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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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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from...

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Damian and Hobbiton Glow Worm Caves

I feel I know so much more about New Zealand after the great commentary from Damian on our trip. Excellent Day!

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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I feel I know so much more about New Zealand after the great commentary from Damian on our trip. Excellent Day!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful tour! Damien, our tour bus driver, made this especially interesting and fun. He packed the long bus ride with outstanding information about New Zealand, the people and its culture and values. My husband and I were in complete awe of his knowledge and love of country and understanding and respect of the Maori culture. He was fantastic... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took this trip solely to visit the Hobbiton movie set, but we thought we should see something else too if we travel that far from Auckland where we stayed. The Hobbiton tour was brilliant, absolutely recommend it if one is a Lord of the Rings fan! We spent around 3 hours on the set, had lunch... More 

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I went on the morning tour from Rotorua that brings you to the Te Puia, sheep show and rainbow springs. That was the most boring tour I have ever done in my life. Sheep show was ridiculous, as if the show man forced himself to be funny which wasn't the case, trying to make jokes. Rainbow springs is not worth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was my first trip to New Zealand and had a fantastic time. it was so well-organised from start to finish, and the coach drivers and guides were all great. special shout-out to Damian who drove us from Auckland to Waitomo, with his very informative and interesting commentary. i loved it and am recommending this as a great holiday to... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing trip:D This was my first day trip and I was glad I chose GreatSights. I was a little nervous as I was travelling alone but everything went well and I got to make new friends with other travellers from around the world. I had the most amazing guide Damien, who introduced so much about NZ. Even as a Kiwi... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, did we ever get our money's worth on the Hobbiton/Waitomo caves trip! The tour starts very early, around 7:00AM. Our driver, Damian, kept up a running commentary of Auckland and New Zealand culture, politics, and daily life for the entire two-hour drive to our first stop. He had all kinds of interesting information to impart--stuff about the *real* New... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day tour! Great Guide called Diaman - who is very knowledgeable and shared many general interesting facts..

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

Kia ora Sandra, Damain is a great host, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with him! Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide/bus driver Damien was outstanding. Best excursion we've had. He told us so much about New Zealand past and present.

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

Kia ora zippyweb, Thanks for the lovely feedback, I'll be sure to pass it on to our driver Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We signed up for this tour because we are big fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. However, what a refreshing surprise to find out that we were also given a very informative introduction into New Zealand history, culture, and interesting anecdotes by our tour guide, Damien, who made the trip so much more enjoyable with his... More 

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

Kia ora Jane, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Damian is a fabulous tour guide and he really does know his stuff - especially when it comes to ice cream flavours! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed the guided tour of Hobbiton also. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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