Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


The best way to get around Waiheke is to combine your ferry travel with the Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off tour bus. This NEW double-decker and single level bus experience is designed to let you see more of the island for less and see it in a whole new way, at your own pace!

It’s the most flexible and cost effective tour option on the island. Introducing you to the island’s top spots; hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 15 convenient stops which include vineyards, beaches and restaurants. If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a 1½ hour scenic tour of the island.

The buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard and more.

Our knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an on-board host, ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary as you travel around and you can get all the local tips and tricks for how best to enjoy Waiheke!

The Explorer Hop on Hop off is available with or without a return ferry ticket, and departs from each hop on hop off location approximately every 60 minutes throughout the day.

This exciting new product will change the way you see and get around the island.

Availability: Ferries to meet this tour depart Auckland on the hour from 9am - 4pm daily.
Tour departs from Matiatia hourly from 9.55am - 4.55pm daily, starting and ending at Matiaia Ferry Terminal. Last drop off to Matiatia is 6.15pm.
Time: Approximately 1.5 hours to complete one circuit.
Tour Price: Adult $55 Children $30 Family $145*^ (ferry fare, plus explorer pass is included).
Fitness: Easy

 *Family is 2 Adults and up to 2 Children.
^Tour operates from 1 May 2017 - 30th September 2017. Excludes Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.
From 1 May 2017, this tour will operate hourly.
Please note this tour is operated by single level and double-decker buses.

 

Tour Includes:

  • Return ferry to Waiheke Island from downtown Auckland
  • Pick up from Matiatia Wharf on arrival at Waiheke Island
  • All day access to the Explorer Hop on Hop off tour coach
  • Tours start at 9.50am from Matiatia Wharf and run every 60 minutes until the last drop off at Matiatia at 6.15pm
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Travel Alerts

AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISE - TRAVEL ALERT - FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Please be advised the 10.30am Auckland Harbour Cruise has been cancelled today Thursday 21st October 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Gulf Harbour Travel Update 22nd Sept 2017

Good evening.

We have encountered a mechanic issue on a vessel tonight. Engineers have attended tonight but we have been unable to repair. Therefore, tomorrow Friday 22nd Sept, the 7:30am Gulf Harbour to Auckland service will be via bus replacement.

Apologies for the late notice and for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Jimbo - Manger 360 Discovery


Motutapu Island Closed Due To Storm Damage

Please be advised that Motutapu Island is closed to the public until Labour Weekend, due to track damage caused by storms.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Coromandel/Rotoroa Island service update for Sunday 24th September 2017

Please be advised that the service for Sunday 24th September will depart Coromandel at 1630 as scheduled and take a scenic journey on route to Rotoroa Island. The departure from Rotoroa Island is delayed due to low tides by 45 minutes. Departure from Rotoroa Island will be at 1800 and arriving in Auckland at approximately 1915.

Kind Regards,

360 Team 


Waiheke Customer Update, 29.8.17

Our vessel survey season is well underway, and the majority of vessels have had their annual checks in time for the busy summer season ahead.

Quickcat has been on survey for a bit longer than anticipated this year, and we’re now expecting to have her back in service at the beginning of October. When she returns Superflyte will be taken to Whangarei and we expect her to return from survey in November.

Our brand new vessel Torea has arrived in Auckland, and you’ll start to see her on the Waiheke runs where she’ll join Te Kotuku and Korora after she’s been blessed and commissioned this week. 


Pier 1, Downtown Ferry Terminal – New Ticket Office Development

Building works starting Tuesday 22 August 2017

A new ticket office is being built on Pier 1 at Downtown Ferry Terminal. Work starts on Tuesday 22 August and it’s expected that work will be completed by late September.

The new ticket office will be shared by both Fullers and Auckland Transport, transforming it into both an AT Metro Customer Service Centre and a Fullers Ticket Office. Until it’s built, our ticket office will be temporarily be moved to a new site inside Pier 1 (directly opposite its current location) and it’ll be business as usual for our customers.

During this time we strongly recommend that ferry tickets are pre-purchased in advance to avoid any disruption to your day. You can also purchase Fullers paper tickets online at fullers.co.nz, via the MyFerry App and on board most vessels. We’ll also be extending our ticket office hours at Devonport until 8.30pm Monday to Sunday while work is being carried out.

Auckland Transport are working with the contractors to minimise any impact to customers and we appreciate your understanding during this time.