5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location:Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Cruise on breathtaking Doubtful Sound and explore Te Anau Caves with this 2-day Super Saver, departing from Te Anau. First, travel across Lake Manapouri and glide over the deep waters of Doubtful Sound on a 3-hour wilderness cruise in search of dolphins, penguins and other marine life. Then, on the following day, take a guided tour into a subterranean labyrinth where glowworms illuminate the dark caverns. You’ll see two of New Zealand's best natural attractions at one discounted price.


  • Enjoy two best-selling Te Anau tours at one discounted price
  • Be awestruck by the dramatic scenery on a Doubtful Sound wilderness cruise
  • Watch dolphins, seals and penguins swimming in the waters
  • Wander the labyrinth of limestone cave passageways
  • Enter the magical wonderland of the glowworm grotto
  • Expert guides to give you insight into this amazing region

What You Can Expect

Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Glowworm Caves

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (Day 1)
Start your Milford Sound cruise with hotel pickup in Te Anau followed by a boat ride across Lake Manapouri. Disembark for a coach journey over Wilmot Pass, making stops to appreciate the glorious South Island countryside en route to your destination.

Arriving at the remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound, settle comfortably aboard a spacious catamaran. Throughout your 3-hour cruise, the captain sheds light on the natural wonder, situated in World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, while navigating the pristine waterway. 

Come up close to dramatic rainforest-clad slopes and cascading waterfalls sometimes shrouded in eerie mists, and be on the lookout for a range of wildlife, including penguins, fur seals and bottlenose dolphins. Your Doubtful Sound tour ends with a boat and ground transfer back to your hotel.

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour (Day 2) 
Starting from the Te Anau Visitors Centre, a catamaran delivers you to the western shores of Lake Te Anau. Disembark at the Cavern House, where an informative guide explains the inner workings of the Te Anau caves and reveals the mysterious life of its residents: tiny glowworms.

Taking an underground pathway, follow your guide through the waterfall-filled limestone labyrinth, then drift along the current in a small boat to the glowworm grotto. Here, the magical display of thousands of tiny glowworms will leave you awestruck. After this otherworldly experience, cruise back across the lake to Te Anau where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a fabulous trip for us. Doubtful Sound is amazing, majestic and so quiet! Glowworm tour was also good, beautiful craft to get us around, very modern heated vessels with great viewing decks and very comfortable. Make sure to take insect repellent as the sandflies will carry you off!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Had a truly wonderful day on Doubtful Sound. All guides were full of interesting, fascinating and amusing facts. Although a long day and fairly tiring it was one of the highlights of our holiday.
we also enjoyed our Glow worm trip and found it quite interesting too.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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