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Auckland Explorer Bus

572 reviews
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Auckland Explorer Bus
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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Tours and Tickets by Auckland Explorer Bus
531 reviews
An Auckland hop-on hop-off bus tour provides all the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transport and on-board audio commentary—with the flexibility of independent travel. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, and there are two different bus routes, covering top attractions such as Mt Eden, Auckland Zoo, Sky Tower, Princes Wharf, Bastion Point, and Parnell Village.
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$30.34 per adult
Auckland Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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A hop-on hop-off bus tour of Auckland is a great way to see the vibrant city when you’re short on time. After your ship pulls into port, use your unlimited Day Pass or Family Pass on a shore excursion to the ‘City of Sails.’  Buses depart every 30 minutes, with stops near the cruise port. Enjoy the flexibility and ease of creating your own sightseeing itinerary as you’re free to hop on and off at your leisure. Listen to audio commentary en route to Auckland's main attractions.
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$30.34 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Explorer Bus with ferry ride to Devonport is a reasonable deal and a good way to see this fascinating city. I would also like to post special appreciation to Jody, who manned the streetside Explorer Bus "desk" outside the Skytower on Victoria. She was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora edwardj400 Thank you for leaving a review. Thank also for the feedback about Jody and the overall experience on our Service. All the best for your future travel from Jerome and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I traveled with my 4 year old son and Mother to Auckland. We weren't originally planning on using the Hop on/off bus but the city is so big that we picked up the bus from Mt. Eden. It was convenient to pay for the tickets...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora RHi21, Thank you for your feedback, Auckland Explorer Bus is a fabulous and convenient way to see the spectacular sights of Auckland City. We are glad you could easily spend the the day exploring Auckland with your son and Mother. All the best...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019

We took the Explorer Buss the first day we were in Auckland. This is a good way to get an overview of the city. All the drivers were informative and friendly. This is a must do.

Date of experience: March 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Kia ora Donny W, Hop-on Hop-off is definitely ideal to get around Auckland City! We are grateful to know that you enjoyed exploring Auckland with us. All the best to you and your future travels, Patricia and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Standard hop on hop off tour that seemed to take in most of the sites - including a shopping mall which handy for me as I wanted to buy something. Ferry to Devonport was included. I took the ferry but found Devonport disappointing as I...More

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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora traveller-eater, Thank you for leaving a review and I am glad you enjoyed St Lukes Shopping Mall and the overall experience on our Service. All the best for your future travel from Max and the team at Explorer Bus

Reviewed April 28, 2019

It was our last night in New Zealand staying at The Cordis Hotel. Unasked, the concierge gave us a 10NZD discount voucher for the hop-onhop-off bus. He told us the ferry to Devonport was included and well worth a visit. As he advised us, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Singyugo, Firstly, I apologize for what happened, communication is key in an industry such as this and when working with tourists we know English is not every ones first language so I do understand for some it may have been very confusing. Thank...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019

The Hop-On-Off Bus is an excellent way to see the sights of Auckland and we were glad that we chose this method to tour around Auckland during our cruise stopover. The on-board commentary was well-timed and informative, (along with headphone outlets for each passenger), -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Kia ora Ian W, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed exploring Auckland with us! I do agree that it is ideal to be on the upper deck as it allows you a wider view of the city. Thank you for your thorough feedback...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019

Booked through Viator, this Auckland Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tour has two routes that you can take (a red route and a blue route) that includes a total of 17 stops. If you don’t get off the bus, it will take 1 hour to complete...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Dutchjohn2018, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your tour around Auckland on our Explorer Bus and we appreciate the great information for future travelers. Wishing you all...More

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

I’ve sent an email to the touring company about a week ago highlighting our disturbing interaction with one of the drivers, and have yet to receive a response. Please see the interaction below: At around 1 pm at the Sky Tower stop on Monday, I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

The pass includes 24 hours hop-on and hop off in Auckland, it takes about 1. 5 hours to make a tour (without getting off). Thus, this is a great option for those has little time to arrange tour in Auckland. Also, the pass includes two...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

We stayed on the bus for both routes over nearly 2 hours and at the end felt we have a much better appreciation of this great city, The bus not only covers the highlights such as Eden Park but you get see some the beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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elainalh
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.
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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
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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
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