The best reasons to travel New Zealand by coach

How are you planning to get around New Zealand and see its breathtaking scenery? Here are the top reasons to choose coach travel for your holiday.

How are you planning to get around New Zealand and see its breathtaking scenery? Here are the top reasons to explore with a sightseeing day tour.

See the best of New Zealand

From glowworm caves and shooting geysers to stunning Lord of the Rings scenery and icy glaciers, you can experience all aspects of New Zealand’s natural wonders and unique culture on a sightseeing tour.

Get the lie of the land with a city sightseeing tour, sample local food and wine, get up close to native wildlife or even swim with dolphins.

Stress-free, hassle-free travel

Everything is taken care of when you travel by coach tour. 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, so you don't have to worry about finding your way.

Responsible Tourism

Transport in New Zealand is one of the main contributors to our carbon footprint. Most of it is generated by cars or other rental vehicles. Independent assessments indicate that a visitor to New Zealand will create a 90% lower carbon footprint if they use shared transport services than if they drive themselves in a modern 2.0 litre rental car.

By travelling on a sightseeing tour coach, you can lower your carbon footprint and ensure New Zealand’s natural wonders will be preserved for future visitors.

Local driver guides

When you travel on a coach tour, the driver doesn't just get you from A to B. He or she will also be a passionate local, who will enliven your experience with entertaining and informative commentary and a personal touch. Get ready for a fantastic day with your driver as your guide.

Multi-lingual commentary

If English isn't your first language, you can still enjoy the tour experience. GPS operated multi-lingual commentary in Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish is available on most GreatSights tours. Selected tours also have a Japanese-speaking guide available.

See New Zealand in comfort

When you travel with GreatSights you’re travelling on our modern fleet of luxury low-emission coaches, specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand. All GreatSights coaches are fully equipped with free wifi, air conditioning, reclining seats and washroom facilities. Our Milford Sound coaches feature glass roofs to ensure clear and unrivalled viewing of New Zealand’s incredible scenery.

Flexible tour options

It's easy to fit a sightseeing tour into your New Zealand itinerary, with full-day and half-day tour options available in most locations. All tours depart daily with 24 hour reservations available, making it easy to find and book a GreatSights tour that fits your itinerary. Many tours allow you to customise your experience with one-way or return options, as well as add-ons like buffet lunches and scenic flights.

New Zealand’s premier sightseeing network

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 including the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Milford Sound.

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