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 bus experience is designed to let you see more of the island for less and see it in a whole new way, from the top deck!

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 8 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 double decker 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, Matiatia Wharf 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 30 minutes throughout the day.

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

Availability: Tour departs every half hour from 9.50am daily, starting and ending at Matiaia Ferry Terminal. Last drop off to Matiatia is 7.15pm.
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 15th December 2016 - 30th April 2017. Excludes Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.

 

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 30 minutes until the last drop off at Matiatia at 7.15pm
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Devonport Timetable Update

From 1st May 2017, there’ll be additional weekday sailings added to the Devonport timetable.

The additional weekday sailings are:

Auckland to Devonport - 8.30am, 4.15pm & 4.45pm

Devonport to Auckland - 8.45am, 4.30pm & 5.00pm


CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT - ANZAC DAY

There’ll be free travel on ANZAC Day across all services (excluding Rangitoto Island and Harbour Cruise) for SuperGold and Veteran’s SuperGold card, plus free travel for uniformed servicemen and women and retired services personnel with an RSA membership card.

Please also remember that all services will be running to a Sunday/Public Holiday timetable on Anzac Day.


ANZAC DAY - DEVONPORT ADDITIONAL SAILING

There’ll be an extra sailing from Devonport to Auckland at 5am on Tuesday 25th April for customers wishing to travel to ANZAC Day commemorations in the city.

There’ll also be free travel on ANZAC Day across all services (excluding Rangitoto Island and Harbour Cruise) for SuperGold and Veteran’s SuperGold card, plus free travel for uniformed servicemen and women and retired services personnel with an RSA membership card.

Please also remember that all services will be running to a Sunday/Public Holiday timetable on Anzac Day.