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Auckland Hop On, Hop Off Explorer - 24 Hour Pass

Discover Auckland's best loved attractions with a 24 Hour hop on hop off explorer bus pass!

Discover Auckland's best loved attractions with a 24 Hour hop on hop off explorer bus pass!


  • Discover some of Aucklands best loved attractions at your own pace!
  • Glass roof Double Decker bus lets you explore in any weather
  • Convenient and easy - hop on and off wherever and whenever you like!
  • Includes a return ferry trip to the seaside suburb of Devonport
  • Two routes to choose from with regular departures during the day!

The Explorer Bus is an easy, fast and stress-free way to discover the incredible city of Auckland! Simply hop on and hop off the Explorer Bus WHEN you want and WHERE you want.

Our convenient service will take you to some of Auckland’s best loved attractions onboard our New glass roof double deckers, allowing visitors to explore Auckland in comfort no matter the weather. All passes include a return ferry trip across the harbour to the beautiful seaside suburb of Devonport.

Our buses are also equipped with free onboard wifi and multilingual commentary, including a kids’ channel.

Red Route:

Red Tour buses depart from Stop 1: Viaduct Harbour / Princes Wharf. First bus from Queen Street/Civic Theatre is 9:40am. First bus from Sky City is 9:45am.

• Bastion Point & Mission Bay Lookout

• Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

• Parnell Rose Gardens

• Holy Trinity Cathedral

• Auckland Museum

• Parnell Village

• Civic Theatre

• Sky City

• Philips Corner / Princes Wharf

Blue Route:

Our Blue Tour starts at 9.30am from the Auckland Museum and terminates back at the Auckland Museum at 4.30pm which connects with the last Red Tour bus back to the city centre.

• Winter Gardens

• Eden Garden

• Mt Eden

• Eden Park

• St Lukes Westfield Shopping Centre

• Auckland Zoo

• Motat


Our Red and Blue tours have regular departures throughout the day.

First bus departs 9:00am | Last bus departs 4.00pm | Terminates at 5.00pm. We operate 365 days a year.

November to March: every 15 minutes from all stops

April/October: every 20 minutes from all stops

May to September: every 30 minutes from all stops



*****If you don't have access to a printer you must write your ticket number with Bookme beside it on the paper, your name, time and amount.

The driver MUST have this on a piece of paper (or printed ticket) - Drivers will NOT accept the ticket by being shown it on your phone screen******

Adult $45.00
Child $20.00


  • Vouchers may be redeemed at any time during the day of purchase. Vouchers are date specific and you must use your voucher on the day that you booked for. Please also note that you must print off your Bookme booking confirmation.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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James from Canada wrote on 15 March 2020

Bus tour

Very good tour and value for money

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ejazza from India wrote on 16 February 2020

Explore Auckland with explorer Bus

Great way to explore Auckland. Thank you Bookme for the amazing deal.

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Mary from Australia wrote on 05 February 2020

Fantastic tour

A great way to see the sights. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent commentary along the way with some personal touches.

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Sharon from Australia wrote on 09 February 2020

Big disappointment - stopped service before 5pm

Very dissapointed with this service provider. We started journey at Civic Centre, Auckland and went one stop, got off at a 'temporary' stop (due to road works preventing access to normal stop closer to the Ferry Jetty). Went on ferry to Deavonport (magnificent tour had) and then returned to the stop be were dropped off at (as instructed by the driver who dropped us off). Waited from 3.50 until 4.25pm (with others) for a bus to come along. The female driver was ubrupt, told each waiting passenger a different story..eg Her last stop and going back to bus terminus - no time to talk; said another bus was coming; then said another bus wasn't coming; then told us we were at the wrong bus stop and should have been elsewhere for pickup. Shut the doors on us - then we alerted her to the fact that she still had passenges sitting up the top of her bus...she got out of her seat and asked them to leave and shut doors while they were trying to ask why they weren't able to be taken to their stop, etc...she wasn't interested in helping - left a young mother and her child stranded and we tried to help them the best we could. The poor lady asked if we could help her find a taxi, etc. Such poor form from the bus driver and company. We paid for a full 24 hour service for one (1) bus stop ride, with no service from 3.50. I will send email to the company when I get home, to give them a chance to refund at least one of our tickets...prior to posting this review on TripAdvisor!!! I have taken photos of the bus stop with the signage for the bus - which the driver denied was a bus stop.

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Tanya from Canada wrote on 27 January 2020

Bad timing

I bought a ticket for January 14. That was a mistake. Apparently there were several tour ships in town at the same time and the company just kept selling tickets which they did not have capacity for. Somehow, I managed to get on a bus, but at every stop there were dozens and dozens and dozens of people waiting to get on the bus. It was raining. No one wanted to get OFF the bus, knowing that they would not be able to get back ON the bus. I ended up staying on the bus for the entire tour and not debarking at any of the stops where I had hoped to. It also took much longer than the loops normally do because at each stop the driver would have to apologize to those waiting, try to squeeze a few more on, and so on. It was a complete waste of my time and money. Another day, likely a great option to see the city. The competition hop on hop off- kiwi something (and with open top buses, too)- obviously did not oversell themselves and their buses always had capacity when they pulled up.

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