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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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Beautiful! Great guide! Epic times!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

When we travelled to New Zealand we made a conscious effort to try and use (where possible) independent or family run businesses for tours and activities. BBQ bus did not disappoint. Marty, our driver and owner collected us from our hotel at the stated time along with a few others. He explained what was ahead of us and also gave... More 

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

Hi guys. Thanks for the great review. Your quite right, it is a very long day and Nigel and I try to ensure the day feels as short and enjoyable as possible. I am glad you enjoyed your trip and recommend us to others. Thanks heaps. Marty. More 

Macon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went on the BBQ bus and we had no regrets. It was a full day, full of stop offs photo opportunities and great commentary from our friendly and helpful tour guide. The things that make this tour different from others are that firstly that it is a much smaller bus and more intimate yet had more atmosphere than a... More 

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

Hi guys. Thank you for taking the time to do the review. We really appreciate it. I am pleased you had an enjoyable trip with us. Kind regards, Marty. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are planning to visit Milford Sound, the BBQ bus is the best way to do it. The BBQ bus is a small shuttle with a maximum of 14 other people compared to large commercial buses that hold 40+ people. This gives you the opportunity to experience Milford Sound on a more personal level and you're treated like a... More 

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

Hi Natasha. I am delighted you enjoyed your trip with me to Milford Sound. Thank you so much for the great review. All the best for the future. Cheers. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I took the BBQ bus to Milford Sound in March and we were very happy with the tour. The amount of commentary was just right, gave us lots of insight into the countryside, people and flora and fauna. Lots of good photo opportunities on the trip. We did have some problems with chicken skewers not being cooked... More 

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

Hi guys. I hope you had a safe trip home. Thanks for the great review. I'm sorry your chicken kebabs were under cooked. I will need to keep an eye on that one. Take care. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The trip was made so much more interesting because our driver/ guide , Marty had so much information about the area's history, environment and wildlife. It was the only day it rained during our stay and that was a blessing because rain means waterfalls streaming down the mountains and spectacularly into Milford Sound( really a fjord) . It's a long... More 

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

Yes, its rarely a shame to say it was a wet day. The waterfalls are really amazing. Thank you for your kind words. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day. All the best. Marty. More 

Denver, Colorado
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Unforgettable tour on a 14-person bus with Marty who is the owner of BBQ Bus, a native Kiwi, and a veteran conservationist with many fascinating and funny stories to share. He stopped in many unique places that the giant tour buses can't get to, and he taught us so much about the history, flora & fauna, and people who made... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you. I always get a thrill from people obviously enjoying their day with me. All the best. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had read ad the reviews on tripadvisor and hoped it would live up to the high expectations. It most certainly did! Nigel our guide made it, he is so knowledgable on everything along the way. It was so interesting that you forget how long you are travelling for. The spots we stopped at in Te Anau and Fiordland for... More 

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

Wow, best trip of your holiday. Such praise. Thank you. Kind regards. Marty More 

Tallangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a magificent area. In order to maximise our trip we went with Nigil on the BBQ bus for a half day tour of the area and subsequently booked him for a Milford Sound Tour two days later. His knowledge of all things New Zealand is amazing and his ability to infuse a little humour into his narratives makes the... More 

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

Hi guys. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trips with Nigel. He does a great job. I have also noted your comment about more promotional advertising for the BBQ Bus. Most of our customers come via TripAdvisor. Certainly comments like yours help. Kind Regards, Marty. More 

Kalgoorlie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am a little late in doing this but better late then never...anyway we went late September 2014. It was my teenage daughter, my Husband and I, we ended up having the whole bus to ourselves. Marty was a great driver and worse his Kilt which was pretty cool, we could definitely find him in any crowds. The drive between... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your trip with me back in September. We have had a very busy summer and will shortly be entering the quieter time of the year again. Take care. Marty More 

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