Kayaking Doubtful Sound Overnight

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Doubtful Sound : Doubtful Sound2 days / 1 night411  


Doubtful Sound is located in the heart of Fiordland National Park where the mountains are still very impressive but not as high as Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is three times longer and has a sea surface area roughly ten times larger than Milford Sound. Its three arms are Hall, Crooked and First Arm. It is famous for its wilderness scenery and wildlife sightings. To travel to Doubtful Sound visitors first take a launch trip across Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass. Visitors with enough time choose to experience both fiords as they have different characters. Enjoy a fantastic overnight kayaking experience in this remote wilderness area.



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Tour Details


Duration  : 2 Days

Departure Location :  from Manapouri.

Departure Time : 6 :45 am (Manapouri

Departure dates : All year.

Category : Adventure.




Each day involves around 5 hours of kayaking. In the evening we camp out at our base camp nestled in the forest up Hall Arm. Nearby a freshwater stream flows quietly. The campsite is very photogenic and there's time to enjoy the birdsong or simply hang around, make friends and soak up the atmosphere. We have a communal tent we use to socialise in at night while everyone cooks their meals. 

Note: If you can’t kayak due to weather conditions the kayaking may be substituted by a boat cruise and camping replaced with a hostel in Doubtful Sound.





 Maximum capacity 8 + guide.

 Lake Manapouri ferry & Wilmot Pass coach included.

 Approx 5 hours kayaking per day.

 Personable and experienced guides

 Hot drinks provided.

 Overnight camping included.

 Free coach transfers available from Te Anau/Manapouri.

 Long john wetsuit.

 Sun/rain hat.

 One or two person tents.

 Thermarest/sleeping mat.

 Gas cooker.

 Pots/cooking utensils.

 Plates, cup, cutlery.


 Communal shelter (insect proof).


What to Bring

 Next-to-skin layer (polyprops or wool).

 Warm tops,swimsuit,shorts.

 Long trousers.


 Rain trousers.

 Shoes for campsite.

 Warm hat.

 Torch/flashlight, bag for wet gear,camera.

 Insect headnet (optional).

 Toiletries & medication.

 Sleeping bag (available to hire).




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Minimum age: 16 years.

Competence in water & moderate level of fitness required.


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