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“Does not disappoint”

Milford Sound BBQ Bus
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing adventure. Highly recommend. Nigel was fantastic. Knowledgeable and entertaining. Great cook to bout. Earned all 5 ⭐️‘S.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We were so lucky to go on this trip on a beautiful clear day, although I hear its fabulous in the rain as well.

Our tour guide Rob was great, we felt very safe in his hands and definitely recommend doing this tour from queenstown rather than driving yourself as it is a big day.

The drive to the Milford Sound was as enjoyable as the actual boat trip on the sound. Rob stopped off at a few spots on the way, great photo opportunity’s!

The boat was fantastic, the skipper took us right under the waterfalls, just beautiful.

As this is only a small bus it feels so much more personal than the big tour busses.

This is a must do!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank traywashere
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Our trip to Milford Sound on the BBQ bus was amazing - we chose this tour as we were hoping for something less crowded than the larger tours. The bus itself was clean and comfortable. Nigel our tour guide was great, he had heaps of local knowledge and learnt everyones names. He can also cook a great BBQ! The boat cruise through Milford Sound was definitely worth the travel time to get there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cherrybomb_90
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I was dreading spending so long getting to Milford Sound and back as we travelled from Queenstown. Nigel our driver kept us entertained the whole way and we had breaks to make the journey more enjoyable. The cruise itself was fantastic! Really glad we went with a smaller operator as those boats can get REALLY close to the waterfalls. It was chucking it down hard so there were a lot of them to see. Oh and the bbq was very tasty too. Great day out!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James O
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