Overview

Combine your ferry travel with the most flexible and cost-effective way to experience the island’s top spots. The Hop-on Hop-off bus tour gives you the freedom to visit popular vineyards, beaches and seaside villages full of galleries, shops and cafes at your own pace. 

What's included

  • Your adventure starts as soon as you hop on the ferry to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland, your return ferry ticket is included in the tour price
  • Board the modern Explorer Bus waiting right outside the Matiatia Ferry Terminal
  • Explore the island at your own pace, hop off at one of the 17 stops or stay on for a scenic 1.5 hour loop tour of the island
  • Stops include top vineyards, restaurants, shops, art galleries, beaches and nature walks
  • Listen to commentary and local tips by on board island host
  • Your Explorer bus meets the return ferry to Downtown Auckland
  • Duration: Go at your own pace, but we recommend at least half a day, including ferry travel
  • Availability: Tour operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tour does not operate on Christmas Day or ANZAC Day

Tour prices

ONE DAY PASS: Adult $68   Child $35   Family $180* (ferry fare, plus explorer pass is included)
TWO DAY PASS**: Adult $99   Child $55   Family $270* (ferry fare, plus explorer pass is included)

*Family is two adults and up to two children.
**The two day pass must be used on consecutive days

Terms & Conditions Apply

Waiheke Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer

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Download maps

MyTours App is the perfect companion to the Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off tour. It’ll provide you with more information about vineyards and activities near each of the bus stops, plus a detailed interactive map, and other quick links. 

 


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