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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 421 045
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Ranked #15 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Enjoy a great value, small personalised tour in a modern mini bus to spectacular Milford Sound that...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was a amazing tour even though it was raining most of the day. The driver kept telling us it would be even better with the rain as there would be amazing waterfalls but we didn't quite believe it. When we did on the cruise it was amazing as there were waterfalls everywhere. It was an amazing magical place with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you are planning for Milford Sound Cruise then you must go by BBQ bus. Excellent services very friendly staff and super excellent BBQ. Stops taken for scenic view are more than anyother operator in town. Best service!!!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went on this tour and it was absolutely awesome...our tour guide and bus driver come BBQ cook was great - lots of stories - lots of information and fun. I was concerned as my daughter and I are from Wellington, NZ so we were worried it would be boring for us but NOT AT ALL. Lovely small tour bus....yummie... More 

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

Hello, Nigel will be delighted that you and your daughter enjoyed your day and you enjoyed his cooking. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Marty More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I booked this trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown. We were skeptical of the 4 hour ride and ere debating taking the flight to Milford but it turned out to be a great decision. Our driver and guide Nigel was extremely nice and friendly and we had a greeeaat time on the tour. He stopped on the... More 

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

Hi Rohini. Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. It is great that you really enjoyed your day with Nigel. Nigel and I really appreciate the feedback. Marty. More 

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

What do you say about a perfect day? From our pick up that morning to the end of our day was great. Nigel was a very knowledgeable guide and a pleasure to be around. He is proud of his country,nature,animal life,birds,etc, & it shows. It was more like being with a friend for a day. The cruse was a lifetime... More 

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

Wow the highest compliment you could give Nigel that you felt you made a friend in him. I will pass this on to him. You obviously had a great day. Thank you for your feedback. Marty. More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wonderful tour, wonderful nature, wonderful guide. We were picked up from and dropped off at our hotel, which was very convenient. On the day of our tour, they had a bus and a van going together, and we were in the van with Martin (the owner) as the driver and guide. Martin was very knowledgeable about the area, knew exactly... More 

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

Hi guys. Thank you for your great comments on your trip with me to Milford Sound. You had the 4 seasons in one day. You obviously made it home safely and have the memories of your trip to Milford Sound for many years to come. I hope you got lots of good photo's. Thanks heaps. Regards Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

With Nigel as our guide, we set out for Milford Sound first thing. Our guide made the day extra special. He immediately knew everyone by name and had everyone involved in the conversations. He was a wealth of information about the country and the environment. We enjoyed a couple nice walks and savored the tasty BBQ skewers. Our cruise was... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback on your trip to Milford Sound with Nigel. He's a great asset to the BBQ Bus. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your trip. Marty. More 

TPA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are many tour buses competing to take you on the trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. However, with one exception, they all pack you in large buses, carrying about 50 passengers. The exception and the best choice for you is the Milford Sound Barbeque Bus – which is a small 15-seat mini-bus. This makes for a much more intimate... More 

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

Hi Carolyn and Dave. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your day to Milford Sound with me. It was lovely meeting you both. You sound like you really enjoyed your day which is great. Nigel and I try our best to give everyone an enjoyable day in our beautiful 'office'. Marty. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had booked this tour after reviews on TA - and also since we were traveling with a 10 month old and didn't want to take the big tour buses. We were a 'full group' - but only 15 of us in the group - so relatively small. We were picked up by Nigel our tour guide dot at 7.50... More 

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

Hi Warren. Thanks for your review on your trip to Milford Sound. The motor accident that day was very unfortunate and certainly made for a long day for you, especially with your infant. Nigel commented on how good your infant was. I will pass on your comments to Nigel. I am really pleased you still enjoyed your day. Thanks again.... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Hi Nigel, Serena and I really enjoyed the day bus tour to Milford Sound with you. Many thanks for your interesting stories and insights. We both learnt a lot about NZ nature and people. We both will be back next year to run another Marathon. Cheers Lars

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

Hi Lars. I will pass on your comments to Nigel. I'm pleased you had a nice day with him. Thanks for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. Marty. More 

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