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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$154.30
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7:20am Departure
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
From US$164.81
5:40am Departure
5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
From US$164.81
6:50am Departure
6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
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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.
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1 - 5 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Long Lovely Day

From when Rob picked us up at our motel it was a long but lovely day! none stop information & scenery fabulous! it rained all the way to Milford but when we arrived the sun shone so we had the best of both worlds none...More

Thank Campanellis
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun day but VERY rainy

We got lucky when we got to milford sound with no rain (but it was freezing and I had caught a cold). Remember you are going through Fiord which is a rain forest. Nigel is an amazing driver and very patient. I loved his stories...More

Thank Mina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Love of nature

Lots of waterfalls and the scenery was indeed so beautul. Dolphin watching was great. The cruise includes free yummy cookies ... So treat

Thank Yam V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
100% Worth It

I booked this trip based on the reviews from TripAdvisor, and the day itself exceeded my expectations. It is a long day, but it's time certainly well spent. It was so comfortable being with a smaller group/bus, especially after seeing how many giant tour buses...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Trip

I can only repeat the other reviews by saying that the BBQ Bus tour was outstanding. We were collected from our hotel by Nigel who had a fantastic sense of humour and kept us entertained all day. He was extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to our...More

Thank LadyWillow2014
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Juliana K
31 May 2018|
Response from Eluminaz |
Hi, once you book, you are able to let them know after booking where you plan to stay. I booked the tour prior to booking the hotel. I email them after. Normally Central Queenstown should be ok. You can email asking for... More
Michelle D
12 May 2018|
Response from Siti Syahida S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle, during my booking, it was around USD70 for kids. I am not sure whether any charges for baby. Nigel (our Tour Guide) called me a night before departure to see whether my daughter needed a car seat. Since my... More
Morgan G
7 May 2018|
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Response from Wcfs2011 | Reviewed this property |
On the way out we did have a stop at a coffee shop for about 30 minutes. You could get maybe get some power there. Best just to enjoy the views!