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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1045
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Join the BBQ Bus for a unique interactive small group experience to Milford Sound that includes a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch, your Milford Sound boat cruise, and our enthusiastic and engaging driver guide. Our small modern coaches allows access to a wide range of areas for photo opportunities. Summer (November – April) BBQ lunch and scenic cruise included Depart every day (except 25 December, Christmas day). Queenstown 7:20am - 9pm Te Anau 10:30am - 6:30pm Winter (May - October) BBQ lunch on the scenic cruise boat Departing on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Queenstown 6:50am - 7:30pm Te Anau 9:45am - 5pm Pick up and drop offs from most accommodation outlets in Queenstown available. Te Anau pick up and drop off - 'Kiwi Country' on Miro Street. Sit back and relax in our comfortable, modern coach and take in the experience. The beauty of this trip to Milford Sound is that around every corner is another example of New Zealand's breathtaking natural beauty. With our smaller coaches, we are able to access a wide range of areas for photo opportunities, as well as stop in our uniqie secluded locations within the National Park for our delicious BBQ Lunch. While we prepare your tasty lunch, take a short walk and breathe in the fresh alpine air or simply relax and unwind amidst Fiordland National Parks world famous setting. In Milford Sound we link up with a spectacular scenic cruise operated by Cruise Milford, where the wonders of the area will unfold. This cruise showcases not only the unforgettable scenery of Milford Sound, but also provides an opportunity to see some of the areas most fascinating and beautiful wildlife including dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, Fiordland Crested penguins, and even Whales. The smaller boat and off-peak sail time provides a less crowded, more enjoyable cruise for everyone. Between May and October the BBQ lunch is served on the boat, where people can get out of the cold weather and stay warm and dry. If you are looking for an all inclusive, true Kiwi experience of Milford Sound - You can't go wrong with the Milford Sound BBQ Bus!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1045

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great day on the BBQ Bus trip to Milford Sound. Nigel was our driver, and picked us up at 7 am (the sun doesn't rise till 8:30 in July, but as soon as it's light, it's scenic!). We stopped at Te Anau...More

Thank April C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller than the big tour buses means you get a more personal touch and go to places the big buses can't reach Fantastic scenery at and on the way to Milford Sound - a long day but worth the effort complimented by a fun and...More

Thank CMJSingapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I joined the BBQ bus as per the comment from tripadvsior. The instruction for waiting them are easy to locate. Rob is very well known there surrounding area. At the beginning afraid of the seat inside the car, but end up very...More

Thank K L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 5 was part of only a group of 13. The journey there was beautiful as we hadn't yet seen NZ outside of Queenstown and Rob (our driver) would tell us interesting bits of information as we travelled. He knew the best stops...More

Thank Vera T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the BBQ bus as part of a package with Cruise Milford and Air Milford. The day was seamless due to the different companies working extremely well together. We were picked up from our hotel by Marty to meet the BBQ bus, and Nigel...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nigel was an incredible tour guide and despite some initial technical difficulties with the microphone, he was able to keep us entertained and informed the whole way. The tour was well timed, with just enough time to see everything, and he always told us when...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the bad weather on Monday, our trip to Milford Sound was unsuccessful as the road was closed, however as we had already driven most of the way there, our tour guide Nigel decided to take us on a few nice walks in the area...More

Thank Dot R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were supposed to land in Queenstown July 21 and would have taken the half-day Queenstown tour and the full day Milford Sound tour on the 22nd. Due to very strong winds, our plane was unable to land in Queenstown and got diverted to Christchurch...More

Thank pink027
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Milford sound day trip on the BBQ bus. Was a great day, the tour guide was local, excellent and very knowledgeable and informative. The day went quite quickly and the bus was comfortable. There were many photo stop opportunities and the lunch...More

Thank Bradley E
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for recalling your trip to Milford Sound! We are glad you enjoyed the small group experience and our BBQ lunch. Thanks for choosing us! The BBQ Bus Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip. Our guide Nigel was super knowledgeable funny and informative. Milford Sound scenery is spectacular. It was a bonus seeing Kakapo at Homer Tunnel and seals out in the sound

Thank Lynette C
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review! Awesome that you were able to see some of the areas unique and wonderful wildlife! Thanks, The BBQ Bus Team.

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18 August 2017|
Response from MilfordSoundBBQBus | Property representative |
Hi there! We use Cruise Milford for our Milford Sound scenic cruise. They are great and have the same aim - to keep the numbers lower for better customer satisfaction.
Lisa L
23 June 2017|
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Response from MilfordSoundBBQBus | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your question. We have received your direct email and arranged an appropriate pick up nearby your accommodation. For anyone else staying in accommodation not listed as one of our pick up locations... More
24 May 2017|
Response from MilfordSoundBBQBus | Property representative |
Yes the BBQ Bus will be running our winter scheduled tour as normal from July the 1st. The business is closed for the month of June only. Kind regards. The BBQ Bus Team