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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 1045
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Ranked #20 of 199 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Going to Milford Sound was truly a remarkable experience for us. We were only 14 passengers and it was good to mingle in small groups. Our driver, Nigel was very knowledgeable and also very funny. We had a very satisfying lunch and the sceneries while on the road were truly unforgettable. The Milford Sound was indeed one of the most... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Can highly recommend this trip. It's small group travel so you miss the crowds by leaving later, stopping where the big buses can't stop - and have a great BBQ, and cruise the sound on the 3 pm cruise. Nigel was a great driver with a great local knowledge. It's the way to go if you don't do crowds!

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We decided the go with the BBQ Bus as we liked the idea of the smaller bus and a smaller group of people. It was definitely the way to go! The size of the other groups touring around the Milford Sound would nowhere near have been able to provide the service that we got on the BBQ Bus. Our host... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We booked the bbq bus expecting a good trip, but it turned out to be a brilliant trip. Our driver and tour guide Marty really knows how to put a great day together. We started out from Queenstown and with plenty of scenic stops along the way including a tasty bbq lunch, it made the journey out to milford really... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

So glad we decided to go to Milford Sound with Marty and the BBQ Bus. We were lucky that the four of us were the only ones booked on the day we decided to go. Marty was a fabulous guide with great knowledge of the area. The day itself was very wet but this just added to how spectacular the... More

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

Hi to the Smiths, Thanks guys to the review on your trip to Milford Sound. I had a great time with you guys. Peter, I see you have liked some of the videos I have put up on the BBQ Bus Facebook page. Cheers for that. All the best for the future. Marty. More

Broomfield, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked this trip as we were in Queenstown for a couple of days and we wanted to do the trip with a small group of people. You pay a bit extra than a 40 seater bus but it is worth it. We took the tour last week and to our surprise we were the only ones that day. It... More

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

Hi Cormac Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your trip to Milford Sound. Its always pleasing to see people enjoy their day. The barbeque season begins on 1 November. Maybe I'll see you again one day during the barbeque season. I had a lovely day with you both. Take care and all the best. Marty. More

Bendigo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We booked the BBQ bus tour because we liked the idea of small numbers. However we weren't expecting to be the only 2 on the tour and for our booking to be honoured, that really is fantastic customer service. Martin was a fantastic host, friendly and extremely knowledgable. It's a long drive to Milford Sound but the scenery is spectacular,... More

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

Hello Tina, Thank you for your very kind feedback. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your trip. The barbeque season is just about to begin on 1 November and I'm looking forward to the warmer weather that comes with it. Maybe I'll see you both again in a barbeque season in the future. Remember you can follow us on... More

Maineville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My name is Nick Westermeyer. I am a quadriplegic from a gymnastics injury sustained at Michigan State University in April 1991 who is interested in global travel and participating in activities not normally associated with disabled people. I’m currently on an adventure that will explore worldwide handicapped accessibility. Many people have travel blogs, but there are none that I know... More

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

Hello Nick, Thank you for your TripAdisor review of the Milford Sound BBQ Bus. I am the new owner "Marty". I am very pleased to hear that your trip to Milford Sound went well. As the new owner, I will continue to encourage disabled people to travel to Milford Sound with the BBQ Bus. You are quite right in saying... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was such a brilliant day! Saw many beautiful places. Would definitely do this tour again. Fantastic!

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

Hi Alex. I'm glad you and Carlos enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound. Thanks for the feedback and the photo's on the BBQ Bus facebook page. Cheers More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I reckon with these day trips where you spend a significant amount of time inside a vehicle, you have to make sure that you enjoy the journey as much as you enjoy your destination, and that is exactly what we got from the Milford BBQ Bus Tour with the great Marty - what a champ! He made it possible for... More

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

Wow Joseph, your the man. What can I say. Thank you for your generous comments. You obviously enjoyed your day. I really enjoyed my day with you and your mother too. Remember to check out the Milford Sound BBQ Bus facebook page and add any photos or comments. All the best. More

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