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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • 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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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.
What to Expect
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.
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

The ferry trip to Waiheke is great. Very scenic and comfortable ride. Great coffee on board too. We got a $10pp day pass for the island bus rather than the $40 hop on hop off as advised by a previous visitor to the island. It...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 5 May 2019

the price for transport from auckland: ferry NZ 40 + hop on/off bus NZ 20ish was quite steep. however, the driver and the guides have been been great. as it was the first day of the winter cycle it has been switched to the smaller...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sutyee21
Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Not sure I saw any more on the hop on hop off bus tour than I would have if I had just taken the island bus: I was cross that I was not told when I booked that none of the wineries which the bus...More

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Catherine-Fullers360, Front Office Manager at Fullers 360 Discovery Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thanks so much for the feedback! We will be sure to share this with our team to improve for the future.

Reviewed 1 April 2019

Waiheke Island itself is lovely, and our family really enjoyed spending the day there. The ferry ride was great and a fun experience in and of itself. I like the set up of a hop-on hop-off tour, and the stops were located in great locations,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank I138BOhollys
Reviewed 29 March 2019

great ferry ride to the Island and definitely if it is first visit there do the Hop on Hop off bus tour as they tell you all about the island - give you info about wineries and closing times which would be important to plan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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27 March 2019|
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Response from shantidevi1 | Reviewed this property |
Waiheke Island Guesthouse is very cool if you're looking for something unconventional and quintessentially 'Waiheke'. It's a bus ride from the ferry.
8 August 2018|
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Response from nickfreke | Reviewed this property |
The inclusive tour and ferry trip can be purchased at terminal 2 at the Auckland ferry terminal for around 40 and and leaves every half hour
7 August 2018|
Response from christine1354 | Reviewed this property |
Search under "fullers waiheke hop on hop off," and you can download the map for the bus route from the site.
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