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Auckland Explorer Bus

Ferry Building | Sky City, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
0800 439 756
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Ranked #52 of 120 Activities in Auckland
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Type: Bus tours
Description: The Auckland Explorer Bus is a HOP ON HOP OFF sightseeing tour visiting Auckland's big 14 attractions, with full commentary.
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Melbourne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Explorer Hop on Hop Off Bus was a great option to get a quick overview of Auckland and plan longer excursions - as with all HOHO buses. It was on time and the dialogue wasn't constant but informative. Clear explanation of the two routes (blue and orange), timing and timetables were given. We found the bus a great option... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Explorer Hop on Hop off tour was not what we expected, as it seemed we spent more time going through residential areas instead of seeing the sights. While the buses were on time, the narrative of the sites was not very informative. Compared with other Hop on Hop off tours in other cities, we would rate this on the... More

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adelaide
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As we were struck with pouring weather, we thought we would pass the time on the HOHO. In winter it only runs hourly and starts at 10 finishes at 4, so planning is a must. As we were on the Link bus, we realised we had missed the first bus out, so we quickly planned to stay on the Link... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had 1/2 day before our flight back to USA. The Information booth suggested the Bus.. Price was $ 40 NZD. Commentary was weak and because of trees and large bushes not much could be seen even from the double deck bus for 1/2 of route and regular bus for blue route. If you have time and will be stopping at... More

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Seattle
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were in town really for one day and only had a couple of hours. This was a great way to get that overview. What I really appreciated was the one hour version in which you weren't allowed to get off /on the bus but was about half the cost. I don't see this option very often on a hop... More

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Canberra
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This hop on hop off bus was very popular which meant it was also very crowded. We wanted to sit up top of the double decker bus as is advertised but found it difficult to do so because of the crowds. If you had time to work out the public transport bus routes it would be significantly cheaper.

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Nambucca Heads
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a wonderful service if you have limited time and want to see the main sites of Auckland. It stops at 9+ sites and picks up approx. every 30 minutes. Modern double-decker bus, very comfortable. It has a very informative pre-recorded commentary on all the sites to be visited and you can get off/on at any time within the... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The bus' stops were solid and commentary was good as well but there are two lines. One comes every half hour. The other every hour! I'm used to hop ons and offs coming every 15-20 mins. It seriously cut down our tour time and limited the places we could see. Especially since the buses stop at 4:30. This is a... More

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a great way to see Auckland without the problems of trying to find your way in a city you don't know. We did both the Red and Blue bus and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being able to get on and off as we pleased was great. Great value for money.

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A reliable & enjoyable way to see the city if you have limited time. Accurate time tables and knowledgeable & helpful drivers plus you can buy the ticket direct on the bus if you have cash. Highly recommend. NB Eden Park Gardens (one of the stops) was stunning :-D

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