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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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The Only Way to Experience Milford!!

We LOVED our trip to Milford Sound via the BBQ Bus! Graham was a great host!!!!! Could not recommend this company more. Opt to support small companies, and enjoy the tight knit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVED our trip to Milford Sound via the BBQ Bus! Graham was a great host!!!!! Could not recommend this company more. Opt to support small companies, and enjoy the tight knit conversation from a local and actually getting to know others in the group! Food was a perk as well! HIGHLY recommend! Thanks Graham!!! 👍🏼👍🏼

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nigel was our driver of 14 and he kept us all entertain the whole 12 or so hours. He even added in some extra stops along the way. I actually almost missed the tour since some how we got mixed up in picking me up, but Nigel and the rest of the 13 people on the tour were kind enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our 14 day trip to South Island, NZ. We knew a tour of Milford sound would be awesome but what we didn't expect was a well informed, witty and friendly guide- Nigel. Nigel, and his fountain of information all along the trip n back, made a wonderful, scenic trip, even more memorable. If any of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this tour last month(November 2016), what a great day we had Our driver, tour guide, Nigel was fantastic and full of knowledge, he kept us entertained the entire trip,Lunch as good, and I was able to tick off one item from my Bucket list, A walk through a moss covered rain forest,I, Recommend this tour. Fantastic day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the trip to Millford sound on the BBQ bus, there was 14 on the bus which was led by Nigel, who made the long journey a very entertaining and pleasant experience that was worthwhile. Nigel stopped in various places where his extensive knowledge about the plants, animals and geology informed us of the significance of what we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this among the many tours to the Milford sound because of the unique BBQ lunch it offers. What we got was not just a nice warm, delicious lunch (which really helped on a cold, damp day) on our way but a wonderful host in Marty who took us through some great sights for photographs along the way, gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable and informative trip culminating in a lovely cruise in majestic Milford sound. A guest appearance by a school of dolphins was an added bonus. Graham was the consummate driver/guide and went out of his way to make it a pleasant experience for everyone. The smaller group format gave the trip a more personalised feel. Would highly recommend.

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! It is great to hear that you saw some of the areas beautiful wildlife and had a great day with Graham. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a trip I will never forget. Marty was an excellent tour guide, and took such good care of us. We were able to take lots of photos to capture the gorgeous scenery, and learned a lot about the Milford Sound area. Highly recommend this tour if you are in the Queenstown area!

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Melissa! Thank you for leaving a review of your day with us! Marty will be glad to hear that you thought so highly of his work. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - that was a jam packed day on our wee bus (note my language heavily influenced by Graham's favourite wee word), with a fun group from across the USA, Germany, and Australia. Graham returned us safely and filled our day with many fantastic memories. My family of 5 were still talking and smiling at the end of the day,... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for choosing to travel with us! Our drivers love delivering the unique experience that we have to travelers from all over the world, and hearing reviews like these only make the job sweeter. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently did this tour and we absolutely loved it! Even though it was a pretty miserable day weather wise - that just made the waterfalls look even more beautiful! Our guide, Graham, was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the places we were going through. He made sure that we were all having... More 

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review

It is great to hear that the rainy weather didn't dampen your spirits! You are absolutely right when you say the rain only makes the waterfalls more spectacular. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to review your experience with us, and hope you will share your memories. Thanks again, Andrew Bell The BBQ Bus Team. More 

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