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Milford Sound BBQ Bus

Small groups offer flexibility and the chance to go places larger buses can't access

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The family-owned Milford Sound BBQ Bus offers you the chance to enjoy the trip to Milford Sound with a difference. The BBQ Bus team are dedicated to providing you with a day to remember! The small group focus means everyone gets to enjoy the view and offers the possibility of stopping at places the larger tour buses can't access. And of course, there's the added bonus of a great Kiwi BBQ along the way.

The tour includes a bus trip from Queenstown or Te Anau return or one way between the two destinations and a cruise on Milford Sound. The scenic cruise offers a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and grandeur of Milford Sound on board the small and locally owned/operated Milford Adventurer. Keep your eye out for the local dolphins, penguins, seals, and even whales as you cruise out toward the Tasman Sea.

Depending on the time of year, the BBQ lunch is either taken on the boat or in Fiordland National Park where you can take a short walk while your food is cooking. You might even encounter one of the cheeky Kea - a mountain parrot with a liking for windscreen wipers and the contents of your lunchbox.

Summer (November - April): 'Coach / Cruise / Coach' service departs from Queenstown at 7:30am and Te Anau at 10:30am. Guests can expect to be back in Te Anau at 6:30pm and Queenstown at 9:00pm. This service departs 7 days a week.

Alternatively, during Summer you can depart on the early schedule departing from Queenstown at 6:15am and returning by 5:30pm. This unique service has limited availability and departs Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.

Winter (May - October): Tours leave Queenstown at 7:00am and Te Anau at 9:45am, with a return time of 5:00pm to Te Anau and 7:00pm to Queenstown. This service departs 7 days a week.

Pick-ups and drop-offs are available at most major accommodation options in Queenstown. Pick up time will vary depending on your chosen pick up location.

For prices and availability please visit the Milford BBQ Bus website or call on 0800 421 045 (NZ only).