We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 421 045
Website
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!"
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 230 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Tour

This is a great way to see Milford Sound. The BBQ lunch that Martin (our driver and guide) cooked for us on the boat was so much better than the "cardboard lunch packs" that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Andrew D
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to see Milford Sound. The BBQ lunch that Martin (our driver and guide) cooked for us on the boat was so much better than the "cardboard lunch packs" that the other tour groups were given. We even had other tour group participants trying to sneak off with some of our food. The tour itself was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the BBQ one day late in July with Marty as our driver/commentator/chauffeur. I thought it would have been perfect if it was called "the party bus", so he could say "Hi, I'm Marty with the party bus", but his given name is actually Marbecue. Traveling with Marty is like being in a bus with your longtime favorite baseball... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An initial mishap on our behalf saw us miss our alarm on our scheduled BBQ Bus trip however Marty and team were gracious enough to let us book for the next day at no extra charge! We were picked up from right near our accommodation as instructed. Marty was extremely informative and displayed a wealth of knowledge and passion for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The BBQ bus is a wonderful experience. We were picked up right by our hotel and treated to an amazing scenic tour which was very memorable! Marty was great, and made us feel right at home. We highly recommend the BBQ bus!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Found this BBQ bus thru TripAdvisor and also from recommendation I read on a traveling book in Indonesia. Leaving Queenstown in one frosty morning at 7 am, being picked up right in our hotel front door, and then made a long journey all the way to Milford Sound. Along the way Marty shared a lot of stories with us, about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Claudia. Thanks so much for the great review. I am delighted you enjoyed your day with the BBQ Bus. I would be really interested to know the name of the publication you refer to in Indonesia. Drop me an email if you get a chance. Thanks again. Marty. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Long day but a great day. Taking the BBQ Bus tour with Marty was well worth it.. we learnt a lot of interesting facts and heard some great stories on the way. Stopped at spectacular sites and had a delicious lunch! Would definitely recommend this tour over driving yourself to the Sounds.. The sites and views were just spectacular!

Was this review helpful? Yes
MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi guys. Thanks so much for the review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day with me. Take care. Marty. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed Milford Sound BBQ Bus also viewed

 

Been to Milford Sound BBQ Bus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Milford Sound BBQ Bus

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Milford Sound BBQ Bus and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Milford Sound BBQ Bus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?