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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 1045
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Join the BBQ Bus for a unique interactive small group experience to Milford...

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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Great Day Trip

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurie L
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. We had many lovely stops along the way to Milford Sound. It was raining as... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 lots of information that we would not have thought to ask. His personalized style made... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 whole trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, conservation and all of the sights... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 for Couples, young families, solo travelers, anyone and everyone.

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

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. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 then the drive home. But, with Rob at the wheel in a small group setting... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

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 More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 for a friendly crowd to spend the day with and got to converse with interesting... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

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. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 so comforting. My knee was injured and Nigel was very considerate about this throughout the... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

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. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been meaning to write this review for 4 months. Marty, our guide/host/chef/mate was just magnificent. Small intimate group. So happy we chose this over the larger groups. Many stops along the way and Marty was so informative. Highly recommend.

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Thank you for remembering and writing us a review! It goes a long way to help spread the word about what we do. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

Sydney Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't book with any other company to visit the Milford Sound! We can't rave enough about this tour! Only 15 people max and Martin the travel guide.... well he's the man! Very knowledgeable about all things New Zealand and has done 942 trips to the Milford Sound so ask him anything! He was a conservationalist and knows so much about... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to travel with us! We are so glad that you left feeling as though you made the best decision, and we really appreciate the enthusiasm you have showed with your review. Many many thanks, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Nigel picked us up and immediately made us feel at ease. The bus trip was awesome with a very experienced driver/tour leader. The stop in Te Anau was just long enough to grab a pie then to Milford sound. The cruise was fantastic although a lack of rain meant very few waterfalls. Nigel was able to facilitate a return to... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great day, and we are glad you got the right weather to also experience the area from above! Thanks for choosing the BBQ Bus! Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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