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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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Description: 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 3pm Scenic Cruise operated by Southern Discoveries. 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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A day to remember on the BBQ Bus

It was a rainy day to begin with and we had no idea what to expect, until Nigel pulled up and took us on our day tour to Milford Sound. He was entertaining from the start, not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was a rainy day to begin with and we had no idea what to expect, until Nigel pulled up and took us on our day tour to Milford Sound. He was entertaining from the start, not a moment was lost where he did not regale us with facts and interesting details. Several impromptu scenic stops were made along the... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip with Nigel. He will be pleased you enjoyed your trip with him to Milford Sound. Regards Martin. More 

Hawley, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited the Queenstown, NZ area for the first time and Milford Sound was the main purpose of going there while staying in Sydney, AU. Queenstown is very commercial, but with good food, but we took the bus to Te Anau on our 2nd day. That is where Martin, the owner of the Milford BBQ Bus met us. It is... More 

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

Hi Anthony. Thanks for posting your review of your trip to Milford Sound with me. I am delighted you enjoyed your day. You have just left before the snow came in. Take care and thanks again. Marty. More 

Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's a long drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound but Marty made many stops along the way to take pictures of the spectacular scenery, so the drive there is as interesting as the boat tour through Milford Sound. Marty was a very safe driver and was very personable and professional. I highly recommend this tour.

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

Hi Loreen. Thanks for the review. Its snowing here in Queenstown so we were unable to get to Milford Sound today. It will be a very beautiful trip over the next few days with all the snow. I plan to put some photos on the BBQ Bus facebook page as I take them. Take care. Marty. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We highly recommend the Milford Sound BBQ Bus after an epic journey from Queenstown with them in May 2015. Our owner/driver Martin knew so much about the local environment, road and weather conditions and drove us through very safely despite extreme conditions, making the long road journey a good part of the whole experience. The lunch and trip on The... More 

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

Hi Lynne and Liz. Yes we had a special day didn't we. It was one of the stormiest days so far this year but we made it to Milford Sound and had the cruise too. Thanks Lynne for taking the time to review your day and I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. You were great company. Kind regards Marty. More 

Subic, Philippines
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nigel is attentive, funny and has all the answers - what more could one ask for! I'd say we have selected the best in the industry.

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

Hi. Thanks for placing the review. I'm going to have to give Nigel another gold star. Kind regards Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

What a great experience overall! We had the pleasure of having nigel as our guide, who was very friendly and had great banter who got everyone involved in the trip. He made the two hours fly by as we headed to te anau, as he some how made taking about road kill engaging and mystifying. At noon we stopped to... More 

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

Hmmm! Choppyhawke. There is something strangely familiar about that name. Road kill can be "gripping" as you found out. Hope you enjoyed that well deserved Fergburger when you got back too. Did the roadkill make you feel hungry? Great review Chris. Cheers Marty. P.S. I think I know where your sense of humour comes from. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a trip of a lifetime. The bus arrived promptly and turned out to be a Hi-Ace which had only 8 people with our guide, Nigel, who was friendly, placid and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Right from the beginning, he gave each of us a role that brought the group together and we got to know... More 

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

Hi to the Greytyger. I loved your description of your trip with Nigel as a "Magical Carpet ride". You clearly enjoyed your day. Yes, Nigel does like to get the passengers "involved". He is great at remembering names too. Thanks for the review. Cheers Marty. More 

Ballston Lake, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I happened to find this gem on Trip Advisor. After showing my daughters the website to convince them that dad wasn't taking them on a food tour. They were all in. Making the reservations was very easy. A minor change was clearly communicated in advance. The minor change was that lunch would be served on the boat since winter was... More 

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

Hi Bill. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. As the owner, I really appreciate the time you take to write the review. Nigel is a great guide and I'm glad you enjoyed the day with him. You are quite right to say it is worth seeing Milford Sound in the rain. Kind regards. Marty. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Travelled to Milford Sound on 2.3.15 on BBQ bus with Marty who owns business. Had great time not tired as day was welll planed lots of info on way and film on last part of return worked well. The wet day rewarded us with wall to wall waterfalls on the way and while on the boat. Pretty spectacle.. We got... More 

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

Hello my Irish friends. Yes it was a wet day but Milford put on a show as it does in the rain. Thanks so much for the great review. Kind Regards. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had an amazing time! Realy well organised and definitly worth the money! Nigel is a great tour guide! He was entertaining and gave us interesting information about each area we visited. Would definitely recommend!!

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

Hi Michael. I will pass on your compliments to Nigel. He is a great driver guide.Thanks for the recommendation to others. Its really appreciated. Take care. Marty. More 

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Address: Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 421 045
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Average Prices: USD 199 - 199

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