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.