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Hop-on Hop-off Explorer Bus Tour & Return Ferry to Waiheke Island - Fullers360

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Fall in love with Waiheke Island as you explore the island's many beautiful locations at your leisure!

Highlights

  • Return ferry ticket plus Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Pass, so you can explore Waiheke Island at your own leisure
  • See all that Waiheke has to offer with 16 stops
  • Stops include wineries, art gallery, shopping, beaches and walks
  • Buses run every hour on Friday and every 30 mins on weekends!
  • Enjoy the scenic 1.5-hour bus route with informative commentary

Discover the beauty of Waiheke Island with a return ferry and day pass onboard the Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus.

With 16 stops at locations of interest, there is plenty to see and do including wineries, nature walks, cafes, art galleries, beaches and shops.

Your driver will provide interesting commentary and local tips - feel free to stay on board for the scenic 1.5-hour loop before deciding where to hop off first.

Getting to Waiheke from Downtown Auckland is easy with the Fullers360 Ferry, which takes approximately 40-mins each way. Our bus will meet up with the Ferry making getting here and back a breeze!

Hop-On Hop-Off Locations

  • Waiheke Community Art Gallery
  • Oneroa Village - Ocean View Road at Tui Street
  • Goldie and Kennedy Point Vineyards
  • Ostend shopping - 22 Belgium Street
  • Stonyridge/Te Motu/Wild Estate
  • Tantalus Vineyard/Waiheke Museum
  • Onetangi Beach - 3rd Avenue, Charlie's, Three Seven Two
  • Tantalus Vineyard/Waiheke Museum
  • Stonyridge Vineyard
  • Batch Winery/Waiheke Wings
  • Rangihoua Estate
  • Ostend shopping - by RSA
  • Goldie and Kennedy Point Vineyards
  • Oneroa Village - Ocean View Road at Tui Street
  • Mudbrick Vineyard
  • Cable Bay Vineyard
Adult Bus + Ferry $68.00
Child Bus + Ferry $35.00 (Aged 5-15 years. )
Infant Bus + Ferry $0.00 (Aged under 5. )
Family Bus + Ferry $206.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children - Full Value Price $206 if purchased individually - Discounts shown from this rate)

What's included

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Pass and return ferry ticket from Downtown Auckland

Location

  • Departing Auckland: Piers 11 & 12, Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street Auckland CBD.
  • Departing Waiheke: Matiatia Ferry Terminal or hop on at any of the stops.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Timetable - Friday:

    Ferry departs Auckland - 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

    Ferry departs Waiheke -12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

    Bus departs Matiatia Ferry Terminal -10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

    Bus returns Matiatia Ferry Terminal -11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.


    Timetable - Weekend:

    Ferry departs Auckland - 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm and 4:30pm.

    Ferry departs Waiheke - 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm.

    Bus departs Matiatia Ferry Terminal - 9:50am, 10:20am, 10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am, 12:20pm, 12:50pm, 1:20pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 2:50pm, 3:20pm, 3:50pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm and 5:20pm.

    Bus returns Matiatia Ferry Terminal -11:10am, 11:40am, 12:10pm, 12:40pm, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:10pm, 2:40pm, 3:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:10pm, 4:40pm, 5:10pm, 5:40pm, 6:10pm and 6:40pm.

  • Family Pass:

    2 adults + 2 children aged 5-15 years. Full value price showing if tickets are booked separately - discounts are shown from this rate.

Available Bookings from 24 May to 30 May 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 24 May
Wed 25 May
Thu 26 May
Fri 27 May
Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May

  • Adult Bus + Ferry$54.40
  • Child Bus + Ferry$35.00
  • Infant Bus + Ferry Free
  • Family Bus + Ferry$180.00

  • Adult Bus + Ferry$54.40
  • Child Bus + Ferry$35.00
  • Infant Bus + Ferry Free
  • Family Bus + Ferry$180.00

  • Adult Bus + Ferry$54.40
  • Child Bus + Ferry$35.00
  • Infant Bus + Ferry Free
  • Family Bus + Ferry$180.00

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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Kirsten Murphy from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2022

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Corrina Jamieson from New Zealand wrote on 23 May 2022

Excellent customer service

Awesome Experience, thank you

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biancar from New Zealand wrote on 22 May 2022

Great way to explore

The hop on bus experience was great. The drivers were friendly and the pick ups were reliable. The time you waited in between was pretty much perfect for my husband and me

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Josiah Parr from New Zealand wrote on 03 April 2022

A terrible experience

Imagine waiting in a que to be angrily dismissed by the driver who got very short with my mother in law, then to have to wait another 30 minutes for a normal bus to come and take us into town and then have to wait a further 45 minutes for the actual bus to finally come and for us to begin our day. Waiting for buses every hour rather than 1/2 hourly as advertised. The driver almost stalled on a hill and significantly rolled backwards, which is an automatic fail in gaining your bus license.My wife’s birthday plans completely ruined, by the time we got back to do the sculpture trail they were closing for the day and we had to beg them to take us. Honestly I wouldn’t recommend it!

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Lesley from New Zealand wrote on 16 May 2022

Fabulous day

Both the ferry and bus ran true to time, there was always plenty of room and the staff were cheerful and friendly

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Adult Bus + Ferry

    Child Bus + Ferry Aged 5-15 years.

      Infant Bus + Ferry Aged under 5.

        Family Bus + Ferry 2 Adults + 2 Children - Full Value Price $206 if purchased individually - Discounts shown from this rate

          Adult Bus Only

            Child Bus Only Aged 5-15 years.

              Infant Bus Only Aged under 5.

                Family Bus Only 2 Adults + 2 Children - Full Value Price $136 if purchased individually - Discounts shown from this rate

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