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Auckland Explorer Bus: 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour

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Embark on a comfy hop-on hop-off bus for a leisurely tour of Auckland. With the 1 or 2 day pass, you may visit any of the city's main attractions at your own pace and get off at any that piques your interest.

highlights

  • Step aboard the yellow double-decker Auckland Explorer Bus or red open-deck Soaring Kiwi bus to explore the best of Auckland!

  • Get admission tickets for all the major attractions on your own dime, then leisurely tour Auckland's best attractions conveniently located near the 9 stops.

  • Select the 1-day or 2-day option to have complete control over your itinerary as well as learn about the city's history from the onboard English commentary.

  • Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Auckland from the Sky Tower and Bastion Point.

  • Learn about Auckland's history and culture by visiting the Auckland Art Gallery and Auckland War Memorial Museum.

  • Visit Auckland's largest cathedral, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, then stroll through Parnell Village to shop at the charming boutiques and cafes there.

  • See a variety of marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and get up close to penguins.

  • Spend hours immersed in the interactive exhibits at the famed All Black Experience, which explores the history of rugby and more, or at Weta Workshop Unleashed, which provides a peek at how special effects are created for movies.

  • Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

inclusions

  • 1-day/2-day hop-on hop-off pass

  • Onboard English commentary

exclusions

  • Entry fee to Sky Tower, Auckland War Memorial Museum, SEALIFE Kelly Tarltons, All Black Experience, and Weta Workshop Unleashed

  • Entry fee to attractions

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

why you should get onboard

Start your city trip by boarding the yellow double-decker Auckland Explorer or red open-deck Soaring Kiwi bus and use the on-board audio guide to learn about the best attractions as you pass by. Get off at any stop to continue your exploration at your own leisure. Stop at the Sky Tower, Auckland's tallest skyscraper, for sweeping city views from the observation deck. Just a 1 minute walk away enjoy immersive experiences such as the All Black Experience, which focuses on New Zealand's rugby history of rugby or Weta Workshop Unleashed, which shows how special effects are created for movies.

Then you can head to the Victorian formal garden Albert Park to relax, have a picnic or just stroll around. Take the next bus to Newmarket, a hip shopping neighborhood with a variety of boutique stores and cafes and for a shopping spree.

Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum next to learn about the nation's war history. Don’t forget to check out the Auckland Art Gallery, which has a remarkable collection of artwork from around the world including New Zealand located in the same vicinity.

Head east to take in some of the city's historic charms, including the Holy Trinity Cathedral, a stunning Gothic-style structure, and Parnell Village, a quaint colonial-style shopping area.

Make your way to Bastion Point, a historically significant and picturesque point on Auckland's eastern outskirts that offers breathtaking views of the cityscape.

Finish your tour at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. You may witness many different types of marine life here, such as sharks, stingrays, seahorses, and even get up and personal with penguins.

Route

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

know before you go

Important Information

  • The audio guide is available in English.

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • Note that the following is not allowed on this tour: large bags.

  • The tour circuit takes about 60-minutes to complete a full, non-stop loop.

Schedule

Yellow Line

  • Popular stops on the route are Auckland Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and more.

  • Frequency: Every 30 mins.

  • The first bus is at 9am from Downtown stop and the last bus is at 5pm.

Blue Line

  • Popular stops on the route are Newmarket, Auckland Museum, and more.

  • Frequency: Every 30 mins.

  • The first bus is at 9am from Downtown stop and the last bus is at 5pm.

Timings

  • Daily: 9am to 5pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please redeem this voucher with the sales staff at the bus stop or onboard with the driver at any of the designated tour stops along the route.

  • Temporary stop 1 is located at Downtown Auckland Stop.

  • Address: Commerce Street, near the intersection with Customs Street East.

  • Get Directions to the Meeting Point

  • Other stops to Redeem the ticket:

  • Sky City

  • Art Gallery and Queen St

  • 359 Broadway Newmarket

  • Auckland Museum

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral

  • Bastion Point Lookout

  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons

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