Cruise Doubtful Sound and Stay in Style

3 Days

From NZD 1109 per person

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Getaway Summary
Location: Queenstown & Fiordland
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 5* hotel
Doubtful Sound day trip from/to Queenstown

Cruise Doubtful Sound

Did you know Doubtful Sound is three times longer than its famous sibling Milford Sound and much harder to reach? The isolation of Doubtful Sound adds to its mystical charm and ruggedness. 

Your tour with Real Journeys starts in the small town of Manapouri with a cruise over Lake Manapouri to one of the most remote roads in New Zealand. From Wilmont Pass, you’ll get a first glimpse into the Sound. Having arrived at the shores of the sound, you’ll board your boat MV. Sindbad and cruise Doubtful Sound for about 3 hours. 

During the cruise, your guide will tell you all about Doubtful Sound and introduce you the local wildlife. With a bit of luck, you’ll see dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Cruising Doubtful Sound is an experience you’ll always remember.

Please note: All Doubtful Sound Tours start from Manapouri, there are currently no coaches from Queenstown. Please let us know if you need to hire a car, we’re happy to help.

Your Queenstown accommodation

You’re staying at the 5* Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. The hotel is beautifully located on Lake Wakatipu on Frankton Arm. It will take you about 15 minutes to Queenstown town centre both by taxi and water taxi. 

The Guest Rooms are enormous and come with a king-size bed or two twin beds. In the seating area, relax in front of a cosy gas fireplace. Moving on to the bathroom, you’ll find a separate shower and bathtub.

The wellness area will have you relaxed in no time! Swim laps in the pool, soak in the spa pool or sweat in the sauna and steam rooms. And for the ultimate relaxation, best book one of the treatments at efoera: spa! 

Eating and drinking at Hilton Queenstown

You will love to wine and dine at Wakatipu Grill; a luxurious and romantic experience right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. After dinner, round off your evening with a glass of regional wine at the Pinot Pit, an outdoor gas fireplace.

In the morning, enjoy a lush breakfast buffet that will offer everything to your heart’s content. 

For more casual dining, there’s a cafe, an Asian restaurant and a pub on the premises.


  • 2 nights at 5* Hilton Queenstown in a Guest Room incl breakfast buffet
  • Approx 12h Doubtful Sound Day Cruise incl shuttle from/to Queenstown
  • Tea and coffee on the cruise

Not Included

  • Other meals (as Doubtful Sound is a 7h tour, we recommend you bring a packed lunch)
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities

Weekend Getaways NZ

Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. 

Where not stated otherwise, cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates for a full refund. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable. Please note that some operators may have stricter cancellation rules. If this is the case, they will be stated below.

Real Journeys

Current operation days for the Doubtful Sound Cruise:

04-19 July: Daily
20 Jul-25 Sep: Saturday & Sunday only
26 Sep-11 Oct: daily

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