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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

Exceed our expectation. Everything was perfect include course, meals, and friendly staff. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank LianneAra
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora LianneAra, Thank you for your positive feedback, we are delighted to know you had a fantastic trip and that it exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you on board again soon! All the best for your future travel plans, Andrea and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the whole day on the way to and in Milford Sound. We had the best coach driver ever. Adrian is a very experienced driver and has a great sense of humor. He told us a lot about the enviroment enviroment and stopped at...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank CaptainKerk
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora CaptainKerk, Absolutely wunderbar indeed! I'm positive Adrian will appreciate your kind feedback about him. I agree that Milford Sound is an amazing place and I believe it should be on everyone's bucket list. Photos will never quite justify the beauty of Milford Sound,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a huge lord of the rings fan this experience was a must for me however, I thought the travel to Hobbiton from Auckland might have been tedious but I would have happily endured it regardless. Our driver Brian made the journey incredibly enjoyable by...More

Thank CaptCranium
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora Tom M, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm sure Brian will appreciate your kind feedback about him. Our drivers' sense of humour and well-rounded knowledge do indeed make a lot of difference in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked up tour at bus terminal, a little surprised it was on a big tour bus rather than the minibuses we had on other tours. Our driver was Racheal, who knew a lot about the area and history, and was happy to share it. It...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Beverly S
GreatSightsNZ, Jerome at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Anne G, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your tour and also thank you for the wonderful feedback about our driver Rachael. I will make sure to pass your review to her. About the lunch, we are very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was fantastic! Our guide (Raphael) was knowledgable and hilarious, both parts of the tour (Hobbiton and the Waitomo glow worm caves) were amazing and the included lunch at hobbiton was relish and all you can eat- what more could you ask for! 100%...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank O7062CPalis
GreatSightsNZ, Jerome at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora O7062CPalis, We really appreciate the positive feedback dedicated to our tour guide, Raphael. It's also a delight to know that you enjoyed your tour to the Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm cave and we are glad that you liked the included lunch. All the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone who hasn’t really seen all the movies this was a great day tour. The set is amazing easy to walk around lots of movie knowledge from the tour guides , great photos to be taken so much colour a must if you love...More

Thank tasma2018
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora tasma2018, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's great to hear that you had a great time in Hobbiton. I will pass your review to the tour guide in Hobbiton. We hope to see you again onboard soon!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kenny our driver was hilarious and should get a raise! There were only five people on our tour and he took such good care of us! The sights and history he told were amazing! We had Dan Buzzby show us around the treaty grounds, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank calmfarnsworth
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora calmfarnsworth, We're glad to hear that you have enjoyed your Bay of Islands Day Tour with Kenny! I do agree that Kenny and all of our bus drivers are absolutely amazing. I'm sure you had a fantastic time learning about the treaty grounds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic tour - this was a day to remember as the driver (Raphael) told us so much history and made sure we had fun. The caves were absolutely incredible, and our young guide (Maya?) knew her stuff! Hobbiton was amazing, Jess added a touch...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank calmfarnsworth
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Calmfarnsworth, Thank you for sharing the highlights of your tour, what a better way to learn about New Zealand history than visiting amazing places and meeting fun guides, right? We hope you've made a lot of great memories during your Hobbiton and Waitomo...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely worth every penny and more! Hands down best trip we've ever done! Brian our bus driver pointed out tons of notable sights and gave riviting stories on the historical significance! Both Hobbiton and the Glow worm caves we're breath taking. Would highly recommend!More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JacquiAndDrewIDo
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora JacquiAndDrewIDo, We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our driver's commentary as well as the Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour and we truly appreciate the recommendation for our future travelers. All the best for your future travel plans, Andrea and the team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This day trip from Auckland was like living a dream. The bus was very comfortable and the driver was knowledgeable and funny. But the Hobbiton set, the lunch, and the Waitomo caves were fantastic! Everything about them was even better than promised or expected. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Need2TravelGA
GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Need2TravelGA, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad to hear you had such a memorable Day out with us, and having done this exact tour myself I absolutely agree about both Hobbiton and Waitomo...More

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PhamT1234
November 16, 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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May 12, 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
March 31, 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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