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Service Information:   Effective from: 01 Mar 18 - Daily bus/coach services are operating between Christchurch and Kaikoura. Direct bus/coach services between Kaikoura, Blenheim Picton and Nelson and combined bus/coach and ferry services between Kaikoura and Wellington are operating
Great Sights

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(Fares are in NZ$)


Great Sights CoachGreat Sights operates a nationwide network of scenic coach and touring services, using a fleet of modern luxury touring coaches, with daily departures aimed at the independent traveller who wants premier coach scenic travel and touring combined with absolute flexibility, making Great Sights a perfect transport options for independent travellers

All coaches are fully equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats with foot and head rests, onboard washroom/toilet facilities, video and multi-lingual commentary (Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish on selected tours).

Great Sights nationwide network of day sightseeing tours, takes in New Zealand's leading tourism destinations in New Zealand including Paihia and the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Milford Sound.

Great Sights Milford Sound coaches feature glass roofs to ensure clear and unrivalled viewing of New Zealand's incredible scenery.

Great Sights North and South Island scenic coach and sightseeing tour services, has regular connections to InterCity Coachlines inter-regional and national bus and coach network in Auckland, Paihia (Bay of Islands), Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown to over 130 daily regional and long distance bus, coach services including the TranzAlpine train and and inter-island ferry services between the North and South Islands, to more than 500 destinations throughout New Zealand - 365 days a year.

With InterCity Coachlines and Great Sights integrated online fare, seat availability and reservation system, you can search for departure times, fares and make instant confirmation reservations for all InterCity and Great Sights bus, coach and sightseeing services through out New Zealand. 

Great Sights CoachWhen using the online fare, seat availability reservation system, Great Sights services are identified as 'GS'.

Reservations can be made with drop off options at Christchurch International Airport on northbound Great Sights services from Queenstown, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, or Mt Cook to Christchurch, by typing or selecting 'Christchurch Airport' in 'To' field of the Fare Finder, as your drop off location. 

You can travel on Great Sights services with your 'Book As You Go' bus and ferry pass on Great Sights national coach network plus the combined bus and coach networks of InterCity and Newmans Coachlines.

With a 'Book As You Go' bus and ferry pass, you can travel at your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines national network and Great Sights scenic coach and sightseeing tour services. All passes are sold in blocks of travel 'Hours' or choose from a range of pre-planned travel scenic journeys, allowing you to travel on regular InterCity bus/coach services and Great Sights scenic coach and sightseeing services in any direction as many times as your hours allow for up to 12 months from date of first travel.

If you experience any problems in making your reservation/s or would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation for you, please do not hesitate to contact our Travel Centre team.