Waiheke Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus & Ferry Journey

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Highlights & inclusions

Scenic ferry ride from Auckland
Single & double decker sightseeing buses
16 scenic & adventurous stops around the island
Informative commentary on board
Cost effective way to explore the island
Visit Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery & more
or 4 payments of $20.47 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sun, Jul 21, 2024

What you can expect

Journey over to Waiheke Island from Auckland with a scenic ferry across to the island before climbing aboard this double decker bus to explore the best sites and attractions on the popular Waiheke Island in New Zealand's North Island. Taking you to all of the island's best spots with comfort and ease, you'll be able to conveniently explore the island without the hassle of trying to navigate yourself.

Stopping at 15 different locations around the island, including popular vineyards, beaches and restaurants, you can hop on and hop off the bus as many times as you like for the duration of your visit. If you're looking to simply see the island you can do so by staying on the bus as it completes the whole 1.5-hour loop of the island.

From the top and bottom seating areas, you'll be treated to awesome views as you drive around listening to the informative commentary of the island from your experienced bus driver.

Some of the assigned stops including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, Tantalus Winery and Brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyard to name a few.

This pass gives you a return ferry journey to and from Auckland, all day access to the Explorer Hop On Hop Off bus, and pick up and return transport to Matiatia Wharf on the island.


What you need to know

How It Works
  • Once arriving on the island, you can immediately board the bus. The bus stop is well signed with a giant bus with “Hop on Hop off” on the side. Boarding location is also explained when retrieving your boarding pass from the ticket office before boarding the ferry
  • This exciting hop on hop off bus is the most cost effective and flexible tour option on the island. Hop-on and hop-off as much as you like, this providing freedom to visit vineyards, beaches, island activities and more. With over 15 clearly marked bus stops you'll have plenty of opportunities to hop off the bus and explore the area and attractions that appeal to you most
  • Simply return to the bus stop where you disembarked, a bus will return every 1.5 hours
  • Return ferry journey to Waiheke from Auckland Ferry Terminal in Downtown and return (if this option is selected)
  • Pick up and return drop off to Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke
  • All day access to the Explorer Hop on Hop off tour coach
  • Hotel transfers
  • Return ferry journey to Waiheke from Auckland Ferry Terminal in Downtown and return (if this option is selected)
  • Waiheke Island Explorer Hop on Hop Off Bus is the best way to get around Waiheke
  • Combines your ferry travel as well as bus transportation around the Waiheke Island
  • The new fleet of buses, both single and double decker are designed to optimise your experience on the Island
  • The knowledgeable tour drivers and the onboard host will ensure you receive the most informative commentary as you travel around
  • See the island at your own pace, the most flexible and cost effective tour option for the island
  • 15 stops which including beaches, vineyards and restaurants
  • Visit Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard and more
  • The knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an onboard host will ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary
  • Ferry transfer is not included, time tables are subject to change
  • Auckland to Waiheke:
  • Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
  • Waiheke to Auckland:
  • Departs from Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke
  • Please contact the operator for the timetable
  • Bus route duration is 1.5 hours, you are free to Hop-on Hop-off off the bus as much as you would like throughout the day
  • Self-paced tour
  • Ferries depart from the Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street
  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour departs from Matiatia on Waiheke Ferry Terminal on an hourly basis
What To Bring
  • Bottled water
  • Swimwear and towel in the summer
  • Warm jacket in winter
  • Sun protection: Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Cancellation Policy
  • Tickets for Fullers360 Experiences and Tours may be exchanged or refunded up to 48 hours prior to time of travel.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of travel time.
  • Customers must travel on the time and date that has been booked with tickets displaying the correct time and date of travel.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

41 review

Definitely a great way to explore a lot of the island! And without hiring a car or going on a tour.

Definitely a great way to explore a lot of the island! And without hiring a car or going on a tour. Takes you to many of the best sights and places to visit. Although some are a little walk from the stops. Was good to have an extra bus on the route the day we were there to minimise wait time, although one time the bus barely stopped before moving on, even though we were waving it down. If you only have half a day or a day on the island this is the way to do it.

Tim Eckert 10 months ago

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