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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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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.
Highlights
  • 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 
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service from your guide
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Additional Pick ups:
- Fernhill Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Arthurs Point Hotel (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Rydges Bus Stop, Lake Esplanade (For Rydges Resort, QT Queenstown, and Peppers Beacon)
- Queenstown Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Central Queenstown (Please meet the us outside Base Backpackers, 49 Shotover Street)
- Amber Lodge, 1 Gorge Rd (For Gorge Rd, Henry St, and Turner St accomodations)
- Cnr Cemetery Rd & Brecon St (For Lakeview Holiday Park, The Dairy, Browns Boutique)
- Upper Stanley Street Bus Stop, Stanley St (For Heartland Hotel, Blue Peaks, Caples Court, Four Seasons and Scenic suites)
- Millennium Hotel Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Millennium Hotel, Melbourne Lodge, Hurley's, Autoline Motel)
- Pounamu Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Swiss Belsuites, Colonial Village, Villa del Lago, Oaks Club)
- Hensman Rd / Oaks Shores Bus Stop (For The Rees, Oaks Shores, Andrews Rd, and Hensman Rd)
- Sherwood Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Sherwood, Holiday Inn, Goldfield Heights)
- Battery Hill Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Perkins Rd Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Marina Drive Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Mantra Marina)
- Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street & Kawarau Rd

If your accommodation is not listed, please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (at select Queenstown accommodations)
  • Scenic Cruise on Milford Sound.
  • Local Driver/Guide.
  • Sightseeing Stops with opportunities for short bush walks.
  • Lunch - Kiwi-style BBQ or Picnic Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Special meal requests such as vegetarian or do not eat pork, lamb, chicken or beef MUST be advised at time of booking and then reconfirmed at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • During the months of May to October and the Early Bird Summer departures the itinerary for this tour will be modified. In place of the BBQ lunch enroute to Milford Sound, the tour will include a full scenic cruise with a BBQ lunch on board the cruise boat.
  • Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours for our Summer tours) due to road distances.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was picked up outside of my hotel and dropped off there. The tour guide was very personable. I don't eat meat so I can't comment on the meats he BBQ'd for lunch, but everything else was good. There wasn't a meat alternative even though my travel agent asked for the non-meat
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We were picked up on time by an outstanding driver and guide. The views of the mountains and Milford Sound were spectacular. The meal on board our ship was exceptional.
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 4 days ago
So glad you enjoyed the tour and had a great day out with us. Thank you for leaving a great review!
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Very well done. Our guide, Roland, was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver. Would definitely recommend
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Roland :)
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This trip lived up to its Tripadviser reviews. Graeme picked us up promptly and was a mine of info all day , very knowledgeable and good company. Milford Sound itself and the scenery en route was spectacular. And the bus was comfortable with good leg room. We had snow and brief
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 4 days ago
We're really glad Graham provided a great day for you and you enjoyed the tour in spite of the snow and road closures! We're looking into what we can do about the lunch, thank you for your feedback :)
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Kreig was an awesome guide, he made the trip very comfortable. Milford Sound is more than amazing, you just have to see it.
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for leaving a good review and we're so glad Kreig provided an awesome day for you!
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