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

Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

 

Friday 26 May 2017

1.30pm Auckland – Half Moon Bay
2.15pm Half Moon Bay – Auckland

Sunday 28 May 2017

3.00pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.45pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland

Monday 29 May 2017

2.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
3.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
4.15pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.50pm Half Moon Bay - Auckland

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Waiheke Bus Company - Departure Time Changes

Following customer feedback on the new winter bus timetable we’ll now be introducing some further changes to improve connections with afternoon ferries.

From Monday 29 May 2017 the following journeys will change:

1650 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 2 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 4 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1750 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 5.45pm

1850 Route 1A from Matiatia will now depart at 6.45pm

  

For more information please contact the Auckland Transport Travel Information Line on 09 366 6400 or visit AT.govt.nz