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About GreatSights
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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Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a convenient tour from Auckland that explores two top sites in one all-inclusive day. You’ll cruise an underground river lit by twinkling glowworms, then see hobbit holes and filming sites, all while taking in the North Island’s gorgeous scenery. End the day at the original departure point or in a central location in Rotorua.
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The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua are two of the most visited attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. This tour visits both in one day and ensures you maximize your time and money, with hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch all included. Spot glowworms as you cruise through Waitomo Caves, marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and experience Kiwi farm life at the Agrodome.
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from $216.74
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The Bay of Islands is one of the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island and a cruise is the ideal way to soak up the scenery. On this full-day tour from Auckland, set sail on a dolphin-watching cruise from Paihia, see the Cape Brett Lighthouse, and glide beneath the Hole in the Rock.
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from $184.49
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Experience the most popular cruise in the Bay of Islands on a full-day tour that includes the Cape Brett ‘Hole in the Rock.’ Departing Auckland, enjoy a coach ride through New Zealand’s Northland to the Waitangi Treaty House. Then board a high-speed catamaran to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off with an optional picnic lunch.
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This one-way coach tour travels from Auckland to Rotorua, making stops at some of the North Island’s natural wonders and historic sites, including the popular Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Drive by the Maori battle site of Rangiriri, then explore Waitomo’s Cathedral Chamber before a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Your guide drives by the Karapiro Dam and through Fitzgerald Glade before arriving at your destination.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I joined the above tours a couple of days ago. We were so lucky to have Racheal as our guide and driver. He’s one of the best guide we ever met. Racheal is friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to offer extra help when...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora 105lenap, Thank you for taking the time to share a positive feedback. It's great to know you enjoyed the company of our driver Rachael and that she also made you feel well looked after. Be assured we will pass the kind words on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had city tour with great sights done with clara and the sightseeing around the city for a half a day was great and informative. Second day travel with Racheal to paihia was great too informative sightseeing and atmost helpful. Travelling with (sorry sir forgot your...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora 863sathishk, Thank you for sharing your kind feedback and also for the nice words dedicated to our drivers, we will make sure they know about them. We are delighted to know you enjoyed exploring around New Zealand and we hope you are taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really great experience that I am so glad my partner and I had. The day started off with out amazing bus driver and guide Rachael! She was truely entertaining and kept everyone engaged during the whole tour. The tour was all up...More

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

Kia ora cheethamn, Thank you for your detailed feedback to our tour, cheethamn! Rachael is one of our remarkable tour drivers that share a great deal of knowledge on attractions in both Auckland and Rotorua. The tour itself is full-on and we appreciate knowing that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled with great sights recently.. It was a very good experience. Drivers are very friendly. One of them is “JIM”. Jim is an asset for the company with his friendly approach and great commentary. All the best to him and great sights.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Abhijeet K! Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to compliment one of our drivers, Jim. We will forward your compliment to Jim and make sure he is appreciated. All the best for your future travels, Eleah and the team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tara was a great driver and very knowledgeable guide! Her knowledge of the city was amazing and her expert driving was effortless as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora LoriO415, Thank you for taking the time to give a compliment to our driver Tara, we are delighted to know you enjoyed the ride and the commentary provided by her. All the best for your future travels, Andrea and the team at GreatSightsNZ

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome experience!!! We had Johno as our tour guide on the way to Milford Sound and he was incredible! Extremely knowledgeable about the roads, weather and anything to do with the journey and destination. He was also extremely approachable if you needed/wanted to ask questions...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Ora Alyssaduff, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience on the Milford Sound Tour. We are happy and grateful to have been part of your trip and we will make sure to pass your positive feedback onto our driver Jonho. It's amazing to know...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend Greatsights tours, in particular our driver for the day , Johno.! Such a memorable day to the stunning area of Milford Sound, Te Anau. Coach trip down to Milford Sound was educational and informative. Johno was very knowledgeable and threw some humor into...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, customer service representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Kia ora LozMelb_Aust, Thank you for your kind feedback and it is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. I will forward your feedback to johno and tell him that you had a great time. All the best for you and...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Our coach driver David gave us great information about New Zealand and the area we were driving in, with some great stories along the way. Very courteous, organised and safe driving, gave us many stops along the way to make the most of our experience....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Kia ora Paul_Seuren, Thank you for taking the time in writing a positive feedback and sharing the highlights of your Milford Sound tour. It's with great pleasure that you enjoyed the multiple scenic stops on the way to Milford Sound with David, he does make...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019

Jonnie our bus driver made this a very memorable experience. Excellent, careful driver, felt very safe at all times especially driving over the black ice. Jonnie had a great sense of humour, was very informative and stopped several times for great photo opportunities and toilet...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Kia Ora MalAndAnita, Thank you for sharing the highlights of your Milford Sound Day Trip, it's fantastic to know you enjoyed every moment and that you had the opportunity to interact with the nature. We also appreciate you took the time to write a feedback...More

Reviewed July 11, 2019

Long day but worth the drive. Entertaining commentary by Racheal. Highlight was seeing the geysers and bubbling mud. Maori performance gave us a taste of cultural life and did my first Haka.Enjoyed the gondola ride too ... Great view from the restaurant.

Date of experience: July 2019
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GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Kia ora Glenn Thank you for your kind feedback and it is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. All the best for you and your future travels, Jerome and the team at GreatSights

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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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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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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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