We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour + Free Ferry

Select Date and Travelers
From
$29.61
Date
2 travelers
Options
Overview
Experience the best things to see in Auckland with a 24-hour hop on hop off bus ticket! Enjoy exploring Auckland at your own pace on two different tour routes, each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Discover the historic suburb of Devonport, tree lined streets, picturesque beaches and fashionable shopping districts. With a complimentary return ferry ride from downtown, the Auckland Explorer Bus is a great way to navigate your way around New Zealand’s largest city.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off Auckland transport by double-decker bus
  • Two different bus routes covering all the most popular sights
  • On-board audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Buses depart regularly throughout the day: less time waiting means more sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the bus stops (see Itinerary) to validate your 24- or 48-hour ticket, and then hop aboard one of the double-decker sightseeing buses. Your tickets offer access to both the Red Circle and Blue Circle bus routes, and buses leave regularly based on a seasonal schedule.
Each circuit takes around one hour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, or SEA LIFE Aquarium; admire the views from Bastion Point Lookout, Sky Tower, or Mt Eden; or take a stroll around Parnell Rose Park Gardens or the Winter Gardens. Upgrade to a museum or attraction combination pass, which includes admission to select sites across the route.
While on the bus, plug in your headphones and listen to the on-board audio commentary, which points out the main attractions along the way and offers background history and fun facts to help you learn more about the city.
Show More
Reviews (540)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveler rating
28
23
12
2
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
28
23
12
2
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews red route blue bus audio commentary rose garden sky tower lay of the land top deck day pass war museum enjoyable tour mt eden new zealand buses stops sites city harbour
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I found the bus and the route really good. The buses were every 30min. The only down side was it only ran from 9am to 4pm. Otherwise it’s a great was to see the sights of AucklandMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda R
GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora Linda R, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the route our buses take and that they were very timely. We do recommend the 48 hour pass if you are wishing to view all the amazing attractions there are on offer around...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour with 2 buses lines red and blue for visit the city and enjoy the diferents parks, museums, zoo...

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank javier M
GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora javier M, It's great to know you enjoyed the tour around Auckland and we appreciate you took the time to share your positive feedback. All the best for your future travels, Andrea and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

We felt it was a great introduction to Auckland! We got the 2 day pass & Waiheke + Devonport. We just stayed in the bus to see the city then we picked our favorite to visit & spend more time in. Pros - easy, nice...More

Thank Janjust16
GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Represenative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Kia Ora Janjust16, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Awesome to hear you had such a great day out with us and enjoying what Auckland has to offer! All the best for your future travels from Jerome and the team at...More

Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

A lot of street working so the bus took so long every stop, overall it was a good trip, and the person driving very nice

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Susana G
GrayLineNZteam, customer service representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Kia Ora Susana G, Thank you for your feedback on our services. We will pass your feedback to the driver. All the best for your future travels from Jerome and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

I did this today with two teenagers and it was a great experience. Mona was our guide and she was just perfect: funny and knowledgeable. The tour with the bus is as awesome way to know the island if you only have a few hours...More

Thank Carla L
GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Kia Ora Carla L, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Awesome to hear you had such a great day out with us and enjoying what Auckland has to offer! All the best for your future travels from Max and the team...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Adventure58168210631
July 24, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 86calgary | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor won’t let you type in a web address. But try explorerbus dot (being an actual dot or period) co dot nz. Hope you understand what I’m getting at! This will show a map with the 2 routes. Click on ‘download our... More
1
Vote
macland
June 16, 2019|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Wtravelers2120 | Reviewed this property |
I always prebuy. I find it is easier to have the ticket on your phone or in paper. The lines were long so you could just go up to a ticket agent and show your pre bought ticket. I do this with with a lot of my... More
1
Vote
DellaRB
March 30, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from 326brieb | Reviewed this property |
The ferry went back to the cruise ship spot near the trains, restaurants, and shops.
1
Vote
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: