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Fullers Waiheke Explorer Tour

Address: Pier 1, Ferry Terminal, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 367 9111
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Owner description: Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland with our 1½ hour scenic tour of...
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Owner description: 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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Worthington, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This tour is a nice post-cruise option. We disembarked from our cruise ship, got a taxi to our hotel to drop off our luggage, walked the easy walk back down to the wharf, and bought tickets for Fullers Waiheke Explorer Tour. A nice bonus was that we had priority boarding on the ferry. It was a beautiful morning, so we... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We looked closely at the options for our day trip on Waiheke...and decided the best value for what we wanted to do was the Fullers Explorer Ticket. We had a great time and visited the Te Motu vineyard (reviewed elsewhere). Waiheke is a great day excursion for anyone visiting New Zealand and there are many options and many prices!. However,... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Make sure that if you can spare a day while visiting Auckland, that you go out to Waiheke Island. It is lovely, with great restaurants and beaches. Well worth the visit.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I will admit I was somewhat hesitant about going on this trip, but ended up absolutely loving it. Super-easy logistics between ferry and bus. It was a summer Saturday so the tour was full, people from all over the world. Our guide, Nathan, was fantastic -- great sense of humor, tremendous local knowledge, and just very down-to-earth and engaging (not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We did this trip because it gave us a feel for the island, and you can hop off and visit some of the wineries on the way back.The driver was very informative..and very skilful as the roads are not really meant for buses!Then we had lunch in Oneroa and a look around the quaint shops before heading back for the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Took trip to Waiheke Island. Caught the 10.00 am First thing to avoid is days when cruise ships are in harbour and people let off for good behaviour as ferry is inundated...and decided to do my own thing away from the crowds...but buses also very busy. The Island is nothing special there's a nice walk around parts and some nice... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had a great trip on the Explorer across to Waiheke. Met Grant the bus driver who is amazing, looks after you so well. Goes above and beyond a real gem!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We caught the 10:00 am ferry from Downtown Auckland and by 11:00 am we were on our way round the island on an oldish but comfortable bus. Our driver was knowledgeable as well as entertaining and stopped a few times at some beautiful viewpoints so we could take photos. We had a longer stop at Charlie Farley's for washrooms and... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Catch the Fuller's ferry across to Waieke. Buy the ferry ticket with the one day unlimited bus ticket so you can go wherever you want to. A beautiful swimming beach is at Onetangi. It's very safe for the whole family.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

So if sitting on a packed, baking hot bus and rattling round a couple of places on the island, then this is the tour for you. Personally I would hire a car or take my own next time. Also the woman who took the booking on Fullers' phone line was bloody rude.

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FullersGroupLtd, Manager at Fullers Waiheke Explorer Tour, responded to this review

Hi I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience on the Waiheke Explorer Tour and when making this tour booking over the phone. Can you please email more details, particularly of your experiences with making the booking, to marketing@fullers.co.nz to the attention of Louise. I will look into this for you. Regards Louise More 

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