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See Auckland's top attractions with a 24 or 48 hour bus pass and hop on and off where you want. All passes include a free Devonport ferry ticket! Visit attractions including Kelly Tarlton's, the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Sky Tower.
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Auckland Central, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The explorer bus does bring you around to all the tourist spots. However, I think since our visit was during the off season, a lot of the buses might not have been operating that day? According to the brochure, the buses would be arriving every...More

Thank Choco A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with the Red Tour (Princes Wharf), and stopped off at the Parnell Rose Gardens, and then at Holy Trinity Cathedral; both wonderful places to visit. At the Auckland Museum, we switched to the Blue Tour, and got off at the zoo. We had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Staff extremely helpful! Took me to all the “must-see” things to do in Auckland! Added Sky Tower and Kelly Tarlton’s (penguins were so cute) as upgrades! Mt. Eden was breathtaking! Worth riding both the blue line and red line.

Thank Annabelleroxy
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I would recommend the hop on hop off bus. We bought a ticket for 2 days. Some used the second day and some did not. I did find some parts of the ticket flow over to a third day. We did take advantage of the...More

Thank Daniel_R011
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This 'hop on hop off' bus gives you a good idea of the major sites in Auckland. There are many combination tickets that you can buy that will allow discounted rates into some of the main attractions along the bus route. I purchased the 1...More

Thank kirstenw58
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely views from top deck. Interesting places. Learned more of the city. Not as good as similar tours in other cities but the pass includes the Devonport Ferry. That makes it a good deal.

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GrayLineNZteam, Marketing Manager at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, thanks for sharing your feedback on your Explorer Bus trip! All the best for your future travels, Amy and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed June 30, 2018

We took a 48 hrs explorer bus pass combo (bus + Auckland museum + Skytower) Price 100 NZ$ due to the combo package we saved 21NZ$ There are 2 lines (blue and red). At stop 6 (Auckland museum) the two lines are crossing each other....More

Thank Erwin H
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing Manager at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Erwin, thank you for joining us to explore Auckland, and for sharing your feedback!

Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Auckland Explorer Bus can be a good way to see Auckland attractions beyond the CBD. Divided into “red” and “blue” lines which meet at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, this hop on, hop off narrated bus “tour” includes stops at Mt. Eden, Auckland Zoo, Kelly...More

Thank Jim F
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing Coordinator at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Kia ora Maxwell, Thank you for sharing your top tips for other Auckland Explorers! Our 48-hour pass allows people to enjoy a lot more of the attractions and includes a cruise over to Devonport as well, so perhaps that might be a better option for...More

Reviewed June 17, 2018

Despite the rainy and windy day, we stayed on the bus which took us past the aquarium, the war memorial, rose gardens, along the waterfront, Parnell Village and a few other places. We will definitely come back in the warmer months to do this bus...More

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GrayLineNZteam, Marketing Coordinator at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Kia ora alkat, The great thing about our buses is that you can stay warm and dry on those wet and cold winter days! It's great to hear that you'll be returning to Auckland and will do our tour again, thank you for sharing. All...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We did both tours (red and blue) on the one day whilst hopping on and off at a few places. This was a great way to see Auckland on a cold day as the bus is completely enclosed (unlike the other one that runs). There...More

Thank Rochelle K
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing Coordinator at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Kia ora Rochelle, Our bus tours are great in not-so-great weather and with a glass roof, you can still see all of the amazing sights overhead! It's wonderful to hear that you had a nice time seeing Auckland with us, thanks for sharing! All the...More

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August 7, 2018|
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Response from alkat762017 | Reviewed this property |
U can visit SkyCity Tower at the Skycity Hotel or take one of the tours on the Explorer Hop on Hop off bus in Auckland. Visit Devonport Naval Musuem or Takapuna and take in the views of the city and harbour.
June 16, 2018|
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Response from GrayLineNZteam | Property representative |
Kia ora, Our closest stop to Avani Metropolis is our Queen Street / Civic Theatre stop, outside the Civic Theatre, Wellesley Street West. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
It looks like it is either stop 8 or 9 on the Explorer Bus Red Route. #8 is the Civic Theatre on Queen Street which Google maps shows as about a 7 minute walk from Avanti Metropolis. #9 is the Sky Tower on Victoria Street... More