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Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry

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Overview
An Auckland hop-on hop-off bus tour provides all the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transport and on-board audio commentary—with the flexibility of independent travel. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, and there are two different bus routes, covering top attractions such as Mt Eden, Auckland Zoo, Sky Tower, Princes Wharf, Bastion Point, and Parnell Village.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off Auckland transport by double-decker bus
  • Two different bus routes covering all the most popular sights
  • On-board audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Buses depart regularly throughout the day: less time waiting means more sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the bus stops (see Itinerary) to validate your 24- or 48-hour ticket, and then hop aboard one of the double-decker sightseeing buses. Your tickets offer access to both the Red Circle and Blue Circle bus routes, and buses leave regularly based on a seasonal schedule. Each circuit takes around one hour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, or SEA LIFE Aquarium; admire the views from Bastion Point Lookout, Sky Tower, or Mt Eden; or take a stroll around Parnell Rose Park Gardens or the Winter Gardens. Upgrade to a museum or attraction combination pass, which includes admission to select sites across the route. While on the bus, plug in your headphones and listen to the on-board audio commentary, which points out the main attractions along the way and offers background history and fun facts to help you learn more about the city.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A child fares apply for ages 5 to 14 years (children aged 0-4 travel free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
608Reviews
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By: Auckland Explorer Bus
Jimlanman
7961
Can be very good for seeing the city
We went there first thing when they start - 9 am – to have enough time. The site says it takes an hour to do each
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Katco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
280171
Efficient and friendly
This is a good hop on hop off service spanning all the major sites within Auckland. We were on a cruise around
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CLCCalifornia
4534
Worth doing to catch the sights
Auckland is a spead out city. The explorer bus is a convenient way to visit the different neighborhoods and
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Linda T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
102
Auckland hop on & off
We enjoyed our trip...weather was hot..views absolutely stupendous around the bay. Because of road works,we
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V4273OHdavidl
Seattle, Washington
256
Good way to see city
We appreciated the organized, efficient way to see the city in a relatively short time. It’s a fun city to visit.
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paulrU3860WQ
Southampton, United Kingdom
349
Not the best Bus tour!
The disparity between the Viator instructions and the Explorer instructions were significant. Only book with
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OCkids
Orange County, California
184
Very bad service, stay away from that company
Like some others, I was also misled by good reviews. My recent experience with that service was a disaster. We got
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dann262
Peoria, Arizona
243
This city tour is worth the time and money
We hoped on but didn't hope off, electing to traverse the full route in a little over two hours. We enjoyed the
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Franziska J
43
Desaster
I had to wait for ages and the reviews for this company were so much better than for the other hip on hop off bus
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Carl L
132
A great way to see the city
Yes I bought a 25 hour ticket for the bus. It was different from the bus in Sydney in that the sound system wasn't
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Key Details
  • SkyTower, Viaduct Basin, and 22 more
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