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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Overview
Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. 

Travel in unparalleled style and comfort in a fully air-conditioned luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with WIFI, large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the van will travel south alongside the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.

Enjoy a gourmet Kiwi-style BBQ lunch on our small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Fiordland and Milford Sound have to offer!
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Queenstown
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  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
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  • 2
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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  • 3
    Milford Sound
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  • 4
    Lake Te Anau
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  • 5
    Homer Tunnel
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  • 6
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 7
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
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)
  • Nature 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)
  • Alcoholic beverages on board the boat
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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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The tour was comfortable. The views were simply stunning. Our tour guide was really friendly & professional, which makes the journey even more enjoyable. Highly recommended for everyone!
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Comfortable Mercedes van with spacious leather seating, wifi to Te Anau if you need (but the views are amazing the whole way) Great driver with running commentary and a lot of local knowledge, history and the best spots along the way to your cruise. The cruise is an excellent up
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Comfortable drive with stops on the way and the driver/guide explaining things along the way. The cruise was great and certainly worth the long drive from Queenstown.
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My husband and I had a great time at Milford sound! The rise over was very enjoyable, we made some stops and took nice pictures, our sorbet was very friendly and informative about the region! The boat ride was incredible :) it was a perfect day!
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The tour was a long day from Queenstown however was made completely worthwhile by the knowledge, enthusiasm and organisation of our tour guide and driver Mark. I had a group of 9 and we were lucky enough to have a private tour as well as amazing weather. Mark was able to give us
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 6 days ago
We're delighted to hear you had an amazing time on our tour and Mark provided such a great experience for you. Thank you for leaving a lovely review and we look forward to hosting you again!
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653cheeh
10
Fantastic tour
The tour was comfortable. The views were simply stunning. Our tour guide was really friendly & professional, which
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kylew32
50
5 star small bus tour
Comfortable Mercedes van with spacious leather seating, wifi to Te Anau if you need (but the views are amazing the
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R2201XMthomasc
10
Milford Sound
Comfortable drive with stops on the way and the driver/guide explaining things along the way. The cruise was great
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Departure568217
20
Milford Sound
My husband and I had a great time at Milford sound! The rise over was very enjoyable, we made some stops and took
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ianp76
Manchester, United Kingdom
163
Trip to Milford sound
Chris our driver was brilliant. His mix of facts balanced with sarcastic humour was really good. The boat trip
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007Sydney
Sydney, Australia
9354
A great day - well worth it!
This tour was fabulous and I thoroughly recommend it. Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenage boys) had a great time.
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emmanuelmontano85
10
Great views, poor ship
From the picking up (that was at 730) we were 5 minutes on time and the driver was rushing up but after that the
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Jackson1739
Grass Valley, California
10
Great coach/boat/flight trip combo
The coach ride out was made special by our driver who provided great commentary and stopped at several terrific
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Dingalings86
34
Exceptional, professional and memorable
The tour was a long day from Queenstown however was made completely worthwhile by the knowledge, enthusiasm and
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Bel A
40
Fantastic tour
This is a small group tour (19 people I think) which is exactly what I was after. Our guide was Podge, who was
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CaliKiesha
10
Milford Sound BBQ Experience
Andy was a great tour guide. We had a brand new tourbus, equipped with comfortable seats, ceiling glass windows
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arjitag
30
Nice tour
Ronaldo came with a Marcedes van to pick us up from the hotel and then we went to Milford Sound from Queenstown in
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tedb102
Burbank, California
30
Great Tour and Tour Guide - Kreig! Family had a wonderful time
From the start our guide and driver, Kreig, was warm and personable and took the time to get to know each of the
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ndio
melbourne
6445
Top tour!
I really enjoyed this tour.. our tour guide Chris was excellent .. he took us to unique locations at the national
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vividventurer
Vancouver, Canada
4411
Breathtaking Rainy Daytrip Experience
If you're concerned at all about the weather, put that thought out of your mind immediately. There was a steady
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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