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

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 
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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown
US$163 per adult
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6:50am Departure
6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
US$162,92 per adult
7:20am Departure
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
US$162,92 per adult
5:40am Departure
5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
US$162,92 per adult
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 2 days ago via mobile
Great tour, yummy bbq!

Had a lovely tour with Graham from Queenstown to Milford sound and back. Graham was very knowledgeable and had plenty to tell us about the area. He cooked us a lovely bbq on the boat which certainly hit the spot! :) Thank you!

Thank Carissa L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Heaven On Earth

Amazing views, waterfall, scenery,wildlife and fijords,, just print the pictures in your mind .. you see Heven on Earth .. don’t forget to take Milford Cruise.. Take a rental car from Queenstown and you will cover the whole down tip of South Island in three...More

2  Thank Kunal P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Long Lovely Day

From when Rob picked us up at our motel it was a long but lovely day! none stop information & scenery fabulous! it rained all the way to Milford but when we arrived the sun shone so we had the best of both worlds none...More

Thank Campanellis
AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! Unfortunately there is just one road to Milford Sound, so there is no way to cut that drive shorter. Thanks heaps, The BBQ Bus

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun day but VERY rainy

We got lucky when we got to milford sound with no rain (but it was freezing and I had caught a cold). Remember you are going through Fiord which is a rain forest. Nigel is an amazing driver and very patient. I loved his stories...More

2  Thank Mina C
AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mina, Sorry to hear you had such a wet day to Milford. This is unfortunately the Fiordland region is a very wet place so this is how a large majority of people experience Milford Sound - but they still love it! Thanks again, The...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Love of nature

Lots of waterfalls and the scenery was indeed so beautul. Dolphin watching was great. The cruise includes free yummy cookies ... So treat

1  Thank Yam V
AndyBBQBusNZ, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Yam, thank you for the review! Cruise Milford will be glad you enjoyed the cookies! Cheers, The BBQ Bus Team

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Juliana K
31 May 2018|
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Response from Eluminaz |
Hi, once you book, you are able to let them know after booking where you plan to stay. I booked the tour prior to booking the hotel. I email them after. Normally Central Queenstown should be ok. You can email asking for... More
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Michelle D
12 May 2018|
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Response from Siti Syahida S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle, during my booking, it was around USD70 for kids. I am not sure whether any charges for baby. Nigel (our Tour Guide) called me a night before departure to see whether my daughter needed a car seat. Since my... More
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