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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$165.29
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7:20am DepartureMost Popular
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
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6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
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5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
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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.
Reviews (409)
1 - 5 of 119 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing natural beauty

Cruising on the Majestic Princess viewing the Fiords in south island New Zealand, natural beauty. Breathing clean crisp air and seeing the amazing views Priceless

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catherinetodd2017
Reviewed 1 week ago
unbelievable beautiful scenic tour

It's a best cruise ever! Cruising on a big ship and enjoy wonderful scenic tour. Take beautiful pictures from every angle of the Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Scenic784832
Reviewed 1 week ago
An amazing tour to Milford Sound!

This was a long day but worth the time! Our guide Nigel was great and entertaining! He made the trip go by quickly. The BBQ lunch was very good! The Milford Sound Cruise was awesome! The caption Chris was great. I would like to thank...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dsteinbrunner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Day visit Milford Sounds with the BBQ Bus.

We had amazing day on the BBQ Bus with Marty he is a great host and the day was magic. Loved being with a smaller group.

Thank Wanderer713069
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour we have ever been a part of! Nigel + bbq bus were amazing

My husband and I just visited Queenstown for our honeymoon and decided we had to book a tour out to the Fiordlands and Milford Sound. After a bit of research and all the positive reviews we decided to book with BBQ bus - and we...More

2  Thank AlyssaBock
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2 November 2018|
Response from Pwong368 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had T-Mobile's cell phone plan from the US and the free signal I got was unlimited free 2G and 3G, and the signal was good for everything I needed to do.