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Auckland Explorer Bus

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See Auckland's top attractions with a 24 or 48 hour bus pass and hop on and off where you want. All passes include a free Devonport ferry ticket! Visit attractions including Kelly Tarlton's, the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Sky Tower.
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Auckland Central, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this tour today and as it last for 24 hours I’m hoping to do a little more in the morning maybe just to the shopping centre. Both the people near the sky tower were really nice when explaining all about the tour and we...More

1  Thank Monique140968
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Monique140968, It's great to hear you were happy with the service and found the trip to be so easy. Thanks for your recommendation! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great way to see Auckland. I hopped on and hopped off many times. Good commentary. I recommend it.

Thank Denis L
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Denis L, It's great to hear you enjoyed the commentary and your day of sightseeing. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the bus service to be excellent and it provided for all of our tourist needs in introducing us to the city. We booked online and on the day we wanted to take the ferry first to make the most of good weather, but...More

1  Thank WestAussie_54
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Westaussie_54, Thank you for providing this advice for others visiting Auckland. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service with us. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As per the bulk of TA reviews this is a great intro to Auckland, the audio in English was pitched pretty spot on (don't know about foreign language option), quite informative with lovely kiwi bent to add some local flavour. Some good stops in the...More

1  Thank Stephen C
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Stephen C, Thanks for your great feedback about the commentary and our driver's skill. We're glad it was a relaxing time! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this bus. Goes same routes as public transit but don't have to worry about where to get off at. There was not as many stops as other cities I have visited so don't know if I'd do it again but enjoyed none the less....More

1  Thank Courtney T
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Courtney T, We're glad you experienced helpful service from our drivers and enjoyed your bus ride. Thank you for your feedback! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on a 48 hour pass and it turned out to be a good decision as we decided on Auckland Zoo as our first stop. Auckland turned on some lovely winter sunshine so we spent hours there and only had time to visit the...More

1  Thank Catrob60
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Catrob60, We're glad you had some of our better winter weather on your day of sightseeing and found is a great value and easy experience. All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The explorer bus does bring you around to all the tourist spots. However, I think since our visit was during the off season, a lot of the buses might not have been operating that day? According to the brochure, the buses would be arriving every...More

Thank Choco A
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Choco A, We're sorry you weren't satisfied with this experience, perhaps you would enjoy a summer experience so do please try again! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We started with the Red Tour (Princes Wharf), and stopped off at the Parnell Rose Gardens, and then at Holy Trinity Cathedral; both wonderful places to visit. At the Auckland Museum, we switched to the Blue Tour, and got off at the zoo. We had...More

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Professional-Pilgrim, We're really pleased you enjoyed the places you visited! All the best for your future travel, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic! Staff extremely helpful! Took me to all the “must-see” things to do in Auckland! Added Sky Tower and Kelly Tarlton’s (penguins were so cute) as upgrades! Mt. Eden was breathtaking! Worth riding both the blue line and red line.

Thank Annabelleroxy
GrayLineNZteam, Marketing at Auckland Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Annabelleroxy, It's great that you found the staff so helpful and enjoyed the attractions! All the best for your future travel, Amanda and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus

Reviewed 8 July 2018

I would recommend the hop on hop off bus. We bought a ticket for 2 days. Some used the second day and some did not. I did find some parts of the ticket flow over to a third day. We did take advantage of the...More

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elainalh
8 August 2018|
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Response from alkat762017 | Reviewed this property |
U can visit SkyCity Tower at the Skycity Hotel or take one of the tours on the Explorer Hop on Hop off bus in Auckland. Visit Devonport Naval Musuem or Takapuna and take in the views of the city and harbour.
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GoPlaces467707
16 June 2018|
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Response from GrayLineNZteam | Property representative |
Kia ora, Our closest stop to Avani Metropolis is our Queen Street / Civic Theatre stop, outside the Civic Theatre, Wellesley Street West. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Auckland Explorer Bus
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GoPlaces467707
16 June 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
It looks like it is either stop 8 or 9 on the Explorer Bus Red Route. #8 is the Civic Theatre on Queen Street which Google maps shows as about a 7 minute walk from Avanti Metropolis. #9 is the Sky Tower on Victoria Street... More
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