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Waiheke Island Ferry & Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Product ID: 105619
It’s the most flexible tour option on Waiheke. Hitting all of the island’s top spots; hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 15 convenient stops which include vineyards, beaches and restaurants.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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  • Hop on and off as many times as you like at 15 unique attractions
  • Stop at iconic island wineries including the Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard and more
  • Cruise the sparkling waters of the Auckland Harbor on the return trip to Waiheke Island
Full description
The best way to get around Waiheke is to combine your ferry travel with the Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off tour bus. This newdouble-decker and single level bus experience is designed to let you see more of the island for less and see it in a whole new way, at your own pace!

It’s the most flexible and cost effective tour option on the island. Introducing you to the island’s top spots; hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 15 convenient stops which include vineyards, beaches and restaurants. If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a 1.5 hour scenic tour of the island. The buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard and more.

The knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an on-board host, ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary as you travel around and you can get all the local tips and tricks for how best to enjoy Waiheke! The Explorer Hop-on Hop-off departs from each location approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day in summer, and every 60 minutes throughout the day in winter.
  • Return ferry tickets from Auckland to Waiheke
  • Day-pass for the Waiheke Hop-on Hop off tour
What’s Not Included
  • Winery tastings or tours

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Meeting point

Auckland Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland

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Important information
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Please note that the tour does not operate on Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 278 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great option to visit the island from downtown Auckland. The Hop on Hop off bus comfortable and go to beautiful towns and vineyards on the island. The place reminds us a lot like Catalina Island in California. Waiheke Island is a must visit for anyone who are visiting Auckland. The ferry provides a wonderful safe ride to and from the island. Very convenient operating throughout the day.

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March 13, 2020

It was good. 40€ or 73NZD for return ferry and hop on bus for the day. Expensive island trip if you consider going to vineyards and having some food. Hop on bus was very helpful. Better to go early as most places close at around 5pm. Some of them open till 7.

March 13, 2020

Had a great day with everything running smoothly. Easy to follow guide.

March 19, 2020

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Fullers Group

Product ID: 105619