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“BBQ Bus”

Milford Sound BBQ Bus
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$164.49*
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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“BBQ Bus”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had a great 13 hour day; it was worth every minute. Our driver and tour guide, Nick covered every aspect to make sure we had a truly memorable experience: He called our hotel room the evening before the trip to make sure our special dietary needs would be accommodated. His commentary during our long day's drive was impeccable. He made sure we missed no important landmark during our drive to Te'Ano and through Fiordland National Park. The cruise in Milford Sound (part of the tour package) was out of this world!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Dilip R
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hi Guys,

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about your day out on the BBQ Bus to Milford Sound.

Very happy to read that you found the commentary interesting and informative and that you enjoyed the cruise so much, it certainly is a very special part of the world.

Thanks again and all the very best.

Warm Regards
Nick ( Driver)
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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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“A very good choice”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a great trip to Milford Sound with Nick. Great driver and very informative. Enjoyed the small group and personal attention. Plenty of photo opportunities and the lunch provided on the cruise was very good. As elderly tourists we opted for a quicker return to Queenstown. Nick arranged a flight for us with Air Milford.. Really appreciated his help.

Visited May 2013
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hi Janet,

Thank you for joining our BBQ Bus Milford Sound Winter Tour
I remember you both well, so happy to hear you enjoyed the flight back!

Really Glad you both enjoyed your day out with us on the BBQ Bus and thanks for writing a review about your day.

Wishing you both all the very best and we might see you back down this way sometime.

Kind Regards
Nick ( Driver)
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HK
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“We made the right choice”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We made the right choice to pick BBQ Bus to Milford Sound instead of joining a big group. There were only 8 people on the small bus. Nick was very nice and helped us taking photos. After a nice, short walk in the forest, the lunch was ready.We could eat nice BBQ food instead of having cold sandwiches on the cruise. The lamb, sausage, salad, etc were all delicious.

Visited April 2013
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hi there,

Thanks very much for your review, really happy to read you enjoyed our special unique features of our tour being the BBQ lunch and forest walk, so nice to get your feedback on that.

We trust you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ, and we might se you again sometime,

Kind Regards
Nick ( driver)
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small group, very friendly, great food, perfect!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We took the BBQ bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound on Fri 26th April. It was a very, very wet day so unfortunately we had to have the BBQ indoors, but the trip was still fantastic. There were only 8 of us on the bus, which meant there was no waiting around at stop offs. Our driver Nigel was super friendly, packed full of seemingly unlimited interesting facts about the area and New Zealand in general. He also cooked up some delicious chicken and steak kebabs for lunch. The bus was comfortable and the views were incredible. We braved the rain to go and look at the mirror lakes and the chasm. The waterfalls from the mountains were spectacular after the rainfall. Milford Sound itself is jaw-dropping. Thankfully there was a break in the rain for long enough for us to get out on the boat deck and have a proper look at the scenery and get some great photos. It is a long day, but there is so much to look at out of the windows that it's well worth it. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to visit Milford Sound.

Visited April 2013
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hi Tony,

Thank you very much for your kind words, and we are really happy that you had a great day out with our driver/guide 'Nigel' he certainly is full of info and a bit of a character, so glad you enjoyed his company. The BBQ lunch is a unique aspect to our tour so we like reading that you enjoyed the food.

Milford Sound is stunning when it rains especially if it lifts and the cliffs and waterfalls expose themselves, so great you got some awsome views.

Thanks again for your feedback and happy travels,


Kind regards

Nick
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Great Day Out - Highly Recommended”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Our party of 6 went on the BBQ Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound on Tuesday, 23 April. We all really enjoyed the trip and although it was a long day the time seemed to fly by. The driver/guide Chris was excellent. Besides being a great and safe driver, he was a BBQ expert and a great source of interesting facts about places along the journey and Milford Sound.

The trip included being picked-up from our Queenstown hotel (dead on time) and about 1 hour and forty minutes cruising Milford Sound, which was absolutely stunning. We were then returned to our Queenstown hotel after a great day out.

Good value and highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Owner at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Gidday Guys,

Thank you for your feedback about your day out on the BBQ Bus to Milford Sound with our driver Chris, reading your review it looks like he kept you all entertained.

We are happy you all enjoyed our personalized service and the BBQ.

All the best

Nick
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