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 Queenstown. 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.
We had the best day so much to see, such beautiful scenery, simply a fantastic day trip to have taken, Thanks so much Nick (tour driver)
Long day but very worth it....
Sally Swan and family
Long day out there..but all worthwhile. Enroute to milford sound from queenstown, we had a number of rest stops and photostops. Breathtaking sceneries and gorgeous lakes. Milford sound was phenomenal. Live up to its name. We were glad that it was a superb weather condition that day considering its very high rainfall in that area. Thanks lots to our coach driver cum guide..we had a smooth journey back.And even managed to catch a pure NZ movie. Cheers.
fantastic trip, lots of stops during the way, Chris, the driver was lovely and helpful, lunch on the cruise was delicious and plentiful,Milford and all the National Park is beautiful, I would highly recommend this trip!
Wonderful day. Long drive but worth every minute. The Milford sound and surrounding area is breathtaking. Coach was small and cozy instead giant impersonal buses herding people in. Our driver Chris was great.
My wife and I had a wonderful time. The driver had very good knowledge of the various places we visited and came up with very nice narration and facts regarding them. The BBQ was good. We enjoyed the food and had enough to fill our stomachs. We had our lunch outdoors. Great views. The Milford Sound Cruise was wonderful. It was indeed a very gratifying experience. And as the tourists in the BBQ bus was just a few, we had a lot of good time to interact with the other members of the tour as well as enjoy the scenes a bit more. It is an experience worth recommending to others.
This was an excellent trip the BBQ was perfect on the day. The driver/guide was very informative and very safe and as was prepared to stop on request for photo opportunities. The boat trip was awesome and the skipper even edged under a waterfall to allow the passengers to get the photos. It rained all day but this is one trip that it didn't matter. Highly recommended.
Absolutely worth it. Great trip. The tour guides were friendly and information. The stops along the way had beautiful views. The trip to Milford Sound is just as good as the cruise itself. The picnic barbecue in the mountains is just picture-perfect.
Wow... This tour is definitely great value for the long drive and scenery that we have seen. It was a long day as we spent more than 6 hours on the bus. However, the view was definitely worth the long journey. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the scene that we had passed by. He took us to the different spots for great photos. The BBQ lunch was delicious and we were never lack of food. If you are thinking of visiting Queenstown, this tour is a "must do" activity if you want to see the best thing in NZ.
Loved this trip and the day was a glorious sunny day. The scenery was fabulous and we enjoyed the cruise along Milford Sound. The best part though was the hosts, especially the driver Del, who was a bee hive of information and a great driver too and not bad at cooking the barbie either. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would recommend to everyone visiting Queenstown, especially as the group of 20 was a good size and everyone got on and off quickly. Thank you
Our Tour guide Jono was a great host, he talked to us during the drive to Milford about the History of the places as we went along and kept it interesting, we stopped along the way at places of amazing beauty to take photos and have a bit of a walk around which was nice as the drive is quite long it broke it up, I had expected to get sick of being on a bus for so many hours however that did not happen the tour is structured to keep you entertained and the drive is very beautiful. I enjoyed this day, taking the tour was the better option than driving as you could just relax. The cruise at Milford was stunning and due to the time of day that we were there it was not crowded.
Wonderful day trip. Well worth the long drive. Set up and run well wen efficient with knowledgeable guide. Not to big and not too small-just right. Would recommend as a must when visiting the area.
The drive is forever from Queenstown but its the main way to go. Its nice to just sleep or relax most of the way! Good deal with good food!
I loved this tour! The bus is fairly small and comfortable so our group was a decent size without being too big. Our guide was extremely informative. Lunch was absolutely delicious and we stopped lots of times on the way for photos and beautiful scenery. The cruise on the Sound allowed for more amazing photo opportunities and was a welcome chance to walk around a bit. My only complaint would be the length of time spent on the bus but otherwise there was nothing wrong with this tour. I would easily do it again.
Heejin Esther C
Super! the sights, BBQ everything was great. Just that the weather weren't that great.. but still it was phenomenal.. It was also a small group which I really liked..
Milfourd Sound was breathtaking. Experience guide and unforgettable vistas.
Amazing, has to be one of the most picturesque destinations on earth.
We had a wonderful time in a small group, enabling the two tour leaders to give us lots of information. Plenty of stops and opportunities to do short walks. Good barbecue lunch. Video on way home when most tired.
Not the biggest company operating the Queenstown to Milford route, but I really enjoyed the smaller BBQ bus and the personal commentary of the guide. Milford to Queenstown is a long way but worth the trip. I was just glad that I was not driving.
Great trip, great guide, and wonderful trip - if only the weather had been better!
All I can say is WOW - My friend and I were visiting NZ south Islands for the first time and my breath was taken away more than once on our trip to Milford Sound. We were picked up promptly try and grab breakfast somewhere before you board from the beautiful Novotel Lakeside and off we went...it is an early start and a long journey so make sure you get plenty of rest the night before and are well hydrated. A mini bus took us to join the other bus tour and we were off. Leaving early on a beautiful day in October gave us perfect views and breathtaking scenery as we traveled towards Milford Sound. We stopped enough times to take photos and since we were a small bus we could change the schedule to beat the crowds! Our bus driver was superb and professional and the boat tour was just WOW! We saw waterfalls and seals and views everywhere like in a movie and the BBQ lunch was decent with coffee and tea included. Take your own water bottle for the trip though! Also take warm clothing for when you are on top of the boat as it gets very windy and cool and you get quite close to the waterfalls. We took all pictures on the way there of all the parks and treats along the scenic route and it rained on the way back but that's OK cause we slept most of the way back anyway - a long day but worth every penny!
Very good day trip. Staff were awesome. Good NZ commentary. Had perfect weather in the morning and had fun watching movie on the way home. Thanks!
We absolutely had a wonderful day that was really well organised - heaps of time to take photos and a great lunch!! I would definitely recommend this day trip with Viator!!