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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Certain seats on the vehicle will remain empty for distancing, you are required to provide your details at check in for contact tracing. We are following the guidelines and precautions set by the New Zealand Government.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
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Linda C wrote a review Jul 2020
Moorpark, California1,012 contribution505 helpful votes
Well run buses of this type are always a great way to get an introduction to a city, especially when one has limited time. This was one of the better run Hop-ons. Unfortunately a situation beyond their control (major roadwork) made getting to the first stop challenging and a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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srjh wrote a review Apr 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida191 contributions74 helpful votes
To be fair, we took this bus just as COVID 19 restrictions were going into place. Buses weren't running nearly as often as advertised, which we totally understood. It just would have been helpful if they had updated their website and/or phone information line. The bus went
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Kia Ora srjh, Thank you for sharing your experience on our Explorer Bus. I will forward your review to our operations team so they can check the website. All the best for your future travel plans, Jerome and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus
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BruceSheree W wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia180 contributions53 helpful votes
Hop on Hop off buses are a great way to see the highlights of a city and this was no different. Auckland is undergoing some major renovation/roadworks of the foreshore and so the bus could not go down to this area - but the renos will be great when completed. We had a very
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Kia Ora sheree59, Thank you so much for choosing to hop on our bus to see the best that Auckland has to offer! We hope to see you onboard again soon. All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus
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vschminke wrote a review Mar 2020
Linndale, Ohio84 contributions15 helpful votes
Enjoyed getting an overview of and information about the city of Auckland after arriving on an international flight and too tired to walk about much. The ferry was a beautiful ride as well. In fact, I left my backpack at the terminal on the island and just hopped back on to go
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Kia Ora vschminke, Thank you so much for choosing to hop on our bus to see the best that Auckland has to offer! We hope to see you onboard again soon. All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus
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Lesley B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great way of seeing the city and surrounding areas of Auckland and good value for money. Comfortable buses and very informative audio.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Kia Ora Lesley B, It's great to know you enjoyed the tour around Auckland and we appreciate you took the time to share your positive feedback. All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at Explorer Bus
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Oldie1958
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Good value way to see many key sites
We only had time for a 1-day pass (I would recommend getting a 2-day ticket but enjoyed the knowledgeable commentar
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Wilyfox68
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Covers the highlights
If you're only in a city for one day these sort of buses are a great way to see the highlights and this didn't disa
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timholiday50
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Auckland Explorer plus Waiheke Island
This is one of the best hop - on hop - off buses that I have ever used. For an small fee I was able to add Waiheke
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colleenr845
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Comfortable bus to See more of Auckland
The bus was comfortable and the staff were great. The only trouble we had was when the bus changed from the Blue li
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CazCD
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Perfect inexpensive way to get around Auckland
We decided to use a hop on hop off bus to maximise what we could see in a day visit to Auckland. And it worked grea
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Kristarth
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Well organised and comfortable ride
We were a bit nervous after reading some of the reviews but this was all unfounded as we thoroughly enjoyed this tr
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DJNKSingapore
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24 hour??
It's a convenient way to see parts of the city but we were amazed/puzzled that the service ended at 4.30pm - so whe
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travelingauntie70
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around Auckland
Auckland is very hilly, tuff walking around, this was perfect to give an overview of the city, and where to go afte
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Jimlanman
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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 l
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CLCCalifornia
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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 experi
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Linda T
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Auckland hop on & off
We enjoyed our trip...weather was hot..views absolutely stupendous around the bay. Because of road works,we weren'
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V4273OHdavidl
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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
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Not the best Bus tour!
The disparity between the Viator instructions and the Explorer instructions were significant. Only book with Viator
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Franziska J
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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 s
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sfantauzzo
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Nothing Special Here
We normally do Hop on - Hop offs when we arrive to a new city as a convenient way of getting around and familiarizi
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Key Details
  • SkyTower, Auckland Museum, and 6 more
  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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