The KingCandy Adventure travel blog

Our boat across Lake Manapouri

Where's my cookie Becks?

Cloud on Lake Manapouri

Who's that handsome sea dweller?

ah-hoy there captain!

The port leaving Lake Manapouri

The view over Doubtful Sound

Our vessel on Doubtful Sound

Beginning our trip

Doubtful Sound

A rare penguin whose name escapes me! (it's the one with the...

Mountains surrounding the sounds

Mirrored mountains on the Sound


Snug Cove


The moody looking sounds

Hanging out on the deck

Heading back to the port

The following day we drove to Lake Manapouri which is the meeting point for the trip on Doubtful Sound. The initial boat trip took about an hour and it takes you across Lake Manapouri to West Arm. From there, a bus picked us up and drove us over the beautiful Wilmot Pass road to the start of Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound is an unspoilt and remote wilderness with stunning scenary. The weather is so changeable, one minute there's clear skies, the next raining and cloudy. It's considered real lucky to experience both weather conditions. We were there on a 'moody' day, the mountains were peaking over the clouds and it looked really atmospheric. We boarded a catamaran for a 3 hour boat trip on Doubtful Sound where we saw waterfalls, penguins, seals and birds.

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