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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 3 days ago

Our driver Damien was very welcoming, informative and entertaining. The two and a half hour bus ride to the Hobbiton Movie Set was filled with interesting facts about New Zealand that nobody can find in guide books. We really enjoyed the movie set, especially all...More

Thank anjulykhanna
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our driver, Damien was very welcoming and even explained the local history, political advancements, and land resources of the area making this not only an experience of a lifetime, but also an education lesson that will stay with me forever. Thank you Damien! Hobbiton was...More

Thank J'aime K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was on this tour today which was booked as a part of Stray Journeys. I didn't really know what to expect and I'm glad to say I was pleasantly surprised, it surpassed my expectations. Of course it was nice to drive the 90-mile beach...More

Thank LiveYourYBR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On 10th July myself my wife and our 3 children went on the Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves trip. It was absolutely amazing and the trip to Hobbiton fulfilled a childhood dream. The bus driver Damian gave us incredible commentary throughout the trip both about the...More

Thank Andrew M
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Andrew, What a great place to take your kids, I bet they thoroughly enjoyed both attractions! Thanks for sharing, I'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience with great sights tour was really bad. The female bus driver had a really bad temper and unpolite attitude. She showed unpatieness to check our name on her list even we had show her our printput ticket. She wouldnt even spend 10 sec...More

1  Thank Virginia T
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Virginia, I'm so sorry to hear about this bad experience with one of our drivers. Please email us with more information so we can work out what happened. You can contact us on info@greatsights.co.nz All the best for your future travels, Esther and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an amazing day touring Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves with Damian! We were well taken care of and Damian provided amazing commentary. Our group learned a lot about New Zealand and the culture. Strongly recommend this Tour and Damian!

Thank ag1287
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora, Damian's great isn't he? I'm really glad to hear your enjoyed your tour with us, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Cave One Day Tour with GreatSights. It was a fantastic one, a long day but full of joys. Our driver Damian is such a great person! He is so knowledgeable, courteous, full of passion, and...More

Thank lukelmm2017
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Luke, Damian's great isn't he - a fabulous host and very passionate about New Zealand! Thanks for sharing I'll pass on your lovely feedback. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best tour I've ever been in. Louis the driver was extremely nice, funny and knowledgable. The ride is very scenic and enjoyable, so the bus ride doesn't seem too long. Tour guides in both Hobbiton and the caves were amazing as well....More

Thank Hilary K
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Hilary, I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to Louis. Thank you for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome tour and a definite must do in NZ. Our Bus Driver/tour guide, Damien was great. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and nice throughout the day. The Hobbiton movie set was awesome and moved at a good pace through the tour, ending...More

Thank Andrew P
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Andrew, Waitomo Caves is a spectacularly beautiful place I'm really glad you enjoyed it! It is a shame we're unable to take photographs in the caves but we wouldn't want to scare the light from the glowworms. Thanks for sharing with us! All...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 2 day tour (28-29/06) Bay of Islands and Hobbiton Movie Set/Glowworm Cave Tour" with GreatSights and it was great. The weather on both days were really good. Hobbiton tour is awesome and the buffet lunch that was included was yummy. Our...More

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

Kia ora Josephine, That's a great way to see some of New Zealand's highlights, I'm glad the weather cooperated for you! Thanks for sharing. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

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ankurmalik83
9 January 2017|
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Response from GreatSightsNZ | 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
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
10 September 2016|
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Response from GreatSightsNZ | 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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