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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Traveling by coach means close-ups of great scenery—without driving windy roads
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch inside Fiordland National Park
  • Chance to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat 
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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown
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Overview
Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. An included Kiwi-style barbecue lunch completes the excursion, which includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown (select hotels only), and then board a comfortable coach bus for the scenic trip to Milford Sound.

Follow the Eglington River to the head of Eglington Valley, with a break to stretch your legs on a walk through the lush forest. Your lunch of lamb-and-chicken kebabs, sausages, salads, fresh bread, and juice is served en route.

Continue through the Homer Tunnel, and then wind into the Cleddau Valley, arriving at Fiordland National Park. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a sightseeing cruise for trip that traces the sound to the outlet on the Tasman Sea, passing waterfalls that tumble from high cliffs along the way. Keep your camera ready during this portion of the tour as it’s common to spot seals and other wildlife while cruising Milford Sound.

Following your time at Milford Sound, begin the return trip to Queenstown, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (422)
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Reviewed today
Excellent small bus trip

We didn't fancy another day stuck on a big bus so opted for the BBQ bus. Our guide collected us promptly and kept us entertained for the whole trip. Food was good and it was great that we stopped at several places that I'm sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome Tour

The best tour. We enjoyed every bit of it. Rob was wonderful and funny guy. He was very entertaining and energetic. We stopped at all the important sites. The BBQ lunch was so tasty and beautiful. We had young kids who loved every bit of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeganlogan
Reviewed 5 days ago
Milford Sound a must for South Island

Great intimate tour on the BBQ bus to cater for smaller group. Our guide Rob had excellent local knowledge mixed with humour and balanced keeping to schedule with allowing photo stops. Lunch spot was scenic - bring insect repellent for sand flies. Highly recommend the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Bearah777
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour in Milford!

It was a great trip. I like the fact that we had several stops during the trip, so we can take pictures and walk around. The waterfalls were amazing. Just to keep in mind that actually is a complete day trip. It’s far away so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arturo C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Day to Tour Milford Sound. Awesome Sight to See!

Had the Best Tour! Not too Crowded. Great Amenities! Very nice 'Captain' of our tour boat. Very Informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matthew M
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