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

  • 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 
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown
From US$164.42
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7:20am DepartureMost Popular
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
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6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
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5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
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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 (404)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best tour we have ever been a part of! Nigel + bbq bus were amazing

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

Thank AlyssaBock
Reviewed 5 days ago
Phenomenal Day Trip

Make no mistake, you are in for a very long day with this tour, as Milford Sound is a long drive away. But you are rewarded with majestic scenery throughout the day, and really get to take in the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. We...More

Thank sjkabadi
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect day!

Although a very long bus ride from Queenstown (4 hours both ways), our driver (Nigel) was entertaining and we stopped plenty enough time for pictures, stretching, short stop in Te Anau. The Bar BQ lunch was good - my husband really loved the grilled lamb,...More

Thank kellybarone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nigel is a legend of a bloke. Took us to all the amazing spots tour buses couldn't reach, thoroughly recommend.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. From the start our guide, Graham, was excellent, full of local knowledge, entertaining and pretty mean BBQ chef. The trip was wonderful, despite the rain. I would definitively choose this over a large coach tour.

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November 2, 2018|
Response from Pwong368 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had T-Mobile's cell phone plan from the US and the free signal I got was unlimited free 2G and 3G, and the signal was good for everything I needed to do.
Jacquelin N
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Pwong368 | Reviewed this property |
I was staying at YHA hostel and the pick up stop is a few steps away. Join YHA member and book YHA everywhere for 10% discount. They can also book tours for you at 10% discount.
Lesley H
September 26, 2018|
Response from Pwong368 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not a senior discount. However, if you are a member of YHA hostel (they are conveniently located in important towns in NZ and Australia), you will get 10% discount on the tour, in addition to 10% on the hostel... More