Doubtful Sound top destination in 2015
It seems the rest of the world is catching on to what avid travellers already know – Doubtful Sound is one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations to experience. The serene, untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound was voted in New Zealand's Top 10 Destinations to Experience from a shortlist of 20 iconic locations in a trans-Tasman poll conduced by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz & NZ. In conducting the survey, Experience Oz & NZ received more than 2000 votes from a mixed audience of Australian, New Zealand and international respondents.
Poll participants were asked to consider among other factors, the typical ‘New Zealand’-style nature of the destination, its unique natural highlights, the area’s cultural, historic and architectural features, the variety of activities on offer, whether it was over-commercialised and if it was simply considered ‘beautiful’.
“This is great recognition for one of our truly outstanding scenic locations and highlights the popularity of unique experiences amongst travellers to New Zealand. Te Anau and Manapouri at the Gateway to Fiordland offer the visitor the perfect base from which discover Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and other stunning areas of natural beauty in the Fiordland National Park.”
Experience Oz + NZ Business Development Manager Michelle Woodroff said ‘New Zealand's Top 10 Destinations to Experience’ consumer poll was a great opportunity to identify hotspots to visit in New Zealand.