• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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A hop-on hop-off bus tour of Auckland is a great way to see the vibrant city when you’re short on time. After your ship pulls into port, use your unlimited Day Pass or Family Pass on a shore excursion to the ‘City of Sails.’  Buses depart every 30 minutes, with stops near the cruise port. Enjoy the flexibility and ease of creating your own sightseeing itinerary as you’re free to hop on and off at your leisure. Listen to audio commentary en route to Auckland's main attractions.


  • Auckland shore excursion hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit Auckland’s top 14 attractions
  • See Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland Museum, the Sky Tower and many more sites
  • Hop on and off to visit Auckland's top attractions
  • Listen to the interesting audio commentary
  • Not covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Auckland Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Auckland Harbour Bridge

This hop-on hop-off tour is the perfect way to explore Auckland, especially if this is your first visit to the ‘City of Sails.’ When your cruise ship docks, make your way to Philips Corner/Princes Wharf, located within a 5-minute walk. Step aboard a double-decker bus that offers unrivaled views as you traverse the city along two separate routes, each taking 1 hour to complete.
Sightseeing buses depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and include over 14 stops where you can hop off at major Auckland attractions including the Sky Tower, Parnell Rose Gardens, Auckland Zoo and Devonport Ferry. As you travel each loop, listen to a comprehensive audio commentary to learn about the sights.
You determine the time you return to your ship in Auckland; please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the tour and ensure your timely return to the port. This shore excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.


Customer Reviews

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour!

Marilyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We were in Auckland for just one day while on a cruise of Australia/NZ. The hop-on/hop-off bus is a great way to see a lot in a short period of time and then decide where you want to hop off for more exploration. In our case, we researched and booked this tour ahead of time and used it as a way to get to the Auckland Museum to see a Maori cultural performance/haka. The museum also happens to be the stop where you can transfer between the two tour loops, so we made use of that and completed both loops during the course of the day. I should also mention that the company did a very good job in preparing for 3000 cruise ship passengers being in town that day and they arranged for extra city buses that they chartered. So we were never troubled by waiting for a bus and then finding it full and having to wait for another. There were plenty of buses and plenty of seats all day long. Would highly recommend this as an easy way around town.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a very nice excursion. the hop on off stopped at the sites we were most interested in and therefore satisfied our sightseeing needs.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The tour was fine. It was a rainy day so was not able to see all the gardens. Liked that it came every 30 minutes instead of every hour. I like the hop on hop off buses as you get a great overview of the city. It was very convenient to the cruise ship terminal.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Well worth doing the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. Got to see much of Auckland.

Leslie Clive M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The booking, pick-ups and drop-offs all went very smoothly. Shame the weather didn't assist also, rained most of the day so a few of the stops were non-events as it was too wet to alight from the coach. The drivers on both the blue and red lines were very friendly and had helpful advice for us when we were looking for a specialty shop. A great way to get a general feel for the city of Auckland.

Marilynne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

great way to see the city

Heather G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

One day to look around Auckland while on a cruise. Get to see quite a lot, enjoyable and scenery fabulous.

Ron Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Good experience

Robyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was great as we could get on and off where we wanted but also got to see a lot of Auckland by doing the round trip and much cheaper than the other tours!

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