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Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Activity provider: Fullers Group

Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Activity provider: Fullers Group

From US$ 48.67 per person

Expereince the beauty of Waiheke Island on a ferry ride from Auckland. See the local sights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour to 16 destinations like the Mudbrick Vineyard and the Cable Bay Vineyard.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Hop on and off as many times as you like at 16 unique attractions
  • Stop at iconic island wineries including the Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard and more
  • Cruise the sparkling waters of the Auckland Harbor on the return trip to Waiheke Island
Full description

Discover the magic of Waiheke with a combined ferry and hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel from Auckland harbor on a ferry and board a double-decker bus to attractions like Oneroa Village, Oneroa Beach, and several local wineries.

It’s the most flexible and cost-effective tour option on the island, introducing you to the island’s top spots. Hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 16 convenient stops, which include vineyards, beaches, and restaurants.

If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a scenic tour of the island. The buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard, and more. The knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an on-board host, ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary as you travel around and you can get all the local tips and tricks for how best to enjoy Waiheke.

The Explorer Hop-on Hop-off departs from each location approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day in summer and every 60 minutes throughout the day in winter.

  • Return ferry tickets from Auckland to Waiheke
  • Day-pass for the Waiheke Hop-on Hop off tour
  • Winery tastings or tours

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Meeting point

Start your tour at Auckland Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour does not operate on Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day
  • Tickets are valid for the date that you select
  • All vouchers must be presented to the ticket office and exchanged for boarding passes 30 minutes prior to sailing
  • The ferry departs from Auckland every 30 minutes from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 327 reviews

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Awesome experience the hop on bus was very reliable and excellent customer service the guide was very helpful We learned about Waiheke Island during our trip. We feel valued and the places we been was stunning. We will higly recommended it to our families and friends Well done to your team V, Dennis Jason and the Argentinian bubbly lady.

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February 11, 2021

The tour guides meet the ferries and walk people to the buses. The commentary is excellent and the scenery fantastic. The only downside for me as a non alcohol drinker is most of the stops were wineries. This is probably because of the amount of wineries on the island. I was wondering if a bit more historic reference could be put in as well.

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December 23, 2020

Great option to visit the island from downtown Auckland. The Hop on Hop off bus comfortable and go to beautiful towns and vineyards on the island. The place reminds us a lot like Catalina Island in California. Waiheke Island is a must visit for anyone who are visiting Auckland. The ferry provides a wonderful safe ride to and from the island. Very convenient operating throughout the day.

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March 13, 2020

Product ID: 105619