Auckland Explorer Bus

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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
Minimum 1 Hour
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise pier
Food/Beverage Provided
We recommend guests wear comfortable clothing.
Guests must be able to step into and out of the bus. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored on a first come, first serve basis in the limited storage area.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 12 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsHop-on/Hop-offFebruary 06, 2018

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.

5 StarsGreat Way To See AuklandJanuary 21, 2018

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!

4 StarsA great way to see the cityJanuary 17, 2018

Reviewer: Sharon
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.

5 StarsAuckland,Australia november,2017December 23, 2017

Reviewer: Maya Shamis
Nice city,very good excursion.

4 StarsAuckland on and off busDecember 11, 2017

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.

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