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Explore the beautiful city of Christchurch and its surrounds with GreatSights sightseeing day tours. Take a tour of the city's scenic highlights, visit a high country sheep station and go jet boating on an Alpine Safari Tour or see Lord of the Rings...more
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182 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent! Loved the commentaries by the drivers Bruce and Peter. Scenery was incredible... awesome day to remember!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank clp934
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Kia ora clp934, We're so glad you enjoyed the scenery and the commentary. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at GreatSights NZ

Reviewed 10 August 2018

The tour was late leaving Christchurch. We arrived early and were on the bus at 7:30, only for the driver to appear about 20 minutes later without any apology or introduction. This meant that we were rushed for the whole day. Rest stops were limited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David L
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Manager at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia ora David, I'm very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your day tour with us. Having received the emails you sent us and your booking agent, as well as this review, we have investigated your claims about the driver's behaviour with our operations...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Tom/Thomas a phenomenal driver/guide- he deserves a raise! 😁 Not only was Tom a very safe driver, he was so knowledgeable about places and sites the entire 12 hour journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. If I had driven myself I would have never learned about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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InterCityNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Kia ora Alice, Thank you for your lovely feedback. Tom is a wonderful driver, guide, host and singer! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed his personal touch to this day tour. Aren't the photo stops just amazing? I hope you were able to take some...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

There are lots of great reviews for this tour transfer by GreatSights: Wifi, toilets onboard wonderfully planned comfort/photo stops. The journey to Queenstown was filled with awesome sceneries, fresh air and gave us so many sights we won’t be able to see had we flown...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Xine139
InterCityNZ, other at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Kia ora Xine139, It's nice to hear you enjoyed your day tours with our South Island drivers! Aren't they great at what they do? And New Zealand's scenery is spectacular, you wouldn't want to miss out on that by flying between cities. Thanks for sharing...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A great way to get from Christchurch to Queenstown. The bus was on time for our Christchurch pickup. The first leg of our trip to Mt Cook was very enjoyable. it was made all the more interesting with the commentaries of our bus driver, Thomas....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank F0RE
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Kia ora F0RE, You're right, our day tour is a great way to travel between Queenstown and Christchurch and the many stops are great for taking pictures. Thanks for sharing, I'll make sure your feedback is passed on to Brian. All the best for your...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

A must see, the Glow worm caves. Most unusual, fascinating, a wonder of nature. The ride from Auckland is striking by itself.

Date of experience: December 2017
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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Kia ora Mithi, We agree, our Waitomo Caves tour is a must-do for any visitor to New Zealand. We're glad you enjoyed it! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The coach was on time. We were greeted warmly by the staff and driver. Bus was clean warm and comfortable. It offered free WiFi on board and USB charge ports. The driver was bubbly and knew everything about what he was talking about. Wherever we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Mike H
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Kia ora Mike, Thanks for sharing your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your day with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great driver, great stops, wonderful views, on time departures and arrivals. Enjoyed a relaxing day. If you are travelling by bus anyway I would recommend doing this rather than the direct route to Queenstown. Have done both, and this is far better

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LisaR6028
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Kia ora Lisa, Thanks for the great feedback, I agree a sightseeing trip is far better than a direct bus journey! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Left the central bus station in Christchurch on a Greatsughts bus 15 mins late around 7:45am as a few passengers were late but arrived Queenstown by 6:30 pm as scheduled. Stuart our driver was excellent, funny stories, informative geological facts about the glacier formations. Comfortable...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DeborahandAndy
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Kia ora Deborah and Andy, Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you enjoyed our Mount Cook tour! I'll pass on your feedback to driver Stuart. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a 3H trip, first the open top bus around the city and red bus tour to mona valle, from mona valle to sumner, and top of the mountain which overlooking the christchurch city. It was fine lovely day tour. Great spot for a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Uniceshellamae M
GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Kia ora, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

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Cost $125pp. Bought tickets at I-site (Information Centre) at central bus station in Christchurch CBD
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