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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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    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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    All reviews return ferry ferry ride was great the bus wineries stops waiheke route schedule board nz info winery
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    First day in Auckland and this was recommended as a must do activity, and I have to agree..... We wanted the convenience of a knowledgeable local but the freedom to go at our own pace and the explorer ticket is perfect for this. Thanks Dylan...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ladyspacemonkey
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A great visual trip regardless of commentary, but the guide Dylan provided a lot of helpful insight and was incredibly funny to boot. A wonderful experience

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jonnilicious
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a useless service. It does the same routes as the public transport and is a lot more expensive. You can just buy an all day public transport pass for 20% of the price.More

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    Catherine-Fullers360, Public Relations Manager at Fullers 360 Discovery Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hiya, thanks so much for your review. We're really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Waiheke Explorer. While our public buses do cover some of the same routes, the Hop-on Hop-off provides live commentary and a bit more information about the Island which is...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We bought the return ferry and hop on hop off tour to Waiheke Island for NZD 65 pp. Convenient way to see the island and the tour guide was very informative. The beaches were almost deserted this time of the year and afforded wonderful views...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank petaling44
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Given the winter/wet weather, we decided to buy the $60NZD package at the Auckland Ferry Building which gave us round trip transport via ferry to Waiheke Island, and the access to the Hop On, Hop Off buses all day. We started out by taking the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Smaim
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    adeleswart
    March 26, 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.
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    py8148
    August 8, 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
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    py8148
    August 6, 2018|
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    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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