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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 3 days ago

My family of four did a day trip to Milford Sound with the BBQ Bus, and had a great experience. The guide/driver/owner was very knowledgeable and friendly. We made stops at several interesting places before arriving at Milford Sound, which was a nice way to...More

Thank benezet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I signed up for the full day trip to Milford Sound and had Nigel as our driver. What a great outing! I was not looking forward to the 3+ hour drive to and from Milford Sound but Nigel kept all of us...More

Thank ms2555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did both the Milford Sound full day tour and 1/2 Day Queenstown tour with BBQ Bus and we had a fantastic experience exploring these beautiful areas. Our guide, Graham, possessed a lot of valuable knowledge and shared interesting information about New Zealand throughout the...More

Thank Emily E
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I was nervous about doing Milford Sound as a day trip from Queenstown, but I was glad I did it with the BBQ Bus. We had a great guide and was constantly trying to help us avoid the crowds caused by the large tour groups....More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The tour is ran with one of the smaller buses that seats up to a dozen people; which is great, since by the end everyone on the bus was friends with one another. Our guide, Nigel, kept it entertaining throughout the entire trip and shared...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Went on the BBQ Bus today to Milford Sound (and booked it the day before). It was absolutely over the top! I was picked up at 7am by Marty. We had 7 total on the bus and he kept us informed and entertained on the...More

1  Thank checkford
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a long day but so worth it. We were picked up from our hotel, our BBQ lunch was delicious. Our driver was great, he was very informative. We are so glad we booked the BBQ Bus, :-) Would recommend it to everyone. Great trip...More

Thank Julie B
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you so much Julie! This is a great review and we are so happy you enjoyed your day on the BBQ Bus. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We're so happy we booked with the Milford Sound BBQ Bus. Rob was our driver, guide and all round good guy. This is a long day. Up early for the four hour drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound, almost two hours on a boat, and...More

Thank Jay H
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Jay, Thank you so much for your review, and choosing to travel with the BBQ Bus. Rob has clearly done a great job in showing you the best of Fiordland and our Kiwi Hospitality despite the rainy weather! Thanks again, The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 30 April 2017

I was on the April 21 bus. Rob picked us up very close to our accommodation, and we were off for a gorgeous drive through New Zealand countryside and Fjordland National Park. I liked that the bus is limited to a few people, it made...More

Thank abhi023
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

This is a great review and we really appreciate it! It is always a pleasure to hear from passengers who have enjoyed their day on the BBQ Bus. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was a very long day but was so worth it. Nigel was a lovely guide that provided a great deal of interesting information about NZ. He made a super long day feel enjoyable and not too long! The bbq lunch was delicious too and...More

Thank Xquisiterequisite
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you very much for leaving a review of your experience on board the BBQ Bus with Nigel. We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your day! Many thanks, The BBQ Bus Team.

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Lisa L
Hi we will be in Queenstown on 22nd July , want to book the tour (Milford sound BBQ bus tour ), we stay in airBnB accommodation at 527 Frankston Rd Queenstown, just wondering can you pick up from there? Thank you!
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
Does the tour run in July?
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