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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Te Anau. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was a great day trip, even though the weather (typically for Fiordland) was damp and rainy. Nick produced a great barbecue at a time when the rain had stopped, and the whole day went very well. The rain made Milford Sound very dramatic, and the waterfalls were amazing. We met some keas at the Homer Tunnel, and also a weka. I would heartily recommend this BBQ Bus tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

We had a really great day out with excellent guidance from our hosts and spectacular views! Enjoyed the BBQ!

Terrence R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

What a great day. Chris the driver was excellent. Stopped en route at great places to take pictures.and gave an excellent commentary on history and local facts. BBQ was fantastic and he even supplied sun bloc and insect repellent if required. Excellent value for money, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

excellent day.the bbq bus is a great idea and the bus driver/guide/cook are very versatile.plenty of information about the area and loads of ppictures stops.we were blessed with the weather it had been raining for almost a week before our trip and the day we went it was just perfect.the mirror lakes are stunning as was milford sound.make sure to keep plenty of room on sim card in camera and batteries for it as almost the entire journey is a photograhers delight.the cruise is an excellent way to see all of milford sound.i would def recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing milford.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Smaller bus able to stop more frequently for photo ops also access an area that a large coach cannot. Loved the commentary, very informative without being excessive or patronising. Fab cruise as always. Perfect timing for pick up and drop off. A friendly more intimate way to do Milford.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

This trip was amazing from start to finish. The Bus driver was so friendly, the lunch was fantastic, heaps of stops to check out the beautiful scenery. Loved it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

What a great day, Chris our driver was informative, knowledgeable and funny, everything you need in a driver. Oh and did I mention he is a great chef, the BBQ was delicious, even the possum snags, yeh good one Chris. A big day for Chris, but he made our day memorable. Being on a smaller bus meant we stopped at places the coaches couldn't, which meant more photo opportunities, If you get the chance,do it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

This has to be the best milford sound daytrip we found. the guide/driver was very polite and friendly, and was always to keen to take pictures for you. there was only 5 of us in the minibus so had plenty of room and got to move alot faster than a traditional large coach tour.
the places we stopped along the way for a walk or pictures was brilliant and the bbq lunch was beautiful (even by aussie standards!)the cruise itself was ok, we had really bad weather unfortunetly but was very accomodating none the less.. we had our own prebooked table and free tea/coffee for the cruise. i would thouroughly recommend this tour for any milford sound trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

Great day, hosts informative and friendly. delicious lunch and spectacular drive in and out of Milford Sound. Most relaxing and enjoyable day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

This was a really great day out. The bus driver Nigel was very informative with his narrative on local fauna and flora which certainly made the bus trip interesting. Noriko was welcoming and friendly. Gorgeous scenery with plenty of stops for photos. Cruising up Milford Sound was amazing... it is certainly an untouched area. I'd recommend this to anyone.

Patrick N
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Milford Sound is is a "must see" but be sure to visit during winter or spring so as to experiece the snow capped mountains.

Graham S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

More than just Milford Sound. Stopping at many points of interest along the way. Guides were excellent, very knowledgeable.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

We have a smooth ride from Te Anua to Milford Sound. The driver-cum-guide provided us with useful commentaries on interesting scenic spots along the way. It was a memorable experience. The BBQ lunch was superb. It was marvellous that our guide could whip up so much goodies within a short time. The weather had also been kind to us and we had a wonderful time on the top deck of the cruise ship - taking in nature's wonders, enjoying the sights around us and breathing in the crisp, fresh air. Our decision to sign for this tour has proven to be a good one.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

A great day out 8 of us on the bus plus Nick the Driver/Guide and Chef who was very informative and made the trip very enjoyable both the weather and the barbie were excellent, with only eight of us having to get on and off at the various stops rather than a coach load made a massive difference.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

Excellent tour content and tour guide/driver, even though it rained all day.

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