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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$158.54
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7:20am DepartureMost Popular
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
6:50am Departure
6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
5:40am Departure
5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
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 (394)
1 - 5 of 107 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great day out

Fantastic out on the BBQ bus and Milford Sound cruise. It is long but you get enough breaks so you're not stuck in the bus too long. Plus the constantly changing scenery seems to make it go quicker. Milford itself is fantastic. Went on a...More

Thank Spin65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great experience, especially for solo travelers

I booked the tour based on the really good reviews on tripadvisor. When the "bus" picked me up from my hotel, I was a little concerned as it was more of a big van (at least by American standards). However, Nigel quickly put me at...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome waterfalls and crisp winter air made the journey magical

Our captain took the boat to the bottom of two waterfall, the first one was a teaser to get us prepared, the second one was a real treat. I have never seen waterfall this way. The water tumbled down like a drunkard with beads spraying...More

Thank Pwong368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Full day Milford Sound bbq tour cruise

Great commentary. Bus was small but cosy. Bbq could have been better. Otherwise, the tour was very good

Thank Destination139131
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and professional

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our full-day Milford Sound and Fiordland tour with the Milford Sound BBQ Bus. Our driver and guide, Rob, had a great sense of humour and was full of fun facts (and fabulous tall tales), and he made the long...More

Thank Jessica L
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Jacquelin N
1 October 2018|
Response from KimiB60 | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to check with tour company for those details
Nichole L
26 September 2018|
Response from Lesley H |
Is there a concession fee for seniors?