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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 1045
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank KarenPorter54
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank David M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of our 3 week trip. Nigel was our tour-guide/driver/BBQ chef for the day and he made a very long journey fun! Numerous stops along the way for photos broke the journey up - something you probably wouldn't get with the larger operators! Nigel was entertaining and informative and made an effort to include everyone in the... More 

Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide cum driver cum cook-of-the-day, Nigel, provided brilliant services! He was entertaining, helpful and provided tons of information. Totally enjoyed the trip, especially traveling in a small group helped (12pax). We got to see more, hear more and experience more. Nigel played a part in making the tour enjoyable. Highly recommended! :)

Thank Serene P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time on the tour! The group was fairly small and a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Graham, was incredibly knowledgeable and made the drive really enjoyable. He gave an in-depth review of the history of New Zealand, its economy, culture and ecology. We made a few stops on the way to take photos and take... More 

Thank Terence C
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We were collected from our hotel for this outing in a 15-passenger bus. Nigel, our driver/guide, quickly learnt our names & where we were visiting from; he was also extraordinarily knowledgeable about the flora & fauna we were seeing. The bus stopped in Te Anau for shopping, and at other places to take photos. At lunchtime we stopped near a... More 

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rob was our bus driver and made the trip enjoyable and memorable. He told us so much about Milford Sound and spots on the journey and was highly informative. He had a great sense of humour and was lovely to everyone! Even when I was feeling unwell at one part, he cheered me up and I started to feel much... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to visit Milford Sound. Nigel our driver/tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the history, geology, birds, and animals. Fun stories along the way and frequent stops to view the great scenery. And then turn off to a neat Creek side location where he cooked our really good BBQ lunch. At Milford Sound connected us... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slight mix-up with my viator booking but managed to sort it out and had a great day out! Rob the guide/driver/bbq chef did a great job entertaining us all day. Saw many sights, stopping along the way, rainbow spotting, and had a school of dolphins join us on the cruise. Weather held up too! Definitely recommend!

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