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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

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Highlights
  • Traveling by coach means close-ups of great scenery—without driving windy roads
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch inside Fiordland National Park
  • Chance to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat 
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service from your guide
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Overview
Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. An included Kiwi-style barbecue lunch completes the excursion, which includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown (select hotels only), and then board a comfortable coach bus for the scenic trip to Milford Sound.
Follow the Eglington River to the head of Eglington Valley, with a break to stretch your legs on a walk through the lush forest. Your lunch of lamb-and-chicken kebabs, sausages, salads, fresh bread, and juice is served en route.
Continue through the Homer Tunnel, and then wind into the Cleddau Valley, arriving at Fiordland National Park. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a sightseeing cruise for trip that traces the sound to the outlet on the Tasman Sea, passing waterfalls that tumble from high cliffs along the way. Keep your camera ready during this portion of the tour as it’s common to spot seals and other wildlife while cruising Milford Sound.
Following your time at Milford Sound, begin the return trip to Queenstown, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour exceeded our expectations due in large part to the terrific tour guide we had, Rob. He was extremely knowledgeable about Queenstown, Milford Sound and all areas between. He took every effort to avoid the large crowds allowing for better views of the scenery....More

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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so very much for this fantastic review of your experience on board the BBQ Bus with Rob. It is so wonderful to hear that he made your day so memorable. We are incredibly proud of the tours we have provided as a business...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Chris, was funny, informative, and cooked a great BBQ lunch! The long drive was broken up with some amazing stops, including a LOTR filming site and the Mirror Lakes. Very happy I chose this tour!!

Date of experience: April 2019
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We always love hearing from happy passengers :) Thanks heaps! The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks Rob for being the best bus driver/tour guide. We were picked up from our accommodation and shown many great spots on our travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Rob cooked up a great bbq lunch. The cruise was excellent and we will never forget...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MilfordSoundBBQBus, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow what a lovely review! Thank you so much. Rob will be delighted to hear you had such a fantastic trip with him. Cheers! The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-do tour! The views were stunning the entire day—Queenstown, through the Fiordlands, and the cruise in the Milford Sound offered nonstop, breathtaking sights. Our tour guide, Marty, was knowledgeable, entertaining, stopped at all the right spots for photos, and cooked us a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lila K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing! Andrew was a great host, very friendly and informative. For a long day it goes super fast! We stopped at all the perfect photo opportunities along the way and the BBQ lunch was delicious! The cruise was equally as good.. highly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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swm4life
9 May 2019|
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Response from FionaSharpe | Reviewed this property |
They pick people up from there, but that's it. You don't get a look around town really.
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25 March 2019|
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Response from FionaSharpe | Reviewed this property |
It's a full day trip, about 12 hrs
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Allie0ops
24 March 2019|
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Response from MichaelDH | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a specific list of pickup points but we were picked up outside Heritage Hotel on northern outskirts of town then picked up at a hotel just before reaching Queenstown Wharf then a couple of stops in Frankton... More
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