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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1045
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the tour based on the really good reviews on tripadvisor. When the "bus" picked me up from my hotel, I was a little concerned as it was more of a big van (at least by American standards). However, Nigel quickly put me at...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great commentary. Bus was small but cosy. Bbq could have been better. Otherwise, the tour was very good

Thank Destination139131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on this tour in Mid-sept. Our guide picked us up promptly from Te Anau at 930am and we headed off to another cafe enroute to Milford sound to pick up the group from Queenstown where he had dropped them off for a coffee...More

1  Thank Yi Yun T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our full-day Milford Sound and Fiordland tour with the Milford Sound BBQ Bus. Our driver and guide, Rob, had a great sense of humour and was full of fun facts (and fabulous tall tales), and he made the long...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Tour guide Nigel was excellent, he really knows our NZ history. The ride to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown was very long but Nigel kept us entertained. Lunch was great and very filling! :-) FYI: The weather wasn't great and was cold, so...More

Thank KimiB60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a full day tour with BBQ bus. Our tour guide Neigel was very informative and interesting. It was long trip in bus with several stops with beautiful views, then a boat ride in the mikford sound including nice BBQ lunch. Small nice group...More

Thank Lior B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If it wasn't for Nigel providing very interesting commentary along with funny humour, maybe the trip would have been mainstream. The tour was very long however the many breaks and photo opportunities made it enjoyable. Nigel was very hospitable , got to know everyone's names...More

Thank FabFaiella84
Reviewed 1 September 2018

My husband and i booked the full day Milford Sound tour and Fiordland National Park tour with Nigel owner of The BBQ Bus. Not only was Nigel entertaining but also knowleageable and an aboslute professional at the wheel. He flawlessly navigated the windy roads plus...More

1  Thank gracecjy
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I have to say that this is a incredible tour. The scenic views are absolutely incredible. You have to see for yourself to appreciate the natural beauty. Our driver/guide Rob is funny and knowledgeable. He is very friendly and made sure we enjoy the trip....More

2  Thank MingP64
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a great tour to see what New Zealand has to offer as far as scenery and wildlife goes. I booked a tour through the hostel and it included the long drive and a cruise in the sound. There was a bathroom stop at...More

Thank Claudia R
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15 August 2018|
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Response from gqueen8 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at a cafe about 2 hours into the journey so we could grab a coffee / muffin and visit the toilets. We stopped again maybe another hour later at public toilets for one of our fellow passengers. Graham was very... More
6 April 2018|
Response from AndyBBQBusNZ | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have a few things to point out that may help you make a decision: - The Early Bird tour includes all of the same highlights of our later tour, but the BBQ lunch is served on board the boat... More
6 April 2018|
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Response from MC8DC | Reviewed this property |
Go early, it’s a long day but worth it...enjoy :)