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Address: 102 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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November 28, 8:00 AM Auckland to Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Day trip

Excellent tour and extremely helpful and friendly guide! All was excellent but the bus. The bus on which we were taken to Hobbiton and the Waiting Caves was too uncomfortable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
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San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour and extremely helpful and friendly guide! All was excellent but the bus. The bus on which we were taken to Hobbiton and the Waiting Caves was too uncomfortable; first, seats were too narrow with an extremely reduced pitch; then, we had no bathroom or Internet access. The driver was excellent. Very attentive, nice and engaging. The tours were... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Panco4112, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. I'm sorry to hear you found your coach uncomfortable and will pass this feedback on to our operations team to address. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother, aunt, and I went on the GreatSights day trip to Waitomo and the Hobbiton movie set. What a great way to spend a day in New Zealand. Our driver Damian was excellent at providing information, history, and facts about the areas that we visited. He was also VERY patient and understanding. One of my companions has physical limitations... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora shetravels, I'm so glad you enjoyed your Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tour with us! Thank you for sharing your experience. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic day tour from Auckland, our driver/guide Damian was very knowledgable about local culture making the drive down interesting. Waitomo caves was a little crowded with groups leaving only a few minutes apart. Hobbiton was brilliant. The lunch was great with choices for everyone.

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Jenny, I'm glad you enjoyed visiting Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves with us. Thank you for sharing your review! All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great because of Damian. He delivered and engaging and interesting talk about all the areas we went to. He also showed a unique interest in his passengers conversing freely with them and making sure they are all looked after. The tour was fun and well planned but Damian really made it all the better. Next time my... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing Manager at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Daniel H, It's great to hear that your driver guide made such an impression! We're so proud of Damian and all his colleagues and the great job they do sharing New Zealand with our visitors. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

Shelby Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a complete package and worth the day. First, Damian, our driver, was excellent. He provided an excellent presentation of the culture and politics of New Zealand. Background you probably will never get on a tour and made it all the better. He also gave a complete background history of the Hobbit area from start to the present, more... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing Manager at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora John, I'm glad you enjoyed your Hobbiton and Waitomo day tour! Thank you for sharing your feedback. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Damian was awesome. He didn't give the typical talk on the long ride from Auckland to Hobbiton. He had great stories and the history of New Zealand and the people and culture of today. Of course Hobbiton and the Glow Worm caves were amazing and can't be missed when visiting.

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Kristen, Thanks for sharing your feedback - I'm glad you had a great time on your tour and learned some interesting facts from your driver guide! All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

Spring, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Milford Sound day trip from Te Anau. Bottom line.... Dangerous! The bus driver was on a schedule, and goddamit, he was going to keep it. The drive in was OK, even with the scolding he gave us all for a few being a little late. The boat ride was great. But here is my problem. The bus... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Gina, I'm sorry to hear you had this issue with your return journey. As we haven't received any other complaints of this nature and it's not clear when you travelled or under what name, could you please contact us so we can investigate your complaint? We can't include contact details in our response but there's an email address... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip with this company. Our driver Damian was very insightful and enjoyable, he also did a great job of making sure we were on time and on schedule - very much appreciated. His commentary along the way was awesome. He even posed for the below picture for us. Great day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went through Great Sights for two tours - one for The Bay of Islands and the other for Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience. We had a great time with both tours, but what made it even better was how great the guides were! We had Racheal for The Bay of Islands and Damian for Waitomo & Hobbiton.... More 

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora LauraNicole, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your GreatSights tours! I'm glad both your experiences were enjoyable thanks to our fantastic driver guides. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour even though it rained all day. Our driver and tour guide, Rachel was very knowledgeable and patient. The lunch and snack provided was very good. Coach was clean and comfortable. All around good day. Highly recommend Great Sights New Zealand. Dottie, Phoenix, AZ

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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Dottie, Thank you for joining us to visit Waitomo Caves and Rotorua - I'm glad you enjoyed your day despite the rain! All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights More 

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