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

Coromandel update for 22nd July 2017

Please be advised that the Coromandel ferry service will not operate on 22-07-2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

A bus service will depart at 8.45AM from Pier 1 Auckland. The return service will depart from Samuel James Reserve in Coromandel Township at 4.00PM and from Hannafords wharf at 4.30PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

360 Discovery Team


Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

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

Sunday 23 July 2017

12.30pm Auckland – HMB

1.15pm HMB – Auckland

Monday 24 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

Tuesday 25 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland

 

Wednesday 26 July 2017

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland

3.30pm Auckland to HMB

4.15pm HMB to Auckland


Waiheke Bus Company Travel Alert, Thursday 6 July 2017

The Bus Stop outside Ostend Placemakers (stop 1509) will be closed due to road works until Monday the 31st of July. 

Please use the alternative stop:
Please catch the Bus routes 1,1A,2,2X,3 and 4 from Ostend Road near Natzka Road (1170).

Any questions please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400.