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Museum of Transport and Technology

For some Auckland travelers, the best part of the city is walking by the waterfront and perusing the rows of sailboats. For others, the best part of Auckland is touring the islands or heading out west to the coast. For aviation and locomotive ... 

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Gwenda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Enjoyed the flexabilty of the two routes. The driver on the blue route gave us additional information other than the commentary. Great way to see the highlights of Auckland if you have limited time and no transport. Would recommend

Doing what: Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Noel T W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Took you to places you couldn't reach by local transport loved the views from Mt Eden

Doing what: Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Catriona J M G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

I've used hop on, hop off in many cities and this was a little different - less frequent buses (one an hour or one per half hour) and the advantage that the two days need not be consecutive. The commentary was short and sweet, the stops well chosen and staff helpful. Really useful not just for 'orientaton' but also to get transport to attractions. Good value even if a little dearer than other places.

Doing what: Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Edith V

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

I love the tour. But, I was hoping for an open air transport.

Doing what: Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Stephen J

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2016

We arrived in Auckland on the Dawn Princess at the same time as the Voyager of the Seas so there were more than 5000 cruise tourists in port on one day. The Hop on Hop off bus was woefully underprepared for this. We took more than 40 minutes to board the bus at the first stop. By the time we boarded, the queue behind us was much longer than when we had joined it, so those clients would have had an even longer wait than we did. The lots more buses are coming did not arrive. Passengers were not able to join the bus at subsequent stops as the buses were already full. After spending time at Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium we rejoined the bus, but some of our party were disinclined to leave again in fear that we would be spending our day in very long queues standing at bus stops in the rain. The extremely long queue at the Museum justified this fear so we skipped the blue circuit entirely and continued on to Skytower where we left the bus and continued our sightseeing on foot. The theory of the Hop on Hop off bus is good, but in practice without enough buses to allow people to actually hop on and off it is a very inefficient way to see Auckland. In our particular case it just ended up being expensive transport to the aquarium. I'm sure someone should have known there were 2 ships due in port and more buses should have been ready early in the day. If passengers had been able to easily get onto buses at the beginning they would have been more inclined to get off again at the various stops and the whole procedure would have run much more smoothly.

Doing what: Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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