Milford Sound Bus Tours

Enjoy our great Kiwi hospitality and sit back and relax in our comfortable, small bus and take in the experience as we travel from Queenstown into the farm country of Southland and around the mountains into the breath-taking Fiordland National Park. The beauty of our Milford Sound Tours is that around every corner there is something new to wonder at.

BBQ Lunch

In the world famous Fiordland National Park, we break for the BBQ lunch. While we prepare your tasty lunch, take a short walk and breathe in the fresh alpine air. There are some fantastic walks in the area and this is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful alpine beech forest up close. The lunch stop and walk is a good chance to get to know the other people on the bus.

Milford Sound Cruise

Our Milford Sound Tours then link up with a spectacular Milford Sound Cruise, where the wonders of the area will unfold. We arrive at Milford Sound to link up with the 3:00 pm scenic cruise. Being a spacious purpose built Milford Sound cruise boat there is a lot of deck area to move about and allow for uninterrupted views of the spectacular landscape and wilderness of Milford Sound, indoors the boat has large windows for great viewing of the magnificent surroundings.
Having had lunch on the way in to Milford Sound means no queuing for lunch on the boat, instead enjoy the views!
The duration is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. There is complimentary tea and coffee on the boat or experience the fresh mountain water available. Keep a look out for seals and dolphins!

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  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Milford Sound Tours
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Milford Sound Cruise

Flight Options

There is an opportunity for a stunning flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown at the conclusion of the cruise by fixed wing aircraft the flight takes approx 40 minutes.
This flight truly is awe inspiring and gives you a chance to experience this magnificent area by land, sea and sky. Check out the information on the bus and talk to your driver/guide, bookings can be made on the day of travel, or contact our reservations team for pre book options.

The journey back is a time to reflect. We can recommend a few restaurants and bars you might like to sample on our return. We can drop you off at your accommodation or downtown.

A Big Day ….. but a ‘Day to Remember’.

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  • Depart every day 7.35am - 9pm (except 25 December, Christmas day).
  • Check availability on home page

Tour duration

  • Depart from Queenstown 7:35am –9:00pm
  • Pick up and drop offs from most accommodation outlets in Queenstown available

  • Depart from Te Anau 10:30am - 6:45pm
  • Pick up from the "Kiwi Country" bus stop on Miro Street

BBQ Bus Milford Sound Day Tour includes

  • Pick up and drop offs from most accommodation outlets in Queenstown and 'Kiwi Country' on Miro Street in Te Anau
  • Travel in a comfortable small bus, fully air conditioned  and equipped with a DVD
  • Full commentary by friendly and experienced driver/guide.
  • Lots of sightseeing stops in the Fiordland National Park.
  • Classic Kiwi style BBQ lunch in The Fiordland National Park at the serene Cascade Creek, spectacular Gertrude Valley or one of our other great picnic spots.
  • The delicious BBQ lunch in the Fiordland National Park includes New Zealand juicy lamb kebabs marinated in mint sauce, tasty mango curry marinated chicken kebabs, yummy sausages, bread from the local bakery, fresh coleslaw salad, pasta salad and orange juice.
  • Vegetarian burger patties and gluten free options available.
  • Optional short bush or alpine walks at breaks.
  • Milford Sound Boat Cruise (duration 1 hour 45 minutes).
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on the boat.
  • Scenic fly back from Milford Sound options available (weather permitting) by fixed wing aeroplane.

Child age 0-14 years old (inclusive).

Flights are weather permitting, if flights are cancelled flight portion refunded.

All prices in NZ$ GST included.

Bellbird Tours Ltd reserves the right to alter prices, times, itineraries or arrange alternative transportation and services.

Cancellation policy

Trips cancelled with 24 hours notice prior to tour departure receive full refund.

Trips cancelled less than 24hours and up to 12 hours prior to tour departure receive a 50% refund.

Trips cancelled within 12 hours of departure receive no refund.