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Address: 99 Quay Street | Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 367 9111
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Description: Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland with...
Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland with our 1½ hour scenic tour of the island, plus unlimited bus travel for the rest of the day. It’s a great way to make the most of a day trip to Waiheke, offering you flexible and cost effective transport, while introducing you to the island's best sights.
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After a 40 min Ferry ride across the beautiful Bay, you are met by a friendly Local tour guide, who then gives a very intensive commentary on the Islands History, during the aprox... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This proved to be excellent value, with an hour and a half tour, plus ferry trip, plus access to the bus service for the rest of the day. The only down side was the tour guide, who whilst humorous at times, spent most of the time telling and passengers speaking to shush, it felt a little awkward.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a 40 min Ferry ride across the beautiful Bay, you are met by a friendly Local tour guide, who then gives a very intensive commentary on the Islands History, during the aprox 11/2 hr bus journey.

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England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We purchased a combination ticket which gave us a return ferry crossing and a tour round the island. We were then able to use an all day bus ticket to revisit some of the places we liked. Good value for the day. The buses meet and take you back to the ferries in good time. Both buses and ferries were... More 

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Forster, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Excellent, entertaining & informative guide, good places visited, lunch wine tasting etc. Easy paced and not expensive. The trip over on the ferry was also interesting.The guide we had at the winery was not that knowledgeable about wines as he thought he was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Booked this tour for my family for a short trip during the holidays. Had a lovely time on the cruise to Waiheke Island about 35 minutes boat ride. Then got off at the port and got on the Tour bus at the allocated time (the time on the ticket for the tour did confuse me for awhile). The tour bus... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We booked this on arrival into Auckland(arrived by cruise ship). The cost to purchase direct with Fullers Cruises was Much better value than on the ship..We thoroughly enjoyed the day, the trip to the island was a very pleasant 40minute cruise. We were met on arrival & driven around the island in a very comfortable coach. The commentary was very... More 

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West Linton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We simply used the ferry to get to Waiheke and walked around as much as we could do prior to catching a later return ferry. The island offers guided wine tours but we preferred to do our own thing and enjoy the tranquility as well as the beautiful cove scenery.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Just a short 35 minute boat trip from Auckland, we were on the gorgeous Waiheke Island and ready to tour some of the highlights. The driver/tour guide was excellent - dry humour and very knowledgeable! I cannot remember his name but he had a beard and grey hair. After the tour we were left to explore the island on our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Rob was our tour guide and it was obvious he loved the island by the way he spoke. He was informative, friendly and extremely helpful. Even hours later when the tour had ended and we were still on the island he remembered us. He asked us how our day had been and as we were coming from the beach in... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We booked the explorer tour so that we could get an overall view of the island and the way of life. It is a good way to orientate yourself and then use the all day bus pass to go back to somewhere you want to explore more in depth. However, the day was somewhat marred by the commentary by our... More 

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