Auckland Explorer Bus
Sale Price: $45.00
The Hop On/Hop Off system enables you to spend the day visiting the places of interest to you, spending as much time as you like at the various attractions, and then rejoining the circuit and travelling to the next place you find of interest. It's a fun and easy way to experience Auckland City. A comprehensive commentary as you travel around provides an interesting overview of the city.
On this excursion the buses travel a scenic route, stopping at all the top Auckland attractions where you can hop off and explore at your own pace. The buses travel the circuit all day; when you wish to move to the next attraction you simply return to the stop where you got off and hop on the next bus.
The attractions are varied and interesting, with something for everyone. You can visit Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. Travel on the moving walkway through an amazing underwater world, and ride a snow cat through the ice enclosure to view the penguins. Also on the circuit is the stunning Auckland Museum, a must for visitors to Auckland to learn the story of New Zealand's uniquely ancient natural history and Maori culture. Parnell Village is also a very popular area to visit, with beautiful, old period houses that have been transformed into charming boutique-style stores. Sky City contains a casino, and the Sky Tower offers breathtaking views of up to 50 miles in every direction. There are beautiful gardens on the circuit for garden lovers, shopping streets and malls for those who enjoy meandering through the shops, and the Auckland Zoo, which is one of the best in the world. You can visit lookout points such as Bastion Point, with stunning views of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, and Mt. Eden, an extinct volcano and Auckland's highest point. The day is yours to explore and enjoy this beautiful city.
Please note: From October to March the buses operate from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From April to September the buses operate from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a transfer tour. Tour does not drop off at the airport. Tour vehicle cannot accommodate luggage.
Reviewer: Joan Lepage
We had a two ticket which meant we were able to really get a good overview of the city. Found it informative and their earphones were working fine.
Reviewer: Larry Starcevich
My husband and I were patting each other on the back for choosing this tour as it was a perfect way to see the overall sights in Auckland. Our driver was not only a tour guide but a historian as well as a comedian as he pointed out different sights and the history behind them. We made a number of stops that required small strolls or hikes to panoramic views of the city, enjoyed some time in beautiful rose gardens, plus meandered throughout the city taking in the local flavor. Coming from a cruise ship where we had done a number of "walking tours" at different ports the Auckland Explorer Bus Tour allowed us to kick back and relax!
We thought was an easy way to get a feel of the city. We were then able to choose where we wanted to spend more time. The only negative is the bus did not have a record of our purchase and we had to repurchase our tickets.
Reviewer: Maya Shamis
Nice city,very good excursion.
Reviewer: Maria Coruzzi
Very convenient service and a quick view of Auckland. We wanted a shopping centre and were directed to another free service to St Luke’s Westfield. Happy with this service.