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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

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Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 421 045
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Enjoy a great value, small personalised tour in a modern mini bus to...

Enjoy a great value, small personalised tour in a modern mini bus to spectacular Milford Sound that also includes a full Scenic Cruise and tasty BBQ lunch inside the boundaries of the beautiful Fiordland National Park. Tour duration: Ex/To Queenstown 7.30am - 8:30pm Ex/To Te Anau 9:45am - 6:00pm Pick up and drop offs from most accommodation outlets in Queenstown available. Te Anau pick up and drop off - 'Kiwi Country' on Miro Street. Tour includes: The Road Trip. 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 something new to wonder at. With our smaller coaches, we are able to access a wide range of areas for photo opportunities. BBQ Lunch in the world famous Fiordland National Park, we break for the BBQ lunch. While we prepare your tasty lunch, take a short walk and breathe in the fresh alpine air. Cruise at Milford Sound, we link up with a spectacular scenic cruise, where the wonders of the area will unfold. The BBQ Bus links up with the 2:45pm Cruise Milford. This is an off peak time that is less crowded. Not only is BBQ Bus a great experience but it's also great value - so join us for a "Day to Remember!"

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Fantastic trip

Don't look at any other tour if you want to hear all about this area of New Zealand and avoid the crowds. BBQ lunch and Nigel's driving both excellent. Another plus was the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't look at any other tour if you want to hear all about this area of New Zealand and avoid the crowds. BBQ lunch and Nigel's driving both excellent. Another plus was the trip out on the Sound on a small boat and being able to get close to falls and rock formations. You won't be disappointed with any aspect... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The BBQ Bus is a fabulous way to get to Milford sound for a cruise...a 15 passenger van with funny and informative commentary by Graham, lots of stops to see birds and scenic spots plus a bbq lunch at a campground in Fjiordland National Park. The weather was cloudy and rainy at Milford Sound but that made the waterfalls more... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this tour because of the awesome reviews on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. We did the Milford Sound Day Tour with Marty who is amazing and knows a whole lot about the area. Great commentary and we learnt a lot about NZ and Milford Sound. Very personalized experience, wouldn't do it any other way. We watched a... More 

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Thank sharasingh
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Shara. I am delighted you enjoyed your day with me. We had a very small group that day in the van. Its great you enjoyed the movie as well. All the best for 2016. Marty. More 

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marty, our guide and driver was a blast. His background gave him the knowledge of the NZ flora and fauna that we experienced during the trip. The BBQ that was included in the package was very nice, and set in a scenic picnic park. You won't get such an experience in a larger group. The cruise that was included was... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review on your trip to Milford Sound with me. It is always really satisfying knowing people enjoy their day. All the best for 2016. Marty. More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the BBQ bus trip to Milford Sound. Nigel's commentary was interesting and fun. We learned loads of facts about NZ and the birds and animals who live here. Its a small group tour taken at a leisurely pace. Several stops along the way enabled us to enjoy the changing landscape and spectacular scenery. Lunch was delicious, Milford Sound... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Carol. Thanks for the great review of your day with the BBQ Bus. Nigel will be delighted you enjoyed your day with him. Take care in the new year. Marty. More 

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this via Viator. Small group in a comfy mini bus (calling it luxury is a but of a stretch). Hotel pick up at 7:30. Long drive but with plenty of stops for bathroom breaks as well as morning snack in Te Anau. Tour guide was Nigel who was great. Funny, friendly, informed. He cooked up a BBQ lunch creek... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi guys. Thanks for taking the time to review your day with Nigel. It sounds like you had an enjoyable day with him. Take care. Marty (owner). More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose the option to travel by bus and fly back to Queenstown in a 12 seater chartered plane. I would definitely recommend this if you can afford it. You get to see Milford Sound by land, sea and air. This also shortens the journey as the bus ride home is around 5 hours where the flight is 40 minutes.... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Sarah. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I agree that that the ultimate trip is to have the addition of the flight back to Queenstown (if you can afford it). Take care and all the best for 2016. Cheers Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day out. Graham picked us up early for a fun filled day. We stopped in Te Anau for a quick coffee and then set off through the Fiordland National Park stopping again for a BBQ lunch. It was a wet day but don't ever let this put you off. What amazing sights as we drove through to... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Jenny. Thank you for your review of your trip with Graham to Milford Sound. You certainly would have seen Milford Sound in all its glory as a waterfall wonderland. Graham is a great addition to the BBQ Bus team as you saw. His wife Jude has joined us recently for the Queenstown Sightseeing tour and is another asset. Thanks... More 

San Jose, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing how many massive bus tours were going to Milford Sound, I was so glad I spent a little more to go with a smaller outfit (15 people max) as opposed to being herded like cattle with 50 others on a bus. The operators of this tour will also do their best to stay a bit farther behind the buses... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

To the explorers. Thanks for the great review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your trip with me and you obviously enjoyed your flight back with Air Milford as well. Take care and all the best for 2016. Marty. More 

Guernsey, null, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ bus - wonderful day We were picked up at 7:30am by Graham our lovely host for the day, he drove us 600km throughout the day and we stopped along amazing view points and must sees, enjoyed our BBQ lunch cooked by Graham himself and set off again towards the Milford Sound harbour for our boat cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Helen. Graham and I are so pleased you enjoyed your day with the BBQ Bus. Thank you for taking the time to post the review. All the best for 2016. Marty. More 

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