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GreatSights

102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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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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102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I took the Great Sights NZ Tour to Hobbiton and Waitomo Worm Caves and it was an amazing experience! Aside from spectacular venues, our driver Damian was truly the most engaging tour guide! His knowledge and passion for NZ was contagious! I...More

Thank Kathleen S
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Kathleen, It's great to hear you and your son enjoyed visiting Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves with us, aren't they both great destinations in their own right? Thank you for your lovely words about Damian, I'll be sure to pass them on to him....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

我參加了GreatSights 的三個 tours, 其中一個是 Hobbiton and Waitomo day tour. 我們的司機是 Damian, 他對 Hobbiton 和 Waitomo 的知識,是非常足夠。除了這樣,他更是一個非常有熱誠的人, 他和我們分享自己的感受, 分享一些新西蘭的文化,讓我們更可以深入了解真正地道文化, 他的熱情讓我們更加喜愛新西蘭。 Hobbition 是一個很美的地方,對於我這個 Lord of the Rings 的粉絲來說, 可以親自來到,真的很興奮! 可以看到Waitomo的螢火虫和鐘乳洞,感到大自然的奇妙。 還有一讚的是, 到酒店pickup 的安排,讓我們感到非常貼心。 Highly recommend!!More

Thank Xsd C
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Xsd C, It's lovely to hear your feedback and how much you enjoyed seeing some of New Zealand's most stunning attractions. I'm glad you had a great time with us, the glowworms at Waitomo Caves are an unbelievable sight! Thank you for sharing,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolute phenomenal tour. The Hobbit sets were awesome. The glow worm caves was a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks to our driver Damien, he made our tour even more special. He gave us a great history lesson on New Zealand. We...More

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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora atnoble6, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day tour with us. Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves are special attractions in their own right, and certainly, a must do when you're in New Zealand. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, I'll make...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought the combo deal of Bay of Islands and Waitomo Caves & Rotorua sights tours. Both were extremely well organised. The driver for both tours was Ben. He was very passionate with a good sense of humour. He gave us a lot of information...More

Thank Nadheera D
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Nadheera, It's a great idea to nab one of our combo deals as not only are they cheaper, but it's likely that you'll get the same driver for both trips! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our North Island day tours with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the above tour with Great Sights based on previous reviews and the experience was phenomenal. Our Driver, Damian, was so informative; we learned so much more about New Zealand than just about Hobbiton and the caves. He was very detailed in explaining what...More

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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Myworldtravels3, Thanks for sharing, Damian is an awesome driver guide and delivers great commentary with his own personal touch. He'll be pleased to hear your lovely feedback, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took the Hobbiton and Glow Worms tour with Damian. The locations are amazing, and I highly recommend. However, what made this day my favorite in New Zealand (and I am leaving Queenstown today) was the bus driver and guide, Damian. During...More

Thank Stephanie T
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Stephanie, Damian's a fantastic host, isn't he? He genuinely loves sharing his knowledge of New Zealand and taking people on an insightful journey through the upper North Island. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will post these review to InterCity and GreatSights because they share this tour and it took me a while to investigate this. The tour is extremely well organized, they receive you with cookies and a bottle of water before entering the bus. Its about...More

Thank Paola M
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Paola, Thank you for sharing, it sounds like you had a great time on our Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour, isn't the feast at Hobbiton amazing? I'm sorry to hear that you boat ride only lasted 2 minutes. It should be about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had an amazing time today on our Hobbiton and Waitomo glow work trip! Our driver Damian was great and shared some wonderful stories about New Zealand! Thanks alot!

Thank Tara M
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Tara, That's great to hear, thanks for sharing! I'll make sure your feedback is passed on to Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just completed the Hobbiton/Waitomo caves tour with Damien and it was amazing! I'm in New Zealand on my own, so going on tours by myself can be a little bit intimidating. My tour guide as well as all of the staff at both the...More

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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Noelle, That's great to hear! We know it can be a bit worrying to join a tour as an independent traveller, however, our driver guides are so welcoming and make sure everyone is comfortable and looked after. I'm really glad to hear you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife took this trip on monday, May 28th. It was a beautiful experience and at the end we were almost wishing it would never end. The calm scenic beauty of hobbiton was mesmerizing. I would also like to thank our driver Damian...More

Thank ankur b
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora ankur, I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed your day with us! Damian's a great host and he loves sharing his knowledge about New Zealand, it's great to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, we hope you do book more tours with...More

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Shirls B
13 May 2018|
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Kia ora Shirls B, I'm sorry that you haven't heard from someone in our team. We are answering a high number of emails but we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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zickzen
31 March 2018|
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Kia ora zickzen, Our Hobbiton and Waitomo day tour is approximately 11 hours long, departing Auckland at 8am and returning at 7pm. Our coach seats 53 people comfortably and offer free WiFi, USB charging ports and an onboard... More
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ankurmalik83
9 January 2017|
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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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