Overview

See the best of Auckland with a Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour taking in all the top sights! Board the Auckland Explorer Bus and visit the city’s most popular attractions. Hop on and off whenever you like and catch the next bus as it comes around the route.

Auckland Explorer Bus has two intersecting routes – the Red Tour and Blue Tour– which meet at the Auckland Museum. Each route takes one hour to complete non-stop. Buses depart every 15 minutes in summer, every 20 minutes in April and October, and every 30 minutes in winter.

Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour pass and take your time seeing Auckland’s top highlights. Both passes include both the Red and Blue tours, PLUS a free return ferry ticket to Devonport.


The Red Tour visits:

  • Viaduct Harbour/Waterfront
  • Bastion Point lookout
  • Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
  • Parnell Rose Gardens
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Auckland Museum
  • Parnell Village
  • Queen Street/Civic Theatre
  • Sky Tower and SkyCity

The Blue Tour visits:

  • Auckland Museum
  • Domain Wintergardens
  • Eden Garden
  • Mt Eden/Maungawhau
  • Eden Park (drive by only – no stop)
  • St Lukes Shopping Mall
  • Auckland Zoo


Tour includes:

  • Hop on Hop off bus tour
  • Regular departures along the route
  • Return Devonport ferry tickets
  • English commentary on board, plus multilingual headsets and a kids' channel
  • Operates 365 days a year

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Adult (Age 13+)