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Itinerary
Make your way to the Matiatia ferry terminal, where this island explorer departs every 30 minutes from 9am until 7:15pm.

Take a spin around the island as the driver shares a running commentary on Waiheke history and culture, or hop off at stops along the way. The 8 stops on the island explorer route are carefully selected, so you can see the best of the island in a single day.

Tour some of the 30 vineyards on Waiheke Island to taste locally-made wines, then visit one of the island restaurants for a gourmet lunch or dinner. There are picture-perfect beaches along the way, and trails that lead to sweeping views of the Coromandel Peninsula. Ask for tips on where to stop for the best shopping and galleries, then loop back to Matiatia, where you can finish the tour—or hop back on the bus for another trip around scenic Waiheke Island.
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Fullers 360 Discovery Cruises
Overview
Explore Waiheke Island at your own pace, with all-day tickets for a hop-on, hop-off island explorer bus. Plan the perfect day with help from the onboard host, then see the things that interest you most, choosing from 8 stops near vineyards, galleries, beaches, and trailheads. This full-day Waiheke Island experience offers a personalized combination of nature, culture, and food, and departs from Matiatia every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Highlights
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Waiheke Island
  • See the island on your own
  • Get tips from the onboard host
  • Choose from 8 stops around Waiheke
  • Departs from the Matiatia ferry terminal
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Reviewed June 20, 2018
interesting experience

Overall I thought the experience was pretty good, The bus was tidy with nice art on the front, the information was formative and interesting, I thought the host did her job well and the staff was friendly, customer service was good although I thought more...More

1  Thank Nika R
Reviewed May 16, 2018
Easy on and off

Really nice transport around Waiheke Island. Picks up at the ferry and you can hop on and off at stops all over the island every 30 minutes. Stop at Otenangi Beach to swim or pick up shells and eat at one of the two restaurants...More

Thank jwhale010
Reviewed May 7, 2018
Fantastic way to explore

Fantastic way to see the Island. Plan your own day to visit the Wineries, shops, beaches and walks that interest you, rather than the preselected ones from the other wine tours. Astrid, Ash and Gary were just fantastic. Giving a guided commentary on the way...More

1  Thank Holly_2tubbycats
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile
Easy way to get around on a day tour.

We pre-purchased the tour online, with the return ferry option. We visited a couple of wineries and several of the beaches. It helped that it was a beautiful warm day, so the beaches were very beautiful. Tour commentary was good, and the buses ran on...More

2  Thank Mary R
Reviewed April 9, 2018
Simple way to see the island highlights

We really enjoyed this easy way of seeing the island. We made a day of it and enjoyed a good variety of sites. We had a nice walk on the beach and even veered off on our own and did some hiking in the forest...More

1  Thank Tallpeople4
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py8148
August 8, 2018|
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1. Does the price include ferry to and from Waiheke Island? If not, how much is the ferry ride? 2. What is the name of the ferry terminal on Auckland side?
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py8148
August 6, 2018|
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Response from christine1354 | Reviewed this property |
Search under "fullers waiheke hop on hop off," and you can download the map for the bus route from the site.
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