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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
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Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

BBQ bus is the best option for Milford day trip from Te Anau! My pickup was punctual. The driver was doing providing commentary and cooked meal too. The car made several stops for photo opportunities. The groud size was pretty small about 15 pax. The...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a wonderful time. The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a 5-hour ride both ways to and from Milford Sound. On time pick up from Frankton Rd, Queenstown. Highly entertaining driver and tour guide (who also prepared our lunch onboard the boat during the Milford Sound Cruise). The small bus makes for a...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Kia ora Bernadette, Thank you for your honest and kind review! The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Although we don't usually book tours on our trips (instead we usually go about it on our own), I'm so glad we did this one. For one thing, the drive itself from Queenstown is a long one and since we normally drive on the right...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Tiffany! We are so glad you decided to travel with us, and that the feeling is mutual! Chris will be glad to hear you had a great time. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We have chosen BBQ bus due to the review. We salute, they exceeded our expectations. Milford sounds is gorgeous & the way to go is via BBQ bus. The main differentiator is our superb host - Nigel. His knowledge, approach & strategy makes our trip...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review and letting other travelers know what a wonderful tour you had with Nigel. Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I truly enjoyed Nigel's tour and commentary. He called everyone by our names and involved us in questions and discussions. He stopped at amazing waterfalls, rivers and inspired us with great conversations. His bbq lunch was tasty and enjoyable. I would highly...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience, we are so greatful! The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great time on the BBQ bus, the tour was excellent, the driver over the top. We went with 8 other people not a herd stuffed on some huge bus. The driver had great info and stories, and he engaged everyone on the bus. The driver...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review! The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My family and I done this cruise hearing amazing things about it. Boy did they live up to expectations, the views were incredible, breathtaking almost! It was a very long day for the children. But we all left happy and heaps of pictures to take...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Fiona, Thanks for your review! We are glad you all had a memorable day. Cheers, The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We had originally booked on the early morning bus leaving Queenstown around 5:50am meaning a return to Queenstown by 5:30pm, but unfortunately 3 weeks before the trip we were advised the trip would not be running and we could either move to the 7:30am bus...More

1  Thank Peter R
AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your review! We are sorry you couldn't do the Early Bird tour that you originally booked but are glad to hear you still had a great day with Rob. Thanks heaps, The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Just to add to all the 5 star reviews, an excellent trip with a superb host/guide -Nigel. Extremely informative and great fun. Long day but plenty of stops. Great quiz at the end so stay alert!! Thanks Nigel

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your addition! Keep'em coming! Kind regards, The BBQ Bus Team

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great trip. The bus ride is a little long but that’s going to be the same anywhere you travel from queenstown to Milford sound. It’s hard to put into words the vastness of the mountains you pass by. We happened to go right after it...More

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AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you Michael for your great review! The BBQ Bus Team

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Liverbird2010
6 November 2018|
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Response from AndyBBQBusNZ | Property representative |
Our apologies for the delayed response! The nearest pick up will be from the Frankton Bus Shelter on the corner of Gray Street and Kawarau Road. I believe it is within walking distance of the Motor Camp. Kidnr... More
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avelyne_goh
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
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nightstarmanchester
6 April 2018|
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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
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