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Address: 102 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 9-583 5790
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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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Loved the bus and our driver!

This was our first time using InterCity and we were so pleased with both the bus and our wonderful driver Racheal! We left Auckland at 7:30am, had a 45-minute tour at the Waitomo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Morgan J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Cleveland
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long day on the bus being told to rush off for a quick hour stop and then you better be back on by a certain time or we'll leave without you. No time to use the bathroom, no time to get a snack, no time to look at the gift shops. It was a day of mostly being on the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time using InterCity and we were so pleased with both the bus and our wonderful driver Racheal! We left Auckland at 7:30am, had a 45-minute tour at the Waitomo glow worm cave, and then were dropped off in Rotorua. The bus itself was very clean and comfortable with working A/C, wifi, and a toilet. From start... More 

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

Kia ora Morgan, Thank for you feedback about our driver Racheal. She's very passionate about delivering outstanding service and I'm glad you appreciated her efforts! I'll make sure to pass on your positive feedback! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trip with Damian as our driver. He regaled us with many facts and stories along the way and was such a pleasure. Excellent lunch after a beverage at the Green Dragon. Amazing day!!

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

Kia ora Tom, Thanks for sharing your feedback, I'm really glad you enjoyed our tour. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great full 12 hour day with a lot of information on the country, along with the hobbiton movie set and caves!

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

Kia ora Jab, Thanks for the great feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Auckland, we decided to visit the world-famous glowworm caves in Waitomo, so we booked the GreatSights 7:30am tour on-line. One of their optional extras is local hotel pick-up and drop-off, and we selected the Quality Hotel (Parnell) from the list. Apparently, they collect hotel guests from around the city using shuttle van(s) and deliver them to the main... More 

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Thank screen-gem
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordniator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora screen-gem, I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience with us. We'd like the opportunity to look closer into your booking and work out what went wrong. Please email us with your confirmation number on info@greatsights.co.nz. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Montreal, Canada
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243 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Auckland to Rotorua trip with Greatsights departing the day after we landed in New Zealand. We are very grateful we did this because there was a lot of construction in Auckland at the time and we did not want to drive on the left side of the road while jet-lagged. The tour is really efficient. Our first... More 

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

Kia ora Sheila, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and found it a great way to get down to Rotorua. I'd have to agree, the meal at the Green Dragon Inn is delicious! Hope you can make it back to Waitomo for blackwater rafting. All the best for your future travels, Esther... More 

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101 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you will love this boat trip great on a sunny day lots to see the staff were great good for all ages and take ses pill with you if not have sea feet

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

Kia ora Glen, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the boat cruise, it's a fantastic way to see the fiord up close. Thanks for sharing. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

London
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went from Christchurch to Queenstown and wanted to take in the sights, this seemed an ideal and scenic way to go. The trip itself was not overly arduous, thanks to frequent comfort breaks. A massively special mention must go to TOM our ever knowledgeable and entertaining driver/guide. He really was excellent! I should add that I am a professional... More 

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

Kia ora James, I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and our driver Tom. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to him. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Englewood, New Jersey
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally comprehensive- great guides and courteous driver. Picked us up directly in front of our hotel: The Park Hyatt

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

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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long day but worth it for the informative drive up with Rachael. Thoroughly enjoyed the input about changing situations in the agriculture and the green steps being taken by the New Zealand government. Treaty of Waitangi site also very interesting and enlightening. Britain certainly has a lot to answer for! Tour of Russell short and concise.

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

Kia ora, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour of the Waitangi site, I'll make sure your positive feedback is passed on to Racheal. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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