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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Waiheke Island
  • See the island on your own
  • Get tips from the onboard host
Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From US$31.58
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Waiheke Explorer tour & ferryMost Popular
This hop-on hop-off tour visits popular vineyards, beaches and attractions on the island. Departs Auckland every 30 minutes from 9.00am. Last departure from Waiheke is 7.15pm. Includes return ferry.
From US$45.61
Waiheke Island Explorer
This hop-on hop-off tour visits popular vineyards, beaches, and attractions on the island. Departs Auckland every 30 minutes from 9.00am. Last departure from Waiheke is 7.15pm.
From US$31.58
Explore Waiheke Island at your own pace, with all-day tickets for a hop-on, hop-off island explorer bus. Plan the perfect day with help from the onboard host, then see the things that interest you most, choosing from 8 stops near vineyards, galleries, beaches, and trailheads. This full-day Waiheke Island experience offers a personalized combination of nature, culture, and food, and departs from Matiatia every 30 minutes throughout the day.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Matiatia ferry terminal, where this island explorer departs every 30 minutes from 9am until 7:15pm.

Take a spin around the island as the driver shares a running commentary on Waiheke history and culture, or hop off at stops along the way. The 8 stops on the island explorer route are carefully selected, so you can see the best of the island in a single day.

Tour some of the 30 vineyards on Waiheke Island to taste locally-made wines, then visit one of the island restaurants for a gourmet lunch or dinner. There are picture-perfect beaches along the way, and trails that lead to sweeping views of the Coromandel Peninsula. Ask for tips on where to stop for the best shopping and galleries, then loop back to Matiatia, where you can finish the tour—or hop back on the bus for another trip around scenic Waiheke Island.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Disappointing option

Disappointed at this option. I️ don’t really feel you get your money’s worth. At $45 per person, I️ expected more. Multiple times we waited over 15 minutes past the scheduled time. At one stop, our guide told us the vineyard was open and it wasn’t...More

Thank suzicorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous day out

Although we are not wine drinkers, and were concerned about the amount of winery stops on the route, we have this trip a try. After catching the ferry from Auckland, which was an amazing 40 min ride in itself, we were met at waiheke ferry...More

2  Thank nickfreke
Reviewed 18 October 2018
One very good day spent at Waiheke. Thanks to the Explorer service.

I enjoyed every bit of my time that I spent on the island. The tour guides were all so nice and informative. They helped me plan my destinations to hop off describing what I could do. Plus, they were warm and friendly. I had some...More

1  Thank Sightseer825301
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hop on, hop off experience. The tour guides were great at providing you with information about Waiheke Island. It was a quiet day so at times we were the only people on the bus. This meant we were able to have a...More

2  Thank 288leah
Reviewed 21 June 2018
interesting experience

Overall I thought the experience was pretty good, The bus was tidy with nice art on the front, the information was formative and interesting, I thought the host did her job well and the staff was friendly, customer service was good although I thought more...More

3  Thank Nika R
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8 August 2018|
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Response from nickfreke | Reviewed this property |
The inclusive tour and ferry trip can be purchased at terminal 2 at the Auckland ferry terminal for around 40 and and leaves every half hour
7 August 2018|
Response from christine1354 | Reviewed this property |
Search under "fullers waiheke hop on hop off," and you can download the map for the bus route from the site.