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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 yesterday via mobile

We spent 17 days in New Zealand and planned our own itinerary using the bus. It was a wonderful experience and all our bus rides and drivers were great, but one driver stood out. Stuart was our driver from Queenstown to Aoraki Mt Cook and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the Bay of Island Day tour and thanks to our driver/guide Racheal we had a fascinating insight not only of the history and structure of the wonderful Island and people of New Zealand, but also current social and conservation issues being addressed....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This one way day tour from Mount Cook to Queenstown started in disaster because there was quite a bit of confusion as to where our pick up would be. My husband and I were staying at the Aoraki Court Motel and we took this tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day trip (over 12 hours) to Cape Reigna, forest and 90 mile beach.. Our diver Gareth was full of interesting facts and made the journey pass quickly. Fish and chip lunch was excellent

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WELLANDITE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitomo Glowworms Cave - Rotorua to Auckland The cave experience was amazing. The bus ride was another story. So.....no adequate air conditioning, no working bathroom AND no stopping for a comfort break after 3.5 hrs from the caves to Auckland. I cannot imagine what it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 4everdining
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pete provided a fabulous, safe and highly entertaining tour of the gorgeous west country of South Island. Makes such a difference to be in the hands of someone who clearly loves his job and cares about his customers. Now to plan a return winter trip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went through Great Sights/Intercity for three excursions: Hobbiton/Waitomo, Milford Sound, and Franz Josef Glacier. Firstly, the positive, our tour to Milford was great. Stu, our driver, was super nice and allowed us multiple stops for photos, toilet breaks, and snacks. However, prior to that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eliss374
Reviewed 10 February 2019

We were picked up from Auckland - Central by a driver named Eric on January 28, 2019 (Bus 1129; License JJD473). This driver was knowledgeable about the area but talked the entire ride to Hobbiton. We requested twice for the volume to be turned down;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Kia ora fpa00, We're sorry to hear you were disappointed by the commentary offered on this tour, as we generally get positive feedback for Eric - and that the traffic conditions meant your journey was longer than usual. We do appreciate you sharing your thoughts...More

Reviewed 6 February 2019

We took the morning half day tour of Auckland and couldn’t have been happier. We had a fantastic driver who gave us plenty of information with a lovely sense of humour. She made the tour very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour, it gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Kia ora Travelwisetwosome, It's wonderful you enjoyed your half day Auckland tour - thank you for your kind recommendation! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSightsNZ

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

We have just returned from almost 3 fabulous weeks in New Zealand. As part of the trip we booked a 4 day National Parks & Glaciers Tour with Scenic Pacific which used the Great Sights trips to form their tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our Great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Kia ora 573joh, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation for our driver and the tour itself, we're so glad you enjoyed it! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights

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PhamT1234
17 November 2018|
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Response from Lorraine D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go on their website to find all the options and prices for the specific tour you want. Hope this helps. Enjoy the tour.
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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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