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

  • 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 
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown
From US$160.73
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7:20am DepartureMost Popular
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
6:50am Departure
6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
5:40am Departure
5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
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 1 week 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 week ago
Milford Sound worth a visit

We had a day trip with "Milford Sound Select". The trip had taken more than 12 hrs. We had been picked up at 7 am and left at the hotel at 7:30 pm. The trip to Milford Sound one way takes around 4-5 hrs and...More

2  Thank Galina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BBQ Bus a first class ride

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 3 weeks ago
Amazing view

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

1  Thank MingP64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome tour.

We were with a small group in a mini bus and the driver was excellent. He knew his geography and his general knowledge was way beyond his realm of expertise. He talked to us throughout the tour prepared for an excellent lunch and stopped for...More

1  Thank maqbool2015
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16 September 2018|
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Response from Nelson A | Reviewed this property |
There was nothing like that during our excursion. It was grilled meats and salads. However, knowing the tour company if you ask them to supply that type of food they may be able to accommodate your needs. The tour company... More
Justin K
21 August 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up from our hotel in the centre of Queenstown. They then did other hotels in the town and finally at a bus stop as we left Queenstown. So I think they are pretty flexible just ask.