Explorer Bus 24-Hour Ticket and Museum

Price: $53.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration24 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approxiamtely 5 to 10-minute walk from the Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to step up onto and off the bus. Foldup wheelchairs can be stored based on a first come basis in the limited storage area with advance notice. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites, as well as steep curbs in some areas.

Calling all history buffs! Immerse yourself in New Zealand's past as you explore the 3-level Auckland War Memorial Museum. Walkthrough the exhibitions that recount the emergence of the nation through war, as well as its natural history.

Your journey begins when you board the Explorer Bus Blue Tour at the waterfront and take a short ride out to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Built-in 1929, this city highlight houses 3 levels of magnificent galleries showcasing Maori and Pacific Island treasures as well as countless historical and war exhibits, including an interactive display that allows you to read letters from the front lines during World War II.

Visit the museum's award-winning discovery centre guaranteed to bring a smile to children of all ages, then experience Maori culture through a riveting song and dance performance. Take a break with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in the cafe or browse the museum store.

The Explorer Bus Blue Tour is a hop on-hop off double-decker tour equipped with a PA system providing GPS commentary that follows a 60 minute circuit to Auckland's main attractions including Eden Garden, Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Sky Tower, and Sky City Center. You 24-hour Explorer Bus provides transportation to and from the pier to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and entrance fees, as well as additional sightseeing options. This 3-hour cultural tour is perfect for families and those who are first-time visitors to Auckland. Reserve your seat today.