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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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Glow worms and Gandalf

Early morning pick up from a little bus hub in Auckland, which was just a five minute walk from our hostel! Got a muffin for breakfast, then it was off to visit Hobbiton. It is a... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early morning pick up from a little bus hub in Auckland, which was just a five minute walk from our hostel! Got a muffin for breakfast, then it was off to visit Hobbiton. It is a bit of a drive to get to Hobbiton, a little over two hours or so, but the driver made it pass fairly quick while... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best days I had in the North Island. Seriously good fun !! Damian was our tour guide and I have to say he was superb. He was full of local history and knowledge which for me made the day day even better. The Hobbit set was amazing too. I cant claim to have seen the films but... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the best experience during this tour, it is really awesome what they have done with this set after the movie, it really highlights the care taken of the area and is a must see! The glow worm caves were awesome, just natural beauty at it's best. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. Our group... More 

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

Kia ora Lorena, Hobbiton is a charming place with pretty things around every corner, I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Our driver Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Damian is a very caring knowledgeable man, I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our day tour to Hobbiton and the Waitomo glow worm caves. Hobbiton was quite cute, and the beer and provided lunch were very good. Additionally, the glow worms in the cave were beautiful. But most of all, we loved our tour guide, Damien. He was funny and friendly and we learned so much about New Zealand from him.... More 

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

Kia ora, Yes, lunch at the Green Dragon Inn is delicious and so is the home brewed beer! Thanks for the feedback, I'll make sure to pass it on to Damian. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite the experience, it was a whole day trip but totally worth it, great way to see the landscape. Our driver Damion was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot. Also hobbiton was very cool and the glow worms were awesome. Fun for all friends and family.

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Thank Broheim75
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Broheim75, It's great to hear you enjoyed Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves, they're both such magical places in their own right. Thanks for sharing for experience with us. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Damian, our driver was insightful, amazing and I loved hearing all his stories about the NZ history, the sights, and the people! Highly recommended tourand try to request to get on Damian's bus! You won't regret it!

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Thank 831cheryll
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights New Zealand Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora 831cheryll, Indeed you won't regret coming on board a day tour with Damian! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback, I'll be sure to pass it on to him - we're glad you enjoyed your day with Damian! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These two sights were certainly worth visiting, but what made it memorable for me was the excellent commentary provided by tour operator and bus driver, Damien. His background knowledge of New Zealand history was informative, clear and entertaining. He was able to point out local points of interest that made the history of the region come alive. A great ambassador... More 

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

Kia ora Jenny, We have to agree with you - Damian is a superb host and driver and he makes the trip even more memorable! Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you enjoyed your day exploring the Waikato region with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Draper, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all our Great Sights driver Damian was FANTASTIC! We were picked up right at our hotel and off we went! He made the journey so interesting with his commentary on New Zealand and gave us some fun history of the area we were driving through on the journey. The tour of Hobbiton and the lunch we had there... More 

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

Kia ora jdholmstead, I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your day tour with us. Damian will be pleased to hear your lovely feedback, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Yunnan, China
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our driver was Damion. This guy was absolutely fantastic. He talked a lot about the history of New Zealand, how the natives and Europeans coexist, many more but this guy is a great story teller. I was near the front of the bus so myself and a few others asked him many questions and he gladly answer them off the... More 

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

Kia ora bayoumountain, Thank you for sharing such lovely feedback about our driver Damian, he's a fabulous host and ambassador for New Zealand. I'll be sure to pass your feedback on to him. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Damien was an excellent host! So informative and provided an excellent overview of New Zealand, one of the best tour guides we've had. My partner and I had the privilege of sitting right up the front in the front seats and were able to have a great chat to Damien about New Zealand! Hobbiton was amazing and the caves were... More 

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

Kia ora Tricky, Thank you for the lovely feedback, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Damian! I'll be sure to pass your thoughts on to him. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights More 

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