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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive between Mt Cook and Queenstown was scenic and pleasant. However our bus driver Steward was extremely impolite and unprofessional. 1. From our pick up point at our hotel in Mt Cook, 3 out of 4 of our luggages were not loaded on the...More

Thank muilengmadelinetan
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora muilenmadelinetan, We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your experience on this tour. We have passed your feedback on tor our driver, who mentions that he wasn't aware of one your pieces of luggage, and that he did need to repeat...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip from Routora to Waitomo was great with good driver and explanation of the surroundings, it was a delight listening to the person, however on our way back we took the bus from Waitomo at 11:00 and reached back at 1:30 pm, the bus...More

Thank Suhas S
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Suhas S, Thank you for your feedback, we do apologise that you were disappointed with the second half of your tour. We have also received your feedback through Facebook and we are looking into this with our customer service team. All the best...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Had Rachael as our tour guide and we went from Auckland to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves which was so cool! We then had a sandwich and a bottle of water which was fine and then travelled on to Te Puia. Agrodome was closed due to...More

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GreatSightsNZ, marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Kia ora xxginamxx, It's great to hear you enjoyed this tour and that Racheal offered such enjoyable service! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent excursion- with our tour guide Damian. His knowledge of NZ is remarkable, commitment to clients by providering us with a fun, entertaining and safe travel to and from Auckland.

Thank Jet665830
GreatSightsNZ, marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Kia ora Shauna A, We'll pass on your feedback for Damian, thank you! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I spent my last day in New Zealand on this tour and it was AMAZING!!! On top of the absolute beauty of the road trip to both sites, and the dream come true of visiting Middle Eart :-) is really was the kindness, insight and...More

Thank Yacine O
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Kia ora Yacine O, It sounds like you had a fantastic last day in the country - thanks for your great feedback. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights New Zealand

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Hobbiton and Waitomo Cave yesterday, it was really a magical day. We were picked up from our hotel at 7:15. During the 2 hours road trip to Hobbiton, Damien gave lots of commentaries not only for the place we were going to...More

Thank Souffle L
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Kia ora Souffle L, It's great that you enjoyed the amazing scenery, Damien's commentary and your tours at Hobbiton and Waitomo! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights New Zealand

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Hobbiton and Glow Worms tour and had a blast. Our tour guide Damien was AMAZING! He definitely went above and beyond with his commentary on the entire trip. I learned way more about New Zealand history with him...More

Thank leeeenuh
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Kia ora leeeenuh, It's great to hear you enjoyed Damien's commentary and learned so much about New Zealand history! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Great Sights

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Hobbiton and Waitomo glow worms caves and it was absolutely amazing! Damien was very knowledgable and taught us alot of new things about New Zealand. He made the big drive there and back, fun and interesting. Thank you heaps:)

Thank ChloeB1818
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Kia ora Chloe, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed the tour and Damian's commentary, we'll be sure to let him know. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We did the Waitomo and Rotorua tour with this tour company. A minibus collects passengers from various hotel’s and drops you at the main bus depot. We are directed to our relevant coach according to chosen tour and given colour coded stickers. The coach was...More

Thank Vikash M
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Kia ora Vikash, It's great to hear your enjoyed the coach trip, the scenery and the commentary. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 1 August 2018

I chose this tour based on the comments on this page and I am very happy I did, given the day I spent going to Hobbiton and the Glowworm cave. Organisation was great - I never felt rushed. Bus was confortable. Our driver Damian was...More

Thank Marlene Q
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Kia ora Marlene Q, It's a great to hear this felt like a relaxing experience and we'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback to Damian! All the best for your future travels Amanda and the team at GreatSights

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Shirls B
13 May 2018|
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Response from GreatSightsNZ | Property representative |
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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Response from GreatSightsNZ | Property representative |
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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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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