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Nestled within Fiordland National Park, Lake Manapouri is surrounded by the majestic Cathedral Range and dotted with 33 islands. Forested slopes descend into the water, creating impressive waterfalls and isolated sandy coves perfect for swimming and picnics. It is also the jumping-off point for travel to Doubtful Sound.

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

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Explore Fiordland National Park's Doubtful Sound on this full-day cruise from Manapouri. Aboard a luxury catamaran, take in the scenery and keep an eye out for fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and crested and little blue penguins while listening to commentary from your naturalist guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.87
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$137.87

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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Join a Doubtful Sound cruise from Queenstown and discover this alpine gem nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Traveling by coach, take a ferry across Lake Manapouri and cross over Wilmot Pass for your catamaran cruise. Admire the fiord’s vivid beauty as you search for dolphins, fur seals, and penguins amid a dramatic landscape of soaring granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.65
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$158.65

Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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See the dramatic landscape of the Fjordland National Park by air, water, and land on a full-day sightseeing trip from Queenstown to Doubtful Sound. Enjoy panoramic views on two 35-minute scenic flights, explore Lake Manapouri by ferry, cross Wilmot Pass, and cruise Doubtful Sound itself on a 3-hour wilderness boat trip. This 9-hour tour includes all activities, lunch and snacks, as well as round-trip transport from your Queenstown hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$696.35
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$696.35

Te Anau Highlights & Lord of the Rings Small Group Tour from Te Anau

Te Anau Highlights & Lord of the Rings Small Group Tour from Te Anau

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See the hidden gems and famous Lord of The Rings sights surrounding Te Anau and experience the best Te Anau has to offer with optional extra activities. The ultimate way to experience stunning Te Anau. Highlights: • Mavora Lakes • Lord of the Rings sites including - Dead Marshes, Fangorn Forest & The River Anduin • Te Anau Bird Sanctuary • Fiordland National Park, Rainbow Reach, Kepler Track & Waiau River While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it’s our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Our tours are led by our passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.92
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$103.92

Doubtful Experience Private Helicopter Charter from Queenstown

Doubtful Experience Private Helicopter Charter from Queenstown

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Experience the vastness of Doubtful Sound, three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound by flying out to the Tasman Sea on route to a gourmet lunch and wine in remote alpine wilderness before returning to Queenstown via even more outstanding scenery from Fiordland National Park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5,530.54
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$5,530.54
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island—a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.66
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$61.66

Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

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Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the Milford Sound on a cruise that includes admission to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Choose from several options for your cruise, depending on the amount of time you have available and the level of detail you desire. Get close to towering rock walls and waterfalls, and see the aquatic world through the windows of the observatory. Lunch, as well as onboard coffee and tea are included with all cruise options.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.44
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.59
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$68.59

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for up to 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.59
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$68.59

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Escape the crowds on a Milford Sound cruise aboard a spacious boat with a limited number of passengers. Get up-close views of New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins from the luxury lounge in the upper cabin, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits as you listen to the skipper’s narration. This boutique vessel provides a superior experience with unforgettable memories of highlights like Mitre Peak.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.74
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$72.74

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

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See Milford Sound by air and water, flying round-trip from Queenstown for a small-craft boat cruise through the famous fiord. Save time on this half-day tour as you soar over the World Heritage-listed landscape of Fiordland National Park. Landing at Milford Sound, trade your wings for watercraft and a sightseeing journey with experienced naturalists. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the scenic waterways at one of New Zealand’s top natural wonders. Includes round-trip hotel transfers and a boxed lunch.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$391.43
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford, a 3-deck vessel. This sightseeing cruise through one of the South Island’s most stunning natural wonders takes you past vivid waterfalls to frolicking dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Meet at the pier or opt for a round-trip coach tour of UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park from Queenstown, and stop for photographs and some short nature walks en route to Milford Sound.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.59
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch

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Get a comprehensive tour of Milford Sound with this combination coach and boat cruise. Book ahead to ensure you see the area’s highlights; first traveling along Milford Sound Road in a glassed-in coach for panoramic views, stopping for photo ops and short walks. Then transfer to a boat for a scenic cruise on the Tasman Sea, during which you will dig in to a buffet lunch with unlimited coffee and tea.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.08
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.01
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Premium Milford Sound and Te Anau Highlights 2 Days Small Group Tour

Premium Milford Sound and Te Anau Highlights 2 Days Small Group Tour

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Visit the highlights of Fiordland on an easy, fully guided overnight tour from Queenstown. While many day tours just rush through Te Anau on the way to Milford Sound, on this two-day tour you can experience both lovely places. Leave your car behind in Queenstown so you can focus on the views rather than the road. The trip includes a Milford Sound cruise and Te Anau highlights tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.03
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2-Day Fiordland Ultimate Combo Experience from Queenstown

2-Day Fiordland Ultimate Combo Experience from Queenstown

This small group, tour not only gives you the best Milford Sound experience but also allows you to enjoy everything Te Anau has to offer, making it the ultimate Fiordland Adventure. Highlights: • Milford Sound Cruise with Cruise Milford • Your choice between a Milford Track hike or Milford Sound kayaking experience • Fiordland National Park • Te Anau Highlights tour • Overnight stay in Te Anau Led by our passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, vehicles specially designed, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$432.99
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$432.99

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Should I book Lake Manapouri tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Manapouri can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Manapouri 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Manapouri costs USD 61.66. Guided Lake Manapouri tours start around USD 61.66 per person.
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