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Waiheke Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

by Fullers Group Ltd. Duration 7h 20m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$45

Cruise your way around Waiheke's highlights with a bus pass that makes navigating the island a snap. With the freedom to hop on and off the bus at conveniently located stops, discover the island's vineyards, restaurants, beaches, and shopping spots entirely at your own pace.

Catch the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, and board the bus at the ferry terminal. Kick back in your seat and enjoy the views from your double-decker seat as you begin your ride around the island. At any of the stops along the way, you're free to disembark and explore local attractions. Relax on the golden shores of Onetangi Beach, delve into the island's history at the Waiheke Museum, or sip on fine red and white varietals at renowned wineries like Mudbrick and Stonyridge.

If you prefer, simply stay on board the bus for a picturesque tour of the island. Enjoy your hop-on hop-off privileges into the early evening before catching the ferry back to the mainland.

Route stops include:

  • Maitiatia Ferry Terminal
  • Oneroa Shops
  • Goldie Vineyard
  • Ostend Shops
  • Stonyridge/Te Motu/Wild on Waiheke
  • Waiheke Museum
  • Onetangi Beach
  • Stonyridge Vineyard
  • Batch Winery
  • Rangihoua Estate

Cruise your way around Waiheke's highlights with a bus pass that makes navigating the island a snap. With the freedom to hop on and off the bus at conveniently located stops, discover the island's vineyards, restaurants, beaches, and shopping spots entirely at your own pace.

Catch the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, and board the bus at the ferry terminal. Kick back in your seat and enjoy the views from your double-decker seat as you begin your ride around the island. At any of the stops along the way, you're free to disembark and explore local attractions. Relax on the golden shores of Onetangi Beach, delve into the island's history at the Waiheke Museum, or sip on fine red and white varietals at renowned wineries like Mudbrick and Stonyridge.

If you prefer, simply stay on board the bus for a picturesque tour of the island. Enjoy your hop-on hop-off privileges into the early evening before catching the ferry back to the mainland.

Route stops include:

  • Maitiatia Ferry Terminal
  • Oneroa Shops
  • Goldie Vineyard
  • Ostend Shops
  • Stonyridge/Te Motu/Wild on Waiheke
  • Waiheke Museum
  • Onetangi Beach
  • Stonyridge Vineyard
  • Batch Winery
  • Rangihoua Estate
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Waiheke Explorer in English

Duration 7h 20m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the hop-on hop-off pass only.

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NZ$45

Total price is NZ$45, taxes included

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Waiheke Explorer with Ferry in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a hop-on hop-off pass and roundtrip ferry transport from Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal to Waiheke Island.

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NZ$65

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Waiheke Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity Location

Wahieke Island

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Auckland Downtown Terminal

    1010 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010

  • Matiaia Ferry Terminal

    Wahieke Island


Highlights

  • Easy, flexible way to explore scenic Waiheke Island

  • Convenient stops at top island sights & attractions

  • Access to wineries, stunning beaches & restaurants

  • Informative commentary from your driver on the bus

  • Freedom to hop on & off as many times as you like


Inclusions

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass of Waiheke Island

  • Unlimited rides within the duration of your pass

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission to sites and attractions along the tour route


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Bus opening hours are 9:55 AM–6:15 PM daily. Last departure is at 4:55 PM. Between May and September, buses depart every 60 minutes. Between October and April, buses depart every 30 minutes. Each loop lasts approximately 90 minutes.

  • Ferry opening hours vary; please check before you go. The ferry ride from Auckland to Wahieke Island takes approximately 40 minutes.

  • Please be ready and waiting 20 minutes prior to your selected ferry departure time.


Waiheke Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

1/5 Jan 01, 2019

Everything started good. When we arrived to the islands the bus was waiting for us and our tour started. About midday when we were at stop 8 the next scheduled bus didn’t stop (apparently it was full and running late). After waiting for a half hour another bus came but it only took passengers to stop 9 & 10. They said there was a bus coming 2 minutes later. It didn’t arrive in 20 minutes so we had to catch a different company bus to get us from the island. Staying outside with our 2-year-old daughter for 1.5 hours on a hot and humid day was definitely what we planned for that day.

5/5 Dec 27, 2018

Pick up straight from ferry was an added bonus. Friendly staff onboard the buses. Great aircon and seats. Wide range of stops to wineries, beaches and shops. Perhaps a wristband would be easier instead of showing the hop on/off card each time. Loved it and will definitely do it again.

5/5 Dec 17, 2018

we had a lovely day on Waiheke Island there was no problem getting the ferry and bus ticket the hop on hop off was waiting at the ferry terminal a lovely sunny day the guides on the bus where very informative and polite it is a tour we would do again if we returned to new zealand