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Multiple departure times and locations available
Excellent value for money
Ideal choice for families
Fully narrated tour
Auckland is consistently ranked as one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world and Explorer Bus will take you on a journey of discovery through tree lined streets, picturesque beaches and the fashionable shopping districts of New Zealand's largest city.
Modern, glass roof, airconditioned double decker bus departs every 15 minutes* in summer and visit Auckland Museum, Sky City, Parnell Village, Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium , Auckland waterfront, Mount Eden, St Lukes Shopping Mall, Auckland Zoo an many more must see attractions. The first Explorer Bus departs from the Waterfront stop at 9am, with last bus returning 5pm.
An entertaining commentary is available in English with translated information sheets available in French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese and German.
Combine your Explorer Bus pass with a attraction combo and save! See the options available.
*Single and double decker buses operate. Frequency every 20min 1st April – 30th April and every 30min 1st May – Nov 30th
As you travel the loop, listen to a comprehensive audio commentary to learn more about the sights!
This excursion is located within a five-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Auckland. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour stops (Red Route):
Philips Corner/Princes Wharf
Bastion Point Lookout - Short walk to Mission Bay Beach and offers views of Hauraki Gulf and Waitemata Harbour
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium - Home to an extensive display of aquatic life and the largest penguin colony in captivity
Parnell Rose Gardens - Visit between October and April to see the blooms at their best!
Holy Trinity Cathedral - A place of worship, learning, art and architecture
Auckland Museum - Three expansive levels house the history of New Zealand within its walls
Parnell Village - Oldest suburb in New Zealand with great galleries, cafes, restaurants and charming boutique-style stores
Civic TheaterCorner - The main street of downtown Auckland and a short walk to the Auckland Art Gallery
Sky City and Sky Tower - See the city from a vantage point of 630 feet (192 meters) above street level, sky walk around the tower or sky jump if you dare!
Auckland Explorer Bus stops (Blue Route):
Winter Gardens - Beautiful glasshouses filled with exotic plants and flowers
Eden Gardens - Described as New Zealand's best kept secret, this garden is a delightful mix of art and craft gardening
Mt Eden - Auckland's highest point with great views overlooking the city and harbor
St Luke's Westfield Shopping Center - Auckland's largest shopping mall
Auckland Zoo - The largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand
Museum of Transport and Technology - Take an interactive journey and see how technology has shaped New Zealand
Hop-on hop-off tour
Enlight commentary on board
Free onboard WiFi
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Food and drinks
Not covered by 's worry-free policy
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge. Child prices are applicable for children aged 4 - 15 years
Timetables in Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and German
Philips Corner/Princes Wharf (more details on confirmation voucher)