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“A perfect day”

Milford Sound BBQ Bus
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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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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The weather was perfect and we enjoy every moment in our day trip to the beuatiful Milford Sound. Nick is great as guide, driver and made a delicious barbecue. The small group who traveled with us was nice and we recommend this tour to everyone who want to spent a day in the Milford Sound. Everything was very well planned, no rush, a big advantage of small group. For those who want a extra the return to Queenstown by plane can be arranged. Just book well in advance and enjoy.

4  Thank Arvrim
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We booked this as the idea of a BBQ and a small group appealed. It was a very good decision as we had a great day expertly guided by Nick. We were picked up at our hotel and part of a group of 7 on that occasion. There were well timed comfort breaks, knowledgeable commentary and a great BBQ provided in beautiful remote countryside. Milford sound was stunning! Highly recommended!

Thank trinketgirl
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great day trip to Milford Sound. Nick and Mayumi picked us up from our hotel in Queenstown. There was only 6 of us on the tour which meant we got plenty of information and attention from our hosts - who were very friendly and knowledgable. The BBQ lunch was delicious and we ate in a very spectacular location away from the big tour groups. We got to stop in Te Anau for morning tea and afternoon tea.

Everything was smoothly and professionally run and the Milford Sound cruise was amazing. It was a long day but great to have someone else do the driving!

Thank Mel_Mac29
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Milford Sound is amazing and beautiful. I just wish it hadn't taken a whole day to get there and back but obviously there's nothing that can be done about that.

The tour was nice and if you have your heart set on doing Milford Sound in a day, this is a good tour choice. I really liked the small size of the group (we had 8 total in the bus). It was easier to hop on/off with this group size than to take one of the large charter buses, and the bbq lunch idea is nice as well. The only thing I would change about the tour is maybe shorten the break times in town.

1  Thank kina p
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a great day out.I booked this trip because I didn't want to sit on a bus with lots of people.
So glad I did,Nick picked us up on time outside our apartment. We then proceeded to collect our other passengers. Having a small group was great we all got along and it was nice to know where everyone was from and hear about their travels as well.
Nick our driver was a wealth of knowledge, it was great to be able to stop at smaller places for photos with less people. Not only is Nick a good driver he is a wonderful cook as well.
We stopped at a beautiful spot for lunch, went for a walk and when we came back our lunch was cooked .
It was then onto to Milford Sound for our boat trip,so good ,beautiful scenery,not crowded. Lots of beautiful photos were taken ,we were lucky to see dolphins & seals.
The day is long but so worth it.
Thanks Nick for making our trip so memorable. Don`t forget to ask Nick where to eat in Queenstown I think he has been to almost every restaurant.

1  Thank Janelle_9
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