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.
This was a great full day trip expertly led by Nick, the owner operator of the BBQ Bus. Lots of stops en-route to Milford Sound which allowed us to see lovely areas of rivers, lakes and beautiful little pockets of forests.
A fantastic lunch in a secluded private area alongside a lovely patch of forest was a perfect way to relax before the final leg of the journey to Milford Sound.
The cruise on Milford was excellent and was well worth the drive. Picturesque mountain scenery towering over the fjord and lots of spectacular waterfalls makes Milford a destination well worth visiting.
All in all a very long, full day that met all my expectations. I would recommend a small bus tour like this rather than a huge bus loaded with people. I did both during my stay in Queenstown and the small intimate group situation was much better and allowed more flexibility to stop at various scenic spots on the way.
10/10 for this trip!!
Excellent day out! Great hosts, lovely lunch, interesting commentary, fabulous scenery and much much more enjoyable being in a small group than on a big coach. Highly recommend!
A wonderful way to spend the day. Our guide was perfect - knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive to the group. The small group setting was perfect and the tour was well paced. The BBQ in Fjordland was a wonderful lunch break! Glad that we did this trip as the Holland America cruise had to skip the Milford Sound phase due to storms.
This trip was amazing. Its a small family owned business meaning that you are well looked after and personally looked after. Nick and Muyami are excellent hosts. Also, as its a small tour this means you stop at places that the larger tour buses can't meaning that you see places most don't. Also the best lunch stop ever. This tour will make your memories of Milford Sound even better.
My daughter and I had a brilliant day. We appreciated being part of a small friendly group, stopping regularly to see the sights and take photos. The leisurely bushwalk and BBQ was excellent, as was the commentary along the way and having (our own) uncrowded Milford cruise. Our only regret was not taking the opportunity to do the glacier helicopter landing and bus connection at Homer Tunnel. Even the DVD about NZ birds on the return trip to Queenstown was fascinating. Thank you Nick.
Fantastic day. So glad we chose the BBQ Bus rather than joining a big tour group for our trip to Milford Sound - nice nicer and more personalised with the opportunity to stop at scenic spots that the big buses simply cannot go. Was very nice not to be following the crowd at all the stops... Excellent BBQ in beautiful spot, good rapport with driver and other guests with whom we ended up going to dinner with.
Tour was great. Tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable and friendly and gave us a grand tour with all the background and information along the way. It was a small group tour so it allowed for a more personal experience.It certainly was a plus to have such a great tour guide. I highly recommend it
The sites and the tour guide were excellent. I would suggest stopping different places on the way there and the way back. Stopping at the same town / store does nothing for the return.
wonderful trip - excellent commentary along the way. Fantastic view of falls - a must see for everyone.
Fantastic day. the Barbecue bus was comfortable, The driver Chris and his assistant Ayumi were helpful and knowledgable. BBQ lunch was delicious. The boat trip on Milford Sound was great.Highly recommend this tour.
Chris was the driver/cook/tour guide. He made the difference in an excellent trip. The cruise into Milfound Sound was fantastic. Gary-Texas
Loved the tour guide, Nigel, who entertained us the whole time. Enjoyed the small group, lunch, great weather and beautiful sights!
Another great tour guide. Loved the tour. The BBQ besides the river was awesome nothing like a freshly grilled meat on the Barbie. The cruise on Milford Sound was great. We upgraded to the Fixed Wing return trip and this was by far the best choice for us. You have several options, two different Helicopter tours, the fixed wing, and of course the included return bus trip. The pilot was the best, we had a great calm day and the flight was simply delightful. I am glad we waited because that way he had an idea of the type of day but I am sure that may be a tougher thing to do in the busy season. My wife and I had never been on a 6 person plane but we loved it. Took a ton of pictures.