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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Auckland Central, New Zealand

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Waiheke Island
  • See the island on your own
  • Get tips from the onboard host
  • Choose from 8 stops around Waiheke
  • Departs from the Matiatia ferry terminal
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Tour escort/host
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

12:00 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
6 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Every 30 mins on weekends and Every 60mins on weekdays. First departure from Matiatia off the 9am ferry. Last loop in time for the 7.00pm return ferry.
Auckland Central
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
Surfdale Road
Cable Bay Lane
Onetangi Road
Carsons Road
[ s p a c e ] art gallery
The Strand
Cable Bay Lane
Waiheke Wine Centre
Points of interest passed by on this route
Mudbrick Vineyard
 
Oneroa Beach
 
Stonyridge Vineyard
 
Batch Winery
 
Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery
 
Rangihoua Estate
 
Wild on Waiheke
 
Waiheke Wine Centre
 
Waiheke Museum and Historic Village
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Fullers Group LTD

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We also had lunch at one of the winery, not cheap but worth it." See review
  • "This bus is a great way to learn about the island, lots of info about this beautiful place." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Lovely relaxing tour
Carol_R
, Apr 2020
The Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on-Hop-off Tour was excellent. It was very relaxing, riding the bus and deciding which wineries you personally wish to visit. The driver gave some helpful information to aid you in your decision. It was also a beautiful ride through the island. I would recommend this way to visit Waiheke Island.
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star-3
We earned our wine!
Star_L
, Feb 2020
There was a lot of walking involved for the wineries we chose. Otherwise, the commentary was informative.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Kia Ora Star, thanks for getting in touch. I'm glad to hear you found the commentary informative! All of our drivers are locals who know the island really well, so I'm happy that they were able to pass some of that knowledge on!
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star-5
Beautiful island
slleigh
, Feb 2020
Most beautiful destination. We found a fabulous beach covered with shells. Ferry was fine and bus was good with good commentary. Buses only ran every 30 minutes so there was some waiting around. Definitely worth a visit.
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First visit to Waiheke Island.
helenwoolgar22
, Jan 2020
It was our first time and very enjoyable. We had a wonderful time and the island is beautiful. The tour guides are very friendly and made you feel welcome. They are accommodating as well. I think that more busses are needed closer to going home time. We waited for more than an hour at stop 13, because the bus was full. This was a bit frustrating. In conclusion our first trip to the island was amazing.
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Waiheke hop on hop off
Sharonju
, Dec 2019
Great concept. Very congested at the port. Needed two buses there. Not easy to find the stops along the way. Not well signposted. Generally very good guides. Stops are well organised. Not a necessity in the island. We only took it four times and walked the rest. Could have used public transport.
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star-5
Lovely trip to the Milford Sound with a friendly and informative tour guide
nirvanaayesha
, Nov 2019
I really enjoyed my trip to the Milford Sound with a friendly and informative tour guide, a must see place when you visit the South Island
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star-3
I hope you like wine.
licklelilli
, Nov 2019
This bus is a great way to learn about the island, lots of info about this beautiful place. I imagine if you like wine this is an amazing day out as the majority of the stops are at wineries. Despite not liking wine at all i'm still glad we did this tour as there are also some lovely viewpoints included in the stops. The staff were also lovely :)
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Kia ora! Thanks so much for your review of our Waiheke Hop On Hop Off bus service. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the island and that you were able to see some of the beautiful sights Waiheke has to offer. As Waiheke Island is known for it's vineyards and beaches we do focus on these a lot but I'm happy to hear you were still able to enjoy the tour and our staff. We hope you'll choose to travel with us again in the future!
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Great
Pathfinder74707
, Jun 2019
The ferry journey view is great. Waiheke Island is a recommended and Interesting place to visit if you like nature side seeing.
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star-3
Smelly old bus
linhughes63
, Mar 2019
We enjoyed our day on Waiheke island but I did find the bus smelly of fumes. The sculpture trail started a long way from the bus stop too. Could the bus have gone closer, while the trail was on for the month.
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Wonderful Day Trip
mamavsc
, Jan 2019
The Hop on/Hop off bus worked really well. The tour guide gave us great advice on where to stop given the fact my mom was handicapped. My mom and I had a beautiful time at the beach and at a vineyard. We would strongly recommend this tour.
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Product code: 6194P6

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