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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. 

Travel in unparalleled style and comfort in a fully air-conditioned luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with WIFI, large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the van will travel south alongside the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.

Enjoy a gourmet Kiwi-style BBQ lunch on our small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Fiordland and Milford Sound have to offer!
  • 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 
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service from your guide
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Additional Pick ups:
- Fernhill Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Arthurs Point Hotel (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Rydges Bus Stop, Lake Esplanade (For Rydges Resort, QT Queenstown, and Peppers Beacon)
- Queenstown Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Central Queenstown (Please meet the us outside Base Backpackers, 49 Shotover Street)
- Amber Lodge, 1 Gorge Rd (For Gorge Rd, Henry St, and Turner St accomodations)
- Cnr Cemetery Rd & Brecon St (For Lakeview Holiday Park, The Dairy, Browns Boutique)
- Upper Stanley Street Bus Stop, Stanley St (For Heartland Hotel, Blue Peaks, Caples Court, Four Seasons and Scenic suites)
- Millennium Hotel Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Millennium Hotel, Melbourne Lodge, Hurley's, Autoline Motel)
- Pounamu Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Swiss Belsuites, Colonial Village, Villa del Lago, Oaks Club)
- Hensman Rd / Oaks Shores Bus Stop (For The Rees, Oaks Shores, Andrews Rd, and Hensman Rd)
- Sherwood Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Sherwood, Holiday Inn, Goldfield Heights)
- Battery Hill Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Perkins Rd Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Marina Drive Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Mantra Marina)
- Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street & Kawarau Rd

If your accommodation is not listed, please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (at select Queenstown accommodations)
  • Scenic Cruise on Milford Sound.
  • Local Driver/Guide.
  • Sightseeing Stops with opportunities for short bush walks.
  • Lunch - Kiwi-style BBQ or Picnic Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Special meal requests such as vegetarian or do not eat pork, lamb, chicken or beef MUST be advised at time of booking and then reconfirmed at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • During the months of May to October and the Early Bird Summer departures the itinerary for this tour will be modified. In place of the BBQ lunch enroute to Milford Sound, the tour will include a full scenic cruise with a BBQ lunch on board the cruise boat.
  • Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours for our Summer tours) due to road distances.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

I would 10/10 recommend this tour to New Zealand first-timers. My husband and I booked two Altitude tours and this was one of them (The other one was the Best Of Queenstown). Altitude was also kind enough to change one of our tours at the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time. Graeme was so informative and put such a lot of effort into sharing his knowledge and making sure we had a good time. Everything ran to plan and lunch was lovely. Fantastic experience.!

Date of experience: September 2019
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altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for leaving this great review! We are glad you couldn't fault out trip, and that Graham's knowledge and effort didn't go unnoticed. We hope you will spread the word and recommend us to any family or friends heading to Queenstown in future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Milford Sound is a long drive from Queenstown and the journey was amazing, thanks to our guide Graham with his continuous sharing of insights/tidbits about New Zealand. The cruise itself is only 2 hours, but covers the Sound in detail with some spectacular views. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PriyaZ6
altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us on a trip to Milford Sound. We are glad that our guide Graham made the long drive enjoyable and that you enjoyed the beautiful scenic cruise on Milford Sound itself!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I booked this trip as part of our honeymoon and were blown away. First off they picked us up right by our hotel which was nice for it being so early in the morning. The ride was on a very comfortable Mercedes...More

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altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Cole! Thank you for this lovely review of your tour with Roland. He will be delighted to hear you had a wonderful time to Milford Sound and we are honoured to have made you NZ trip worth it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent driver (Chris) That man has so many stories to keep you interested for the whole drive. This cozy Mercedes van fits way less people than a coach bus, which means less downtime at stops and faster speeds on the road! Has WiFi and USB...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving this great review! Chris is a bit of a legend and loves to share his stories with our passengers. We are glad you had a great time and appreciated the small touches that make out tour special! Hopefully we...More

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If you are able to walk around 100 steps probably can plan to travel and before booking please command the tour operator about your physical condition may be they can help more better for your need
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The tour I been to didn’t took that way and even I didn’t asked
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