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GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours

102 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-583 5790
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Founded in 1987, GreatSights New Zealand operates the most comprehensive range of premium day sightseeing tours in New Zealand. Our nationwide network provides luxury sightseeing tours to destinations throughout New Zealand. Day tours from Auckland include the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set. Everything is taken care of when you travel with GreatSights. Entrance fees are included within the tour price and optional extras like lunches can be added if required. Complimentary hotel transfers are provided on most tours and our experienced local driver guides will keep you entertained with informative commentary throughout the tour.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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102 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour started off with a drive into NZ country side, with Jaime telling us about NZ culture and history. For example when we passed by cows grazing on the hills, he told us about the different types of dairy cows here and how farmers...More

Thank Jean N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have traveled by bus with my wife in many countries, and we were a bit afraid that taking this tour was going to be a bit difficult since we did not have book it ourselves... we were so wrong! The buses are great and...More

Thank nandoduarte
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora nandoduarte, We're glad to hear you had such a great time seeing the sights of the North Island with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Yes the South Island is an incredibly beautiful part of our country we do hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The attractions are excellent and the tour is worth it to spend a fantastic day out. Hobbiton is beautiful and they have all the information about the place and the movies. You can make any questions and they know all the answers. The cave is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback! It sounds like you had a great time exploring Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves with us, they're both spectacular attractions. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, we were picked up from our hotel lobby on time and the drive for the whole tour was smooth and nice. The scenery was beautiful and our driver/guide Damian is very knowledgeable and give an interesting commentary for the whole duration of the...More

Thank Listya M
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Listya, I'm glad you were able to enjoy the delicious lunch at Hobbiton, I'll make sure your lovely feedback is passed onto Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the bus from waitomo cave to Auckland central. It was a peaceful and safe. The driver Damon was very fun and the talk he gave to us during the journey was very interesting and informative. Although there was a terrible traffic jam in...More

Thank Si Man A
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Si, It's great to hear you enjoyed your day with us, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was the highlight of my wife and my trip to New Zealand. Our tour guide was Damien and he was absolutely amazing. Full of information and stories about the country and local sights he constantly kept up a dialogue that kept the long...More

Thank Garrett F
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Garrett, The journey through the countryside coupled with the fantastic commentary is often just as good as the destination itself! Thanks for sharing your feedback, I'll pass on you lovely thoughts to our driver Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the Waitomo & Rotorua Experience (Auckland to Rotorua). We chose this one as they dropped you in Rotorua if you chose to, and we spent a few days exploring Rotorua. We were excited as the bus stop was only...More

1  Thank Cherie W
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Cherie, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your day tour. We need to keep to a strict schedule with this day tour as each attraction is located quite a distance away from each other. If you'd like our customer services...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early morning pick up from a little bus hub in Auckland, which was just a five minute walk from our hostel! Got a muffin for breakfast, then it was off to visit Hobbiton. It is a bit of a drive to get to Hobbiton, a...More

Thank 02Kate17
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Kate, Yes, this day tour is a must do if you're in Auckland! I'm glad you enjoyed your day with us! Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best days I had in the North Island. Seriously good fun !! Damian was our tour guide and I have to say he was superb. He was full of local history and knowledge which for me made the day day even better....More

Thank AnthonyWilde
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Anthony, It sounds like you had a fabulous day with us exploring the Waikato region! I have to agree with you, Hobbiton is amazing and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are spectacular! A truly magical place. Thank you for sharing your feedback, it's wonderful...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the best experience during this tour, it is really awesome what they have done with this set after the movie, it really highlights the care taken of the area and is a must see! The glow worm caves were awesome, just natural beauty...More

Thank Lorena D
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Lorena, Hobbiton is a charming place with pretty things around every corner, I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Our driver Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Damian is a very caring knowledgeable man, I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. All...More

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ankurmalik83
Hi, thanks for your help. I am trying to select the milford sound cruise plus mt cook combo from queenstown from greatsights website, but I am unable to add hermitage lunch and indian lunch options. It gives a message the options are no longer available. Can you please confirm how these lunches can be added before hand. If not, are these available on tour for same price? Thanks a lot
9 January 2017|
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Response from InterCityNZ | Property representative |
Kia ora, You should be able to tick a small box to the right of "Add Meal". This option is available on both tours and the Milford Sound Day Tour from Queenstown has three options to choose from - Buffet Lunch, Indian Lunch... More
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ankurmalik83
Hi, Just evaluating choosing between starting Mount cook trip from Christchurch or Queenstown, both ending in Queenstown? Im flexible in starting point as arriving from Auckland to either QTN or CHC. Could you please let know if 1.5 hours is enough to view Mount cook and also have lunch? The Christchurch to Mount cook to Queenstown tour only gives 1.5 hours at Cook, but Queenstown to Mt Cook tour gives 2 hours. Is the Christchurch to Mount cook stretch more scenic, hence is it more appealing to get 2 different sceneries on the way?
5 January 2017|
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Response from VikramWKarve | Reviewed this property |
Yes - starting point Christchurch will give you better scenery. On the way back from Queenstown to Christchurch you will see Lake Tekapo anayway.
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Mayrendezvous C
Am interested to go honey bee farm produce near Auckland . Anyone can locate me please ?
10 September 2016|
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Response from InterCityNZ | Property representative |
Kia ora Mayrendezvous, there is a honey centre located near Warkworth, a short journey north of Auckland. However, we don't visit this location on any of our day tours, sorry.
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