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Awesome Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook one way tour

Tom/Thomas a phenomenal driver/guide- he deserves a raise! 😁 Not only was Tom a very safe driver... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alice C
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Great time on tour from Christchurch to Queenstown

There are lots of great reviews for this tour transfer by GreatSights: Wifi, toilets onboard... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Xine139
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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 filming locations on an Edoras Tour. Christchurch is also the ideal departure point for many other South Island sightseeing adventures such as Mount Cook, Queenstown or Dunedin.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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182 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed January 21, 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

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InterCityNZ, other at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 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

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Reviewed January 7, 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

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 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

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Reviewed December 14, 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.

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 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

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Reviewed June 3, 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

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 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

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Reviewed April 14, 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

Thank Lisa R
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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 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

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Reviewed March 31, 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

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 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

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Reviewed January 5, 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

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GreatSightsNZ, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 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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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

18 Nov 2016 : Took the 3 hour tour - 1 hour inner city tour on the opened-top bus and 2 hours on another without the open top. It was rainy, cold and windy on Thursday afternoon when we arrived but Lo and Behold! it...More

Thank Eve J
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GreatSightsDayTours, Marketing Coordinator at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2016

Kia ora Eve, We love hearing positive feedback from passengers who enjoyed their tour and we're proud of the service our friendly and informative staff provide. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This tour is great! I have an hr max attention span before I get bored so this tour was perfect. The driver/guide is extremely knowledgeable and his commentary is pitched at just the right level. We saw/heard enough to then do a bit more exploring...More

Thank Helen G
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Amy_Cooper_NZ, Marketing team at GreatSights, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Kia ora Jonesy, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your day tour! I'm glad it hit just the right spot to keep you entertained and informed. All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at GreatSights

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