Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry

Duration: 1 day
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland

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  • 1 day
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Experience the best things to see in Auckland with a 24-hour hop on hop off bus ticket! Enjoy exploring Auckland at your own pace on two different tour routes, each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Discover the historic suburb of Devonport, tree lined streets, picturesque beaches and fashionable shopping districts. With a complimentary return ferry ride from downtown, the Auckland Explorer Bus is a great way to navigate your way around New Zealand’s largest city.


Red Tour

Route Duration: 1 day

Stops on the Red Tour:
  • Viaduct Basin - Corner of Hobson Street & Quay Street, under Philips sign
  • 15 Hapimana Street - Bastion Point Lookout
  • 23 Tamaki Drive - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
  • 85 Gladstone Road - Parnell Rose Gardens
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • 279 Parnell Road
  • 227 Queen Street
  • SkyCity Auckland
Attractions on the Red Tour:

SkyTower / Auckland Museum / Hauraki Gulf / Holy Trinity Cathedral / Bastion Point / Princes Wharf

Operates: First bus departs at 9:00am and last bus departs at 4.00pm October - April, buses have a 20 minute frequency May - September, buses have a 30 minute frequency

Bus Tour

Route Duration: 1 day

Stops on the Bus Tour :
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - Interchange for Red & Blue tours
  • Kiosk Road - Wintergardens
  • 24 Omana Avenue - Eden Garden
  • Walt's Real Fruit Ice Cream - Mount Eden / Maugawhau
  • Westfield St Lukes
  • Auckland Zoo
  • Great North Rd/MOTAT
Attractions on the Bus Tour :

Eden Park / Western Springs Lakeside Park

Operates: First bus departs at 9:30am and last bus departs at 3.30pm October - April, buses have a 20 minute frequency May - September, buses have a 30 minute frequency

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A child fares apply for ages 5 to 14 years (children aged 0-4 travel free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Voucher info

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.


1 day

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Diane H

02 Dec, 2019

I used the Auckland Explorer Bus last month, and was really happy with it. It was great value, and I loved the free Ferry Ticket to Devonport. The drivers were all courteous and friendly, and the service ran to time, most of the time. I would recommend this if you need to do some exploring.


22 Nov, 2019

Enjoyed the Hop-on Hop-off tour of Auckland very much. We took the 48 hour pass with the Sky Tower and Aquarium entry. Those were both great and we also took the round trip ferry ride. The buses were very clean and the audio description of the sites was very interesting.
The only problem was the very heavy traffic in downtown Auckland which is not the problem of the HoHo company.

Brian H

11 Nov, 2019

Excellent and cost efficient way to see Auckland, or any other city, when you are visiting for such a short period of time. With only one day in port, the Hop On Hop Off Bus is the only way to maximise what you see in a limited time. The free Ferry to Devonport was an added bonus. It was an excellent experience, and thoroughly recommended. We often use Hop On Hop Off buses on our cruise holidays.

June D C

05 Nov, 2019

This tour was particularly great as it was pouring rain when we took it. The bus allowed us to get a good overview of city without getting wet.
Bus driver was very clear about changes from red to blue line and we saw a lot from the bus. Best part was the ferry being included, as when it stopped raining we took that to Devonshire. All so easy and enjoyable.


28 Aug, 2019

Driver came on time but they run only until 4:30PM. Fortunately the ferry ticket to Devonport was available until the next day and we were lucky to be able to visit beautiful town of Devonport.

User's Picture Gallery


Larnach castle,Dunedi D


My feet at the top of the tower


Skyline from Devenport


At the bottom of Sky tower


Auckland yacht marina.


Charming Parnell Village


Museum of Transportation and Technology


Auckland Museum


Sky City tower




Lelia and Chuck At Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium


Great way to see the city! Get the two day bus pass!

View from the hop on hop off bus


le voilier

notre voilier dans le port d'Auckland


en bus

dans le fond du car personne autours en train de téléphoner très bas sur viber en France et le touriste était placé au début du car et il est venu m'agonir de sottises


Maori's world !!

Great tribal traditions !!!!


Wonderful day

The nice driver took for me


Hop On Hop Off Bus Auckland

Taken at start of tour Queen street wharf.


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Auckland Harbour



Auckland Museum


Sky Tower, Auckland

The Sky Tower from the bus on a beautiful clear Auckland day.


Auckland Sky Tower

Start here for a great view of the city and surrounds.


All aboard!

Hold the bus!!!


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