With over 50 tours on offer, all the key destinations are covered, including the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands, the stunning sights of glow worms at Waitomo Caves, the mythical movie set of Hobbiton, a taste of Maori culture and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the highest peak in the Southern Alps Mount Cook, the tourist mecca of Queenstown, and the majestic fiords of the Milford Sound and the glaciers of the West Coast.
GreatSights’ specialty is ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, authentic cultural experiences, wildlife and nature, or all of these. If you have limited time, you can rest assured you’ll get all the unmissable scenic highlights, and know that every detail is taken care of. If you have longer to spend, they can make extra stops and combine day tours to make your time even more memorable.
You’ll travel in style and comfort with GreatSights – all coaches are equipped with air conditioning and WiFi, reclining seats and onboard video. Tours provide multi-lingual commentary, while Milford Sound coaches feature glass roofs to view the region’s spectacular scenery. Expert local drivers give you informative and entertaining commentary on the history and geography of the locations you visit.
Why choose GreatSights?
1. Scheduled departures every day
You don’t have to co-ordinate to a specific departure date nor do you have to follow a programme that is locked in every moment of every day – you get to set the programme. What’s more, is every day you get to meet new people visiting New Zealand from all parts of the world. All tours depart every single day of the year guaranteed, meaning that if you like it somewhere, you can stay longer. If your time is short, GreatSights is an effective way to see the parts of the country that interest you most in a small amount of time and with all the hassle taken care of.
2. Independent coach touring
GreatSights products are all day tours, so you can choose to do as many or as few as you wish in a sequence of day tours. You have total flexibility to design your own itinerary, and even change it ‘on the hoof’ at no penalty given 24 hours notice. Coaches are modern and comfortable with large viewing windows and free WiFi.
GreatSights will take you to the most memorable and compelling visitor experiences in the country. From a sumptuous themed banquet lunch in the Party Marquee at Hobbiton or New Zealand’s geothermal and Maori cultural heartland to a cruise on breathtaking Milford Sound or sandboarding down high sand dunes, GreatSights will get you to all the magical experiences you ever dreamed of doing on a holiday to New Zealand. What’s more, is you get to skip all the attraction check-in queues too!
4. Hotel pick up and drop off
GreatSights will even pick you up and drop you off from your hotel, at no extra charge. If you are using a day trip to get from one place to another on your journey through New Zealand, your luggage will of course be transferred with you door-to-door to your next destination.
5. Comfort and safety
No need to contend with navigating yourself on New Zealand’s tortuous roads. Sit back and enjoy wide windows, the elevation of the coaches and the unscripted, entertaining driver commentary, whilst you just relax knowing everything you planned has been taken care of. You can also travel with peace of mind knowing touring this way creates only a tiny fraction of the carbon footprint of other travel styles in New Zealand.