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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1045
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is THE way to go if you want to book a trip to the Milford sound. Our driver was amazing, he knew the roads like the back of his hand and I felt very safe with him behind the wheel. He was witty, knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TiffMillPicc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this small personal guided trip to Milford Sound with the BBQ Bus. The Guide/Driver, Marty was the owner and knew all the places to stop for the best views and away from the big tour buses. Picked us up in Queenstown around 7:30...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a long day but worth the time! Our guide Nigel was great and entertaining! He made the trip go by quickly. The BBQ lunch was very good! The Milford Sound Cruise was awesome! The caption Chris was great. I would like to thank...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dsteinbrunner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing day on the BBQ Bus with Marty he is a great host and the day was magic. Loved being with a smaller group.

Thank Wanderer713069
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Rob was an entertaining and informative driver making our day most enjoyable. With the BBQ bus, arrival at Milford Sound is a little later, which allowed the crowds to have gone so we could take in the scenery from a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up promptly at our hotel. When we got on the bus our guide was in a discussion with some other passengers on the bus bashing the US government. Guides should be trained not to engage in discussions of this type with the...More

Thank Tina56403
AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Tina, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We are so sorry to hear that your guide for the tour made you feel uncomfortable. We have spoken to the guide in question who has informed us of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rob was our driver and chef for the coach ride and cruise to Milford Sound. He provided a running commentary during the drive and the BBQ lunch was delicious. He coped well with an unforeseen event and ensured we all had a good time. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank divabodle1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this small group bus tour well in advance of our late February trip to Queenstown. Two days prior, we took a large bus tour to Hidden Sound. Both tours covered some of the same highway en route, and both were all-day. But the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank osffan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the tour in Te Anau and were welcomed aboard by our Tour Manager, Graham. It was a rainy day however, Graham’s knowledge of Milford Sound and his great personality ensured we all had a fabulous day out. The bonus of rain meant we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindamZ2903BR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just visited Queenstown for our honeymoon and decided we had to book a tour out to the Fiordlands and Milford Sound. After a bit of research and all the positive reviews we decided to book with BBQ bus - and we...More

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7 November 2018|
Response from AndyBBQBusNZ | Property representative |
Our apologies for the delayed response! The nearest pick up will be from the Frankton Bus Shelter on the corner of Gray Street and Kawarau Road. I believe it is within walking distance of the Motor Camp. Kidnr... More
16 August 2018|
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Response from gqueen8 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at a cafe about 2 hours into the journey so we could grab a coffee / muffin and visit the toilets. We stopped again maybe another hour later at public toilets for one of our fellow passengers. Graham was very... More
7 April 2018|
Response from AndyBBQBusNZ | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have a few things to point out that may help you make a decision: - The Early Bird tour includes all of the same highlights of our later tour, but the BBQ lunch is served on board the boat... More