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Combo: Auckland Explorer Bus + SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons Tickets

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Embark on a journey of exploration with a combo ticket to the Auckland hop on hop off bus tour and entry to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium. With this ticket, you'll be able to explore the city at your own pace and see the best of what Auckland has to offer, as well as get a closer look at the amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium at discounted rates.

highlights

  • Take advantage of this budget-friendly combo ticket to visit the top attractions in Auckland, the City of Sails, on the hop-on hop-off bus and embark on an aquatic adventure at Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

  • With the 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off ticket options, you may create your own itinerary for touring Auckland on the Yellow Explorer Bus or the red open-deck double-decker Soaring Kiwi bus.

  • This combo ticket includes admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, which features over 30 displays of sharks, stingrays, seahorses, and even the second-largest penguins, the King penguins.

  • With 9 stations dispersed across the city, you are free to see all the main sights at your own expense.

  • For panoramic city views, climb Auckland's Sky Tower, or head to Bastion Point for breathtaking views of the city and the harbor.

  • Get lost in the interactive displays at the renowned All Black Experience, which explores the history of rugby and more, or at Weta Workshop Unleashed, which offers a look at the making of movie special effects.

  • Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum, one of the renowned art galleries in the country, and the Auckland Art Gallery, which features displays on New Zealand's Maori heritage and its role in World War II.

  • After visiting Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the finest wooden gothic sites in the world, wander through Parnell Village's charming shops and cafes.

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

inclusions

Auckland Explorer Bus

  • 1-day/2-day hop-on hop-off pass

  • Onboard English commentary

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

  • Admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

exclusions

Auckland Explorer Bus

  • Admission to attractions

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

  • Access to Penguin Passport encounter

  • Access to Shark Cage Adventure

cancellation policy

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

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Exploring Auckland and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

With this combo ticket, you'll save money on entry to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium as well as get to explore the best of Auckland with flexibility with the hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Discover a variety of aquatic life and view over 30 exhibits at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium. At an additional cost you can also enjoy swimming with sharks and visiting penguin colonies to get up close to them.

Why You Should Get Onboard

Start your city trip by boarding the Yellow Explorer Bus or the open-top double-decker Red 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.

Additionally, with 9 stops spread across the city, there is a lot to discover on your own expense.

When on the eastern borders go to Bastion Point, a historically significant site on Auckland's eastern border that boasts stunning city views.

For a glimpse of some of the city's historic highlights, such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral, a majestic Gothic building, and Parnell Village, a charming colonial-style shopping district located nearby.

Relax, have a picnic, or just meander around Albert Park's Victorian formal garden. Take the next bus to Newmarket, which has a number of boutique stores and cafes.

To find out more about the country's war history, go to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In the same area, be sure to visit the Auckland Art Gallery, which has a magnificent collection of artwork from all around the world, including New Zealand.

For a glimpse of some of the city's historic highlights, such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral, a majestic Gothic building, and Parnell Village, a charming colonial-style shopping district, head east.

Enjoy immersive experiences such as the All Black Experience, which focuses on the history of rugby and the African community's role in it, or Weta Workshop Unleashed, which shows how special effects are created for movies.

Route

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

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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

Auckland Explorer Bus

  • Daily: 9am to 5pm

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

  • Daily: 9:30am - 5pm (Last entry at 4pm)

  • Note: Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday until 15th December 2022

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the same at each ticket redemption point along with a valid photo ID.

Ticket Redemption Points

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

  • Show your ticket at the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.

  • Address: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Redemption point

Auckland Explorer Bus

  • Show your e-voucher & redeem the physical tickets.

  • You can board the bus for the hop-on-hop-off tour from any of the boarding points mentioned here.

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