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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Happy 30th Birthday, Quickcat!

Join us as we raise a glass to celebrate the vessel responsible for 30 years of voyages between Waiheke Island and Auckland.

If you’re commuting home to Waiheke on Tuesday 28 Feb, Fullers invites you to stay on board Quickcat after the regular 5:30pm sailing from Auckland City. We’ll arrive at Matiatia to allow passengers to disembark, and will welcome additional guests to board from Waiheke Island at approximately 6:10pm. From there enjoy a scenic cruise to Oneroa Bay, where we’ll drop anchor for bubbles and cake!

If you’re interested in attending the celebration, please RSVP at fullers.co.nz/quickcat30

Attendance is by online RSVP only – so we know how big a cake to order! Space is limited, so RSVPs will close at midday on Monday 27 February – unless we reach capacity beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you on board!