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Address: 102 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 9-583 5790
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16:30 - 20:10
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 20:10
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Founded in 1987, GreatSights New Zealand operates the most comprehensive...

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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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from...

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Hobbiton and glow worms with 50 of my closest friends (not)

The sites we visited were great, but if I could start over, I'd rent a car or hire a driver with a smaller number of passengers. The bus didn't have a toilet and, of course, we... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Carol A
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Zionsville, Indiana
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Zionsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The sites we visited were great, but if I could start over, I'd rent a car or hire a driver with a smaller number of passengers. The bus didn't have a toilet and, of course, we had to make an emergency stop for someone who didn't go to the toilet at lunch. Not the driver's fault but part of being... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Carol, Thanks for sharing your feedback. Are you able to send us a private email with your booking details? We take on board all feedback and can look into this further. info@greatsights.co.nz We're glad you enjoyed the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Caves. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sites we visited were cool - Hobbiton and Waitomo gloworm caves. But doing so in a bus of 50 is a little much for me. The bus was "ok" not great, but not bad (no toilet - they need to get that fixed). It was a ways from Auckland but I would look for a smaller venue next time.... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Marion, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed both the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Caves! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked one day tour of waitamo caves with polynesian spa with great sights on 4 Jan. Our tour guide Rachel was too good. Watching glowworms was awesome. We enjoyed polynesian spa with our family. Though tour is very lengthy but since coach was comfortable we were not tired.

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, Sounds like you had a great time with us, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Rachel. Thanks for sharing your feedback! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Sights Bus company appears to be one of the big Auckland based bus tour organisations but they don't appear very organised. We recommend that if possible, you make your own way to the bus depot (just behind the Sky Tower) because we were supposed to be picked up from our hotel but were left waiting for more than 40... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Jacomina, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour in the end and apologise for any inconvenience caused at the beginning of your tour. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked online and they cancelled my tour 20 hours prior. Called to inquire-- they told me it was overbooked. Even worse- they refused to refund me! I threatened to file a complaint and offered to submit the entire paper trail as evidence. I spent almost 2 hours on the phone dealing with their nightmare customer service reps (actually had... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got what i was promised. I got picked up in Queenstown and we made various stops along the way. Got dropped of at my accomodation in Christchurch. Bus driver was awesome.

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hey Guys...when someone S good and acknowledgement should never be withheld!!!I travelled on Great Sights Coaches in Kiwi land .... good coaches,good seating,professional and knowledge filled drivers....I have travelled far and wide but never seen DRIVERS with such insights.The back end support and coordination Is impeccable.They missed to pick me up(human error)but it was ensured that they got me on... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook. The view along the road was just amazing and breathtaking. Even though it's a very long trip, there're enough stops along the way and given beautiful views, it didn't feel long at all. Love all the places they stopped by, especially the Fruit store with very cheap cherry

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Jennifer, That' fantastic to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be warned, the boat only goes through the hole in the rock on 30% of trips. We were lucky. They also see dolphins on 90% of trips, again we were lucky. Commentary was interesting, but comments were repeated often. The island stopover was a waste of time. An alternative operator has control of the cafe, so nothing to do except... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, I'm glad you got to experience cruising through the Hole in the Rock! Thanks for sharing your feedback. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Auckland. Damien was an exceptional guide interspersing political and cultural information with information about the sights we were seeing. Hobbiton was the best, Damien gave us background on the Alexander family and the history of his involvement with Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings franchise. Seeing Hobbiton was a dream... More 

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, We're happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your Hobbiton experience and we're glad Damien was able to capture you behind the bar! Thanks for sharing your feedback! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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