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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 also includes a BBQ lunch. Small modern coach 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. 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. Between May and October the barbeque lunch is served on the boat so people can get out of the cold weather and stay warm and dry. 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 2:45pm Cruise Milford. 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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Great way to visit Milford Sound

Was a lovely and informative trip. Appreciate how Graham took care of our group and pretty much had answers to all of our questions on the way. The BBQ on the cruise was good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joseph Y
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was a lovely and informative trip. Appreciate how Graham took care of our group and pretty much had answers to all of our questions on the way. The BBQ on the cruise was good. Only drawback was probably the long drive to and fro (not that it could be helped :D). Thanks for the awesome tour once again!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Marty was the perfect host. We had an amazing day on the BBQ bus to Milford Sound. He provided loads of insight to the region and conservation of the wonderful landscape and his BBQ on the cruise was delicious! Small groups, the personal touch and a wonderful day out!

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was initially considering bigger tour operators (with bigger bus) to visit Milford Sound until a friend told me to do so in a smaller group for more personalized trip. I discovered BBQ Bus via Tripadvisor and did not regret my choice. It might be slightly pricier but it worth every extra dollar. With a group of 12 (max. capacity... More 

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

Hello to the Pianist. Another greatly appreciated review. Thank you so much. All the best, Maarty. More 

Ballina, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate that graham the bus driver persevered with the trip, as it snowed on the way down which was awesome, local knowledge that he had we detoured to have a beautiful bbq lunch , then back to the trip and after a small delay where all the big touring buses turned around and went back we made... More 

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

Hi Marcus and Chris. Thanks for the review. Snow can be very exciting which is why we go in the winter. Our experience makes it safe and exciting. Regards, Marty. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an absolutely brilliant day trip out to Milford Sound with Marty. The scenery is amazing and so surreal. The great thing about the bbq bus is that it's a small group (up to 16 pax) and there are places that the bus could go to that the other big buses couldn't. The little stops along the way were awesome.... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted you had a great day. Regards Marty. More 

Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

He warned us on the way up the last 26 kilometers might be closed. They were. He had a indoor campsite reserved close by, made us a good lunch. Gave us time to stretch. We went back, and waited, then the road opened. Graham provides good commentary, drives well, and is hooked up with a good cruise boat. Not huge,... More 

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

Hi Chris. Thanks for the review. We do try to go the extra mile to get to Milford Sound. We are lucky to have more flexibility than other tours with our smaller bus. cheers, Marty (owner). More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much worth the time and money. Graham, the driver and guide, was welcoming, entertaining and informative. The views on the drive and on the boat were amazing. The small stops along the way just added to the experience. Highly recommended.

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

Hello Dan. Thanks for posting your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your day to Milford Sound with us. Cheers. Marty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day! Fjordland National Park and Milford Sounds are breathtaking. I got very lucky to have such a beautiful, sunny, clear day. Try to plan your trip for a nice day so you can see all the beautiful scenery. I went in the winter time which was beautiful in the snow, but I'd love to go back and... More 

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

Hello Irene. It was great chatting to you at the front of the bus the other day. We certainly got the picture perfect day with the snow. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Maybe we will see you again one summer. Take care, Marty. More 

Sans Souci
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a great day out. Bus ride well worth it. Great scenery and commentary by Marty. Very special place in winter with snow and waterfalls. Thanks again for a really nice day.

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

Thanks Steve. I am glad you enjoyed your day to Milford. Cheers, Marty. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know there are a handful of companies to choose from when sorting through tours to Milford Sound, but I'm so glad we went with BBQ Bus! Can't say enough great things about them. First, there was a misunderstanding (on my part) with the original booking, but luckily, they were able to re-accommodate us with no problem at all. So... More 

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

Hi Jaymee. Thanks so much for posting your complimentary review. It is really nice to get continued great feedback on my drivers to Milford. Graham clearly loves his work and this is reflected in the comments we get from people like you. Take care, Marty. More 

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