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Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

The hop on hop off Explorer Bus allows you to visit 14 of Auckland's essential attractions at your own pace while getting a great tour of the city as well!


Full day hop on hop off ticket
14 essential Auckland attractions
Full on board commentary
Best way to see Auckland at your pace
1 or 2 days
build your own itinerary

What you need to know

The Auckland hop on hop off Explorer Bus allows you to visit 14 of Auckland's essential attractions at your own pace while also getting a great tour of the city as well! With stops at some of the most popular sightseeing points around Auckland, you'll be able to build your own itinerary that suits your interests without being locked in to any fixed schedules. Stops on the hop on hop off bus include every kind of attraction from museums to aquariums to zoos to shopping centres and more - the route is designed to provide great variety and give people the best chance to get an overall balanced view of what Auckland has to offer.

Ideal for those paying a visit to Auckland or New Zealand in general for the first time, the bus also provides insightful, entertaining local commentary on all of the highlights that you will pass by, and as an added bonus the tour includes free hotel pickup as well! Everything you need to take your first steps for exploring Auckland - or get the most out of your schedule if you're operating on a limited time frame - is provided by the hop on hop off bus, so grab your tickets online today.

More info


  • Hop - On Hop - Off all day ticket
  • Full Commentary
  • Visits 14 attractions


  • Summer - Departing every 30 minutes from 9am - 4pm (1st October - 31st March)
  • Winter - Departing every 60 minutes from 10am - 3pm (1st April - 30th September)

Departure Points

  • Departs from The Sky City, Philips Corner/Princes Wharf or Civic Theatre


  • 1 or 2 days


  • Bastion Point & Mission Bay Lookout
  • Kelly Tarlton's
  • Parnell Rose Gardens
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Auckland Museum
  • Parnell Village
  • Civic Theatre
  • Sky City
  • Ferry Building/Queens Wharf
  • Winter Gardens
  • Newmarket Shops
  • Eden Garden
  • Mt Eden
  • Eden Park
  • St Lukes Westfield Shopping Centre
  • Auckland Zoo
  • Motat

Additional Information

  • Mobile vouchers will NOT be accepted. Please print out your voucher and present it to the driver
  • There is a comprehensive English commentary on the bus as it travels around the circuits
  • Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian and German timetables and information sheets are available on the bus

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

139 Quay Street, Auckland, NZ 1010