Discover Fiordland National Park's largest fiord!
Join the CruiseAway community & receive the best offers available
Dusky Sound is part of the beautiful natural wonder that is the Fiordland National Park in the southwest of New Zealand. It is 40km long and 8km wide, making Dusky Sound the largest of the fourteen fiords in the region.
Dusky Sound is almost impossible to reach by land, so cruising along it is the best way to discover this wildlife paradise. The fiord is home to several large islands, such as:
The weather in the whole of the Fiordland National Park is unpredictable, it can snow, rain and hail at any time of the year, the temperatures can also go down suddenly. Setting out on a cruise around the region, you should be prepared for all kinds of weather.
Generally speaking, the summer months of January and February offer the warmest days with an average of 10-18℃.
Dusky Sound is a gem for nature lovers, the fiord is home to rare and exotic wildlife, spectacular landscapes and native plants.
Here are some of the highlights you can expect:
Not all cruise lines that offer Fiordland National Park cruises include Dusky Sound in their itineraries, as it is quite remote and not easy to reach. Here are some great cruise lines that do: