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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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Hobbiton and Waitomo caves tour

What an amazing day this combination tour makes for! Its quite a long bus ride 2.5 hours there and then back. Our tour guide Damien made it well worth the ride! He told us stories... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing day this combination tour makes for! Its quite a long bus ride 2.5 hours there and then back. Our tour guide Damien made it well worth the ride! He told us stories of camping in the bus as well as a history of NZ and the places we were touring. Lunch was the crown jewel, amazing hobbit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Feeder coaches drop you off at main coach depot where you have to find which coach you are travelling on. It was chaos 3 coaches and no signs stating which coach was going where. Not sure why they don't have signs by each coach stating destination which would speed the process up. However when we located our coach our driver... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were traveling to Asia and New zealand, and had this agency GreatSights tours for our tour in New Zealand. They provided great service with amazing driver and guide, Thanks Rachel for making our days in New Zealand became amazing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves, and our driver, Damien was absolutely fantastic!! He was a wealth of information, interesting facts, and answered any and all questions the passengers asked. Damien was personable, professional, and friendly; all you could ask for in a tour guide driver! Hobbiton was amazing, and the lunch there was delicious, with a huge assortment... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Waitomo Caves and Lond of the Rings Movie Set tour. This is an all day tour. Damien spent much of the morning as we were riding to Hobbiton explaining the history of New Zealand as well as how their government and economy work. The mvie set was a really thorough look and the different scenes. The lunch... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour with this company. Complimentary hotel pickup included. Told pickup time of 6.15am for latest arrival time at departure point of 6.45am leaving at 7am. We were ready in foyer at 6.05am. No show by 6.30am. Rang office and told we had missed it as were not there. Took taxi (they did reimburse... More 

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

Kia ora, I'm very sorry to hear of the miscommunication. I'm glad we have been in contact with you and refunded the taxi charge. I hope you enjoyed Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day with a brilliant tour guide -Rachael. Commentary on way up was outstanding. Rachael assisted everyone with a manner that was a credit to the company. The rapport between customer and Rachael was easy to see. All instructions were very clear and Rachael is a breath of fresh air as a tour guide. Rachael is an asset to your... More 

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

Kia ora, Sounds like you had a fabulous time with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and expressing your high opinions of our driver Rachael, I'll make sure this feedback is passed on to her. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Dubbo, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Auckland for the Auckland 9's Rugby League Tournament 2017, thought we would do the Day trip to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves with Great Sights. I rang them on the Thurs 2nd feb 2017 before I left Sydney and confirmed that we would be attending the tour on 3rd Feb 2017. On 3rd Feb 2017 We waited at... More 

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

Kia ora Tina, We're very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. As this was booked through Flight Centre, we were not advised of the hotel pickup at the time of booking. Our customer services team transferred you to a second tour that was departing slightly later. Unfortunately the phone call was cut off before we could establish which bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have travelled with tour buses fair bit and Damien our driver was the best ever! His commentary on nz history was so fascinating, providing a real insight into nz people, and the 2hrs' journey to hobbiton seemed to have passed so quick! The hobitton by itself was quite pretty and I could have easily spent the whole day there... More 

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

Kia ora Nztooz, It sounds like you really enjoyed Hobbiton, we're pleased to hear that! We love hearing positive feedback from passengers who have enjoyed their tour and we're proud of the service our friendly guides provide. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A week Ago I Booked a Family Party of Seven and enjoyed a Day out with, GreatSights. from Pahia. We hoped to see Dolphins But were rewarded with a Group of Orcas for an hour, Outstanding... Then a Trip through the Hole in the Rock, as Featured. The Day was perfect for Viewing as Was the Crew on the Vessel,... More 

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

Kia ora Garry, That's fantastic to hear our tour was the highlight of your week!! We're thrilled you enjoyed this tour so much, and what a highlight it must have been to see a pod of Orcas. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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