Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour



  • Most flexible and cost-effective way to experience the island's best wineries, beaches, restaurants, and more

  • Explore at your own pace, stopping in 18 locations

  • Scenic 1.5-hour loop tour of the island

  • Informative commentary from your driver on the bus

  • Freedom to hop on & off as many times as you like


Combine your ferry travel with the most flexible and cost-effective way to explore Waiheke's highlights with a bus pass that makes navigating the island a snap. With the freedom to hop on and off the bus at conveniently located stops, discover the island's vineyards, restaurants, beaches, and seaside villages full of galleries, shops and cafes at your own pace.

Catch the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, and board the bus at the ferry terminal. Kick back in your seat and enjoy the views from your double-decker seat as you begin your ride around the island. At any of the stops along the way, you're free to disembark and explore local attractions. Relax on the golden shores of Onetangi Beach, delve into the island's history at the Waiheke Museum, or sip on fine red and white wines at renowned wineries like Mudbrick and Stonyridge.

If you prefer, simply stay on board the bus for a scenic tour of the island. Enjoy your hop-on hop-off privileges into the early evening before catching the ferry back to the mainland.


  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass of Waiheke Island

  • Unlimited rides within the duration of your pass

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Bus opening hours are 9:55 AM–6:15 PM daily. Last departure is at 4:55 PM. Between May and September, buses depart every 60 minutes. Between October and April, buses depart every 30 minutes. Each loop lasts approximately 90 minutes.

  • Ferry opening hours vary; please check before you go. The ferry ride from Auckland to Wahieke Island takes approximately 40 minutes.

  • Please be ready and waiting 20 minutes prior to your selected ferry departure time.

Hours & Pricing

  • Ferries to meet this tour depart Auckland on the hour from 9.00am – 4.00pm daily. Tours start: at 10.00am from Matiatia and run every 60 minutes until the last drop off at Matiatia is at 6.30pm. 

  • No tours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day

  • Duration: Go at your own pace, but we recommend at least half a day, including ferry travel

* Price valid until 30th September 2019


         Downtown Ferry Terminal (Pier 1 & Pier 2 Ticket Office)

           Matiaia Ferry Terminal, Wahieke Island







How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.