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Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

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
* Kyaking
* Diving
* Eco tours
* Fishing

General information

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.

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