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Address: Ferry Building | Sky City, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 439 756
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Auckland Explorer Bus is a HOP ON HOP OFF sightseeing tour visiting...
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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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A good overview of a lovely city

At NZ$45 for a one-day ticket or NZ$75 for 2 days, used consecutively, you get 2 routes: the red route and the blue route which interchange at Auckland Museum. Some buses are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love Hop On Hop Off tours as they are a great way to familiarise yourself with a city. However in Auckland in the winter season they do not start until 10 a.m. and the last bus is about 3.30 p.m. I paid A$45 but only managed one hop off. I could not stay at any of the gardens or... More 

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North Tustin, CA
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141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The tours were good and the spots they hit were too. A few stops you could enjoy what was there then have a long wait for next bus. We were there in April so the buses ran every hour rather than every half hour. On the red line it may be easier to walk to another spot than wait for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Had it not been Easter weekend we would have saved nearly $90 and not done the tour!! The commentary was from a prerecorded CD and was poor "on your left-the hospital"-built by who and when? All the sights can be reached via local buses(many with onboard location screens) from Britomart Transport Hub. If you have a good guidebook you won't... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

At NZ$45 for a one-day ticket or NZ$75 for 2 days, used consecutively, you get 2 routes: the red route and the blue route which interchange at Auckland Museum. Some buses are double deckers but are not open-air so while you won't get wet if it rains, you will be taking photos through glass unless you get off at a... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The tickets for this hop on hop off service were NZD45.00 per person but for that you got two routes, the red and blue routes, which interchanged at the Auckland Museum. The commentary is pre recorded, which is fine, and both routes are very good. They advise hopping off to visit attractions as you go rather than doing a complete... More 

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usa
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148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Took this tour when other options were not open (Boxing Day) and should have gone earlier in the day. A bit pricy for only the hour or so it takes to complete the circuit. Drivers are courteous and helpful, and we actually were given a discount for it being later in the day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Auckland is a beautiful city and we saw a lot of it with the Explorer Hop On Hop Off bus. $45 for an all day pass with 15 stops. The city is beautifully set out and you won’t run out of things to see. There is the red and blue circles with interchanges at Auckland Museum that covers the highlights... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The buses are not fitted for tourists. They use normal buses (clean, new) but don't have open tops, and most of the windows don't open, which makes taking good pictures on the move very difficult. The guide is only in English.

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Melbourne
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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63 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Additional Information about Auckland Explorer Bus

Address: Address: Ferry Building | Sky City, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 439 756
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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