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Explorer Bus 48-Hour Ticket

Price: $39.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
Explorer Bus 48-Hour Ticket
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Explore Auckland's top attractions on your own time frame with a 48-hour bus pass that includes a free return Devonport ferry ticket.

Your ticket offers you access to both the Red and Blue routes with double-decker buses departing regularly on a seasonal schedule. From October 01st thru April 20th departures occur every 20 minutes from all stops; May 01st through September 30th departures occur every 30 minutes from all stops.

The two different bus routes cover top attractions catering to nature lovers and history buffs such as, Mt Eden (dominated by a volcanic peak also known as Maungawhau, with hiking and jogging trails leading to views over the Hauraki Gul), Sky Tower (a telecommunications and observation tower), Te Wao Nui -- The Living Realm at Auckland Zoo (six zones that reflect the distinctly different landscapes of New Zealand), Auckland Museum (one of New Zealand's most famous museums and war memorials), Bastion Point (site of protests by Maori against forced land alienation by pākehā (white New Zealanders) in the late 1970s), Parnell Rose Gardens (a beautifully kept rose garden in the district of Parnell), Mt Eden Gardens (5.5 acre award-winning garden on the side of Mt Eden; collections include perennials, vireyas, camellias, bromeliads, and native New Zealand plants), and many more.

Wi-Fi is available while onboard the yellow double-decker branded buses. Take a few minutes to connect with family and friends or download your amazing photos to your social media sites.

Along with the top attractions, the bus regularly stops at the following sites each offering their unique bit of awesomeness: Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's (sea life aquarium), Bastion Point Lookout (offering scenic views of downtown Auckland), Holy Trinity Cathedral (Anglican place of worship), Wintergardens (a Victorian-style glasshouse acting as an atrium), Westfield St. Luke's (one of the big three shopping centers in the western suburbs of Auckland), MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology), Queen Street (major commercial thoroughfare in Auckland), and Sky City (casino and event center).

The freedom to access each of these locations is easy and straightforward with the Auckland Explorer Bus, 48-hour ticket. Don't wait a minute longer. Buy your tickets today and have the essential sites of Auckland at your fingertips.

Please Note: There are two bus routes (Red Tour and Blue Tour). Each route takes approximately 1 hour to complete non-stop.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
48 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10-minute walk from the Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
None Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Guests 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. 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.
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