Discover Auckland's best loved attractions with a 24 Hour hop on hop off explorer bus pass!
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 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
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
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******
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
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