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Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

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Address: | Ferry Building, Sky City, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
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09:00 - 16:00
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Perfect way to see the land portion of Auckland in a day

The Auckland Explorer Hop on Bus is the perfect way to see the land portion of Auckland. Combine it with the 90 minute harbour cruise and then spend time at your favourite spots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Newmarket, Canada

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Newmarket, Canada
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195 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Auckland Explorer Hop on Bus is the perfect way to see the land portion of Auckland. Combine it with the 90 minute harbour cruise and then spend time at your favourite spots. The Explorer is easily available at the bus stops or many tourist booths along the waterfront. There are two routes and they will take you most of... More 

Thank John B
Auckland, New Zealand
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542 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have a car this is an easy way to get around Auckland to see the major attractions. If you don't intend to get off buy the 1 hour ticket which with deliver great views along the water front. If you intend to get off then the 1 ($45) or 2 ($75) day pass is ideal. Key points... More 

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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168 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour got off to a slow start as we had to change buses. The delay meant we were unable to complete the second loop. Once the commentary commenced it was very informative. The bus was comfortable and clean. I would recommend starting on the bus as early as possible in the day to allow time at any venue of... More 

Thank AUSGR81
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I usually choose the hop on hop off bus option whenever I go to a new city and When I haven't done my homework a lot of preplanning. Auckland explorer has many conveniently located stops around the city. The red line driver of the bus I got on was a nice elderly gentleman and gave me good tips. Saw most... More 

Thank GoodLambKebab
Newbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this flexible way to see the must see sights of Auckland. Staff very helpful and friendly, buses were punctual and route was good covering all the recommended sites. Buses running every 30 minutes which was ideal and meant we could jump off view a recommended site and hop back on the next bus with minimal hanging around.

Thank Jacqueline S
Towcester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We only had 1 full day in Auckland so decided to do this to try and cram as much in as possible. Excellent service and buses generally ran on time , so was easy to plan around. We did Bastion Point, the Rose Garden, Eden Gardens, Parnell village and the Civic Theatre stop. We never would have seen this much... More 

Thank Rob T
Atlanta, Georgia
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220 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were met by a gentleman at the bus stop who made sure our tickets were in order and then gave us a run down of the stops so we could choose which to hop off at. He suggested Mt Eden and Parnell place - both of which I would not have picked but were PERFECT for the limited time... More 

Thank HeidiB4
Fort Worth, Texas
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229 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A good way to get around and see the most in a short time but if you are not able to walk very far then you may want to reconsider another means of teams since some of the stops in the Blue Route will require some walking to the attractions.

Thank Texhusky75
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We decided to do the hop-on, hop-off tour on April 1st and I guess the joke was on us!! Stranded at Mt. Eden stop for 48 minutes waiting for the next bus was typical of the day we had with this company. The busses start running at 9:30am and finish at 3:30pm!! I've never seen this before in any other... More 

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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

best and quickest way to see auckland. not very much to see cause the city is small but a great way to go from one place to the other.

Thank robert p

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