Want to explore outside of Auckland? We recommend taking a day trip to Middle Earth with a stop on the way to see the glorious glow worms! Step on board your luxury GreatSights coach tour and visit the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland.
The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. During your guided tour, you’ll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life. After you’ve had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch – a delicious feast worthy of a true hobbit – outside the Green Dragon Inn in the Party Marquee.
Your next stop is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Set off on a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern.
After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland, returning in the early evening.
Travel to the heart of the Milford Sound an extraordinary tour. View the renowned fiord in all its natural splendour, surrounded by lucious rainforest, valleys carved out by glaciers, and stunning waterfalls.
As you travel from Queenstown or Te Anau into magnificent Fiordland National Park, the glass-roofed coach will provide breathtaking vistas along the way.
During the trip, your GreatSights coach driver will provide an amusing and educational commentary on this wonderful region of New Zealand.
The magnificent Eglinton Valley, flawless reflections in the Mirror Lakes, crystal-clear streams and cheeky kea (native parrots) at Monkey Creek, and gushing waterfalls at The Chasm are just a few of the scenic sights you’ll stop to photograph along the way.
After travelling through the Homer Tunnel, you’ll board a cruise vessel for a two-hour fiord trip.
Enjoy a picnic lunch as you sail through glacier-carved cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Admire the famed Mitre Peak’s magnificent profile while keeping a watch out for animals including seals, penguins, and dolphins. After your cruise, return to Queenstown or Te Anau via coach.