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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 1045
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Join the BBQ Bus for a unique interactive small group experience to Milford...

Join the BBQ Bus for a unique interactive small group experience to Milford Sound that includes a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch, your Milford Sound boat cruise, and our enthusiastic and engaging driver guide. Our small modern coaches allows access to a wide range of areas for photo opportunities.

Summer (November – April)

BBQ lunch and scenic cruise included

Depart every day

(except 25 December, Christmas day).

Queenstown 7:20am - 9pm

Te Anau 10:30am - 6:30pm

Winter (May - October)

BBQ lunch on the scenic cruise boat

Departing on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Queenstown 6:50am - 7:30pm

Te Anau 9:45am - 5pm

Pick up and drop offs from most accommodation outlets in Queenstown available. Te Anau pick up and drop off - 'Kiwi Country' on Miro Street.

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 another example of New Zealand's breathtaking natural beauty. With our smaller coaches, we are able to access a wide range of areas for photo opportunities, as well as stop in our uniqie secluded locations within the National Park for our delicious BBQ Lunch.

While we prepare your tasty lunch, take a short walk and breathe in the fresh alpine air or simply relax and unwind amidst Fiordland National Parks world famous setting.

In Milford Sound we link up with a spectacular scenic cruise operated by Cruise Milford, where the wonders of the area will unfold. This cruise showcases not only the unforgettable scenery of Milford Sound, but also provides an opportunity to see some of the areas most fascinating and beautiful wildlife including dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, Fiordland Crested penguins, and even Whales. The smaller boat and off-peak sail time provides a less crowded, more enjoyable cruise for everyone.

Between May and October the BBQ lunch is served on the boat, where people can get out of the cold weather and stay warm and dry.

If you are looking for an all inclusive, true Kiwi experience of Milford Sound - You can't go wrong with the Milford Sound BBQ Bus!

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I don't write many reviews but felt I had to as we had such a fantastic day. We were initially disappointed with the weather but we needn't have worried as it was the best weather... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't write many reviews but felt I had to as we had such a fantastic day. We were initially disappointed with the weather but we needn't have worried as it was the best weather for seeing hundreds of waterfalls! Our driver and host, Nigel, was fantastic - informative, funny and added a great personal service without being overly familiar.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was exceptionally happy to get a spot on the BBQ bus for my tour of Milford Sound; The personalized attention for our small group of 14 people made it a very personable and customized experience which I feel I would not of gotten on the larger tours... so glad this option was available, great family run company.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of oue most memorable days ever - seeing the Fjordland and cruising on Milford Sound. This owner/operated company did an excellent job entertaining & educating the group - he was informative & charming. The mini bus was extremely comfortable, the BBQ was well prepared & plentiful. The crew on the boat [for Milford Sound cruise] was very professional &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My father found and booked this day trip to see the Milford Sound. It was a full day activity, departing Queenstown at 7 am. Our tour guide is the owner of the company and he was fantastic! He knew all sorts of facts about the area and knew when to time the rest stops to avoid the really big buses.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I took the BBQ bus to Milford Sound and were lucky enough to have Marty (the owner of the business) driving us. Marty is a former conservationist so has a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna and unique environment of both Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park, as well as being very entertaining and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My new husband and I found this tour on trip advisor and it did not disappoint! We had Graham (hope that's spelled right) and he was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about the area and funny too! The day was long but well worth it! We even got to watch 'Finding Dory' on the way home. I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled with 2 teens and a 10 year old, having spent a lot of time in our car, we were slightly dreading the long trip to Milford Sound - especially as our return flight to Queenstown was cancelled due to the weather. We needn't have worried. Our host Nigel was engaging, funny, informative. A wealth of local knowledge, interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this company because the thought of a big bus with 50+ people does not appeal to me. To be honest, when you see the windy roads, you will be glad you took a small bus vs a massive one. Marty, who is also the owner of the company, was a great host. Prompt pick up in front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nigel the tour guide was really informative tries to involve everyone participating in the trip. The whole journey was lively and we all learnt something new. The food was also great! Furthermore the scenery presented in Milford Sound is completely unrivaled and is a must for all tourists travelling to Queenstown to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our trip on the BBQ Bus, being a little Bus you can have a few extra stops on the way and avoid crowds by getting off the beaten track a bit. We were well looked after all day by Graeme our driver, tour guide and BBQ chef from the time we were picked up, to drop off at our... More 

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