Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, the Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You’ll also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu — New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau — the South Island’s the largest lake. Includes a delicious barbecue lunch and stops for sightseeing throughout the day.
Full-day small-group tour to Milford Sound with sightseeing cruise, from Queenstown
Enjoy nearly two hours on a boat that cruises through the Milford Sound
Snap photos and take optional walks during scenic stops along the route
Pass the Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau and other beautiful locales
Admire the incredible scenery while the pros handle the driving
Snack on a delicious barbecue lunch served in a picturesque location
Soak in the natural beauty of Fiordland National Park and the Milford Sound with a small group limited to 15 people
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Overland travel means discovering scenery at a slower pace with photo stops, bush walks, and a BBQ lunch.
Had a fantastic trip on the Milford Sound with this company. Host (Chris) was very informative and friendly, with great stories to tell ... great food as well. The scenery is just spectacular, not to be missed when on the South Island.
Trip was good as it was a small group but we sat at the back of the minibus which was a bit cramped and there was only a speaker at the front of the bus so it was difficult to hear the information the guide was telling us. From the description of the tour I expected to stop in some different places to all the other tours and to have a tasty lunch. The reality is that The tour stops at exactly the same places as all the other tours and lunch is a very small buffet with sausages and chicken wings and some salad on the boat. Not a BBQ in sight. There was not enough food to go round and so those at the back of the que had to make do with sausage chicken and bread. The advantage of this tour was that the boat was smaller and less crowded and had an excellent crew who pointed out and explained things along the way. The cruise was really good.
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on board our BBQ Experience to Milford Sound. We appreciate your four stars and will heed what you've said as we operate in future.
It sounds as though out BBQ lunch served on board the boat was not to your liking, but just to clarify for others looking to book we do have more than sausages, chicken wings and bread available.
In regards to the stops; we do have the flexibility with our smaller vehicles to avoid larger groups if necessary and visit some alternative stops at our drivers discretion, but because there is just one road in and out of Milford it isn't possible to avoid other groups completely.
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise!
The Altitude Team
Thank you so much for this great review! We feel honoured to be considered one of the best experiences you've had in your travels and will be sure to pass this on to Graham. Spread the word and we hope to see you again soon!
The Milford Sound BBQ Experience was fantastic. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining throughout our day trip. The group was very intimate (just 6 of us) which allowed us to stop and see things the large tour buses could not necessarily experience. The barbecue lunch on the boat was also quite tasty!
It was raining all day but it was for the best because we're able to experience multiple water falls and our tour guide Rob [i hope i get it right] has lots to share and very accomodating.. he cooked excellent bbq! The cruise pips are also excellent pointing to us what to look for.. it was exhilarating experience! Wonder of nature!
We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience on the BBQ Bus with our guide Rob. He is a fantastic attribute to our company and we will be sure to share this review with him.
The BBQ Bus Team
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on board the BBQ Bus. If there are things you think we can improve on to make this experience more enjoyable for all passengers please send us an email. We are always ready and willing to improve on our services where necessary.
The BBQ Bus Team
We had a great time on this day trip - the pacing of the day was good, the guide was very friendly and gave us a lot of good info about New Zealand and Milford Sound. I'd definitely do this trip again!
We enjoyed our tour to Milford Sound and felt fortunate to have Rob as our guide! He was informative and very funny but didn’t do too much commentary. The scenery is amazing and we are so glad we did this tour. Because it is a 15 seater van, we enjoyed not being part of a huge tour. We were able to stop at beautiful locations along the way and our boat cruise was also smaller. We would highly recommend this tour!