fiord in known as 'the Sound of Silence'. It's home to one of the southernmost populations of bottlenose dolphins.
This majestic fiord has no direct road access and so is quieter and more remote than it's famous neighbour Milford Sound and visitors agree that this adds to its magic.
Doubtful Sound is one of the largest of the fiords, it has three main arms and is home to three of Fiordlands 10 marine reserves.
You can walk four tracks that start from Deep Cove Hostel.
Find things to do and places to stay Doubtful Sound/Patea area
Wildlife in Doubtful Sound includes fur seals, penguins including the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin and on some occasions whales.
The fiord is home to one of the southernmost populations of bottlenose dolphins.
You can kayak in the Doubtful Sound/Patea area.
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.
|Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 249 7924|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Fiordland National Park
Te Anau 9600
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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