Tours and Cruises
GreatSights provides the most comprehensive range of premium day sightseeing tours in New Zealand. There are over 50 tours on offer to the most iconic destinations across the country, including the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves, Milford Sound, Mt Cook and Queenstown. GreatSights journeys take place on board premium coaches with multi-lingual commentary and complimentary hotel transfers.
Fullers GreatSights proudly showcases the Bay of Islands and Northland through a variety of tours andcruises. Through cruises such as the Hole in the Rock Trip and The Cream Trip, visitors can explore the Bay’s 144 idyllic islands and see wildlife such as dolphins, whales and birds. Tour destinations include stunning clifftop scenery and an expansive strand at Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach, the historic site at Waitangi, caves and kauri forest in the Hokianga, the quaint town of Russell and boutique Kerikeri.
Gray Line takes visitors to renowned destinations and amazing attractions around New Zealand in the comfort of premium touring coaches, with friendly, experienced driver/guides. Tours include alpine region adventures, attraction-packed city experiences, moving cultural interactions and relaxed island cruising.
awesomeNZ offers intrepid, deeply rewarding travel experiences, with coach and cruise tours for Milford Sound, a the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, and experiences for the beautiful Bay of Islands and the tallest peak in the Southern Alps and New Zealand – Mt Cook. Passionate local guides share stories about New Zealand’s people, history and culture.
Auckland Explorer Bus
Auckland Explorer Bus is the city’s original hop on, hop off sightseeing tour company – it’s the perfect way to explore all of Auckland’s top attractions and enjoy interesting commentary and friendly service along the way. Among the attractions are the Sky Tower, Auckland Museum, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium, Auckland Zoo and Mt Eden, and every pass includes a Devonport Ferry ticket.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari hosts thousands of guests every year aboard the 20 metre catamaran Dolphin Explorer, with daily 4.5-hour cruises departing from the city’s Viaduct Harbour. Guests encounter New Zealand marine wildlife, including Bryde’s whales, dolphins, orcas, seals and rare seabirds. Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari has over 18 years history of actively supporting marine mammal research.
Spirit of Cairns
Offering waterside dining and catering for functions and events, Spirit of Cairns is a 26 metre luxury sailing catamaran. It hosts dinner cruises seven nights per week, Sunday lunch cruises, as well as functions, business events and conferences, incentive market gatherings and weddings.
Snorkel and Scuba
Tusa Dive has more than 30 years’ experience operating dive and snorkel tours from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef and beyond to the Coral Sea. The friendly and professional team provides an intimate, small group guided experience of the Great Barrier Reef aboard a modern and well-equipped vessel.
Divers Den has been offering tours to the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns and Port Douglas for over 40 years, and provides day and overnight experience diver training from a purpose-built five star Career Development and Dive Training Centre in Cairns.
Spirit of Freedom
Spirit of Freedom is Australia’s premier liveaboard diving provider, offering tours to remote and iconic destinations. Trips include three days at the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, four days at the Coral Sea, Minke whale trips and special expeditions to new and rarely visited locations on the Great Barrier Reef and beyond.
Frankland Islands Reef Cruises
Frankland Islands Reef Cruises holds an exclusive commercial access permit to visit the Frankland Islands National Park, with visitor numbers capped at 100 per day. Tours depart Cairns daily and include return sightseeing coach transfers before boarding the 30m Turtle Islander for a relaxing cruise along the Mulgrave River and the shortest crossing to the Great Barrier Reef at just 30 minutes. Visitors then spend the day snorkelling, diving and exploring Normanby Island with a marine biologist.
Intercity is New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network, connecting people, places and experiences nationwide. Together with our premium day tours business GreatSights, it has a network of more than 600 destinations around the country, with over 130 services each day. Among its services are InterCity GOLD premium seats, Intercity SLEEPER overnight journeys between Auckland and Wellington, and hours-based touring passes Flexipass and Travelpass.
Skip is the North Island bus express which goes between 11 places, including Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Wellington. It offers low cost rides on comfortable, bright blue and orange buses that have free WiFi.
Tourist Information Centres
Can be found in 4 handy locations across Cairns and Port Douglas and provide free advice and information for visitors to the region.