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Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

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Address: | Ferry Building, Sky City, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
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Great wat to see Auckland

If you only have a short stay, this is a great way to see Auckland. It stops at a lot of the main attractions and you are able to get on and off when you want. Very well organised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
EricEssex2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Frankfort, Illinois
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I booked this, I didn't realize the winter schedule was as spare as it is, however it was mentioned on their website. Unfortunately during winter, they only run one bus per route, so there is a full hour between busses. The hours are only 10:00 to 4:00, so you should definitely plan your stops, as you really do not... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you only have a short stay, this is a great way to see Auckland. It stops at a lot of the main attractions and you are able to get on and off when you want. Very well organised with regular buses,

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This might be good during the summer but during the winter it is a waste of time and money. They only run every 60 minutes. So if you finish early somewhere then you sit around. We finished at one stop in 15 minutes but had to wait 45 minutes. Plus it is a really short schedule. 10 - 3 pm.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Having done the hop on, hop off tours in other cities on my Australia-New Zealand holiday, this one was not very interesting. I would suggest changing the route to see less but allow for a couple of 10 minute stops to enjoy the view. For $90 I could have hired an Uber driver to take me to a few sights... More 

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Thank 78audrey78
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

What a great way to see the major sights of Auckland in a short time. You can use both the red and blue bus as they have a common interchange with no waiting. There is a commentary and also a written copy allowing you to plan where you want to get off. We spent time in Parnell which offered many... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It might be better during summer. The winter hours are pretty short (10am to 3pm). You will not get to see the majority of the sights because of the short winter schedule and they runs hourly. I think this hop on, hop off might be better if they had frequent departure/schedule. It takes one hour to get on another bus... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We've done the hop on hop off tours in san francisco and new york, so we thought it would be good. Well, it was disappointing. The commentary lacked a bit, even to the point where the driver told us about stray cats....what the!!?? Sure you get a tour of Auckland and there is some nice scenery but.... The stops are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I decided to opt for the hop-on hop-off explorer as going to get a travel card on a three day trip sounded silly. I didn't mind paying the rather expensive ticket price since I preferred the ease of paying cash on entering, and that I could ride about on the bus as long as I liked. The nearest stop was... More 

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UK
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Didn't start until 10, which even the guy selling tickets (at 8:55) didn't know! Then hourly schedule until 3pm, 2 hours across two routes. Think about it ... basically means you can hop off once the whole day otherwise you'll get stuck somewhere Great route and excellent things to see but defeats the real purpose and you'll have to see... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Very good tour, would recommend starting early as there is lots to discover and visit, particularly liked the Aquarium. Climbed up their highest point, great views of the city, the museum at the transfer site is worth a visit and all these mean you need an early start. Good way to get to know the city.

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