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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 421 045
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enjoy a great value, small personalised tour in a modern mini bus to spectacular Milford Sound that...
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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 February 25, 2015 NEW

A great trip on the BBQ bus, best way to see Milford Sound. We had 14 people on our trip which was a great number compared to every other tour bus on the road which were packed. Martin was a great guide, very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour! Only takes small groups and has an excellent driver/guide named Nigel who knows lots of facts about the area...great value for money and an awesome day trip with lunch and a Milford sound cruise included, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across the BBQ bus here on TripAdvisor and thought I'd give it a go. Milford Sound is probably a once-in-a-lifetime-trip for me so I didn't want even the chance of ruining it by booking an overcrowded budget bus tour. And the BBQ bus was exactly what I was looking for. The driver Martin and his friend/BBQ assistant Sally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm so glad we chose this tour to go over to Milford Sound. We had a rental car, but the drive was much better being able to relax and hear commentary on what we were seeing. The food at lunch was great, and we have high BBQ standards from Texas. We only had 5 people on our tour, so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great commentary on the various landmarks from Martin, as well as a fantastic lunch. Plenty of stops along the way for some great photo opportunities also. The personal nature you'll find on this trip makes it that much more special.

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

Thanks for the review Jeff. I am delighted you enjoyed your day. Take care. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

So glad my wife and I went with the BBQ Bus! Marty was a superb guide and host - full of so much interesting knowledge as well as knowing all the right places to stop. The long day (which involved a monster 8 hours+ of driving!) never once got boring. We went on an extremely rainy day but to be... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review. The rainy days really are a treat. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with me. Kind regards. Marty. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Despite having our trip delayed due to mechanical problems we had a great day to an amazing place. Nigel was very knowledgeable and fun. The stops on the way were well timed and trip worthy in their own right. The Chasm is truly awe inspiring. I sincerely hope that Nigel is correct when he says that the bird life is... More 

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

Hi. Thank you for your review. I am sorry to see that you were disappointed with the lunch on your trip with us. We do take all our travellers comments seriously. Our salad and Pasta are supplied to us and we will pass on your comments to our supplier. We have found that white bread appeals to more people so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love smaller tours and this bus held only 15 people. We were picked up at our hotel at the specified time. Our guide, Nigel, was very affable, funny and most knowledgeable about the area. The scenery was magnificent and the stops we made along the way were wonderful opportunities to see some amazing parts of the mountains and the... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Its always nice to hear that people would travel with us again if they get the chance. Kind regards. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Thankyou BBQ bus for an amazing tour to Milford Sounds. Nigel our driver was wonderful, great commentary, plenty of rest stops to stretch our legs and visit places of interest. BBQ lunch was delicious. Thankyou Nigel and BBQ Bus for a wonderful day.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with Nigel. He will be delighted that you enjoyed your day with him. All the best. Marty. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My six friends and I decided to take the BBQ bus over the larger bus tour options so it was more personable and customized. We were pleasantly surprised to be the only ones in the van! We were not disappointed! The guide was very knowledgeable and very thoughtful! The BBQ lunch was delicious! If you're going to Milford Sound, use... More 

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

Hi guys. Thanks for the great review. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed the trip to Milford Sound. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Queenstown and that you all got home safely. Thanks Molly and gang. All the best. Marty. More 

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