The best way to experience Fiordland is on an overnight cruise, we decide to cruise Doubtful Sound. This option is more remote and much bigger than the other popular cruise at Milford Sound.
Getting to Doubtful sound is a little bit of a mission, we took a 2 hour coach ride from Queenstown, followed by a 1 hour boat ride across Lake Manapouri, and then a 1 hour bus ride across Wilmot Pass before we could board our boat the Fiordland Navigator.
We were also really lucky with the weather as we had 2 straight days of sunshine, and for somewhere that can get over 10 meters of rain a year that is pretty good going.
Cruising Doubtful Sound was really good fun, the scenery amazing, a whole bunch of strange ind interesting people on the boat, some kayaking and loads to eat and drink.