Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

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Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke Island with a 1½ hour scenic tour plus unlimited bus travel for the rest of the day. It’s a great way to make the most of a day trip to Waiheke, offering you flexible and cost effective transport and introducing you to the island's best sights.

Our guide to Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

Once a sleepy backwater, Waiheke gained a reputation for being a hippie haven in the 1960s and the first vineyard was established in the late 1970s starting, what is now, a bustling artisan wine industry on the island. Today, millionaires and hippies alike call the island home, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, protected environment, lovely beaches and magnificent scenery.

A 40 minute cruise takes you across the Hauraki Gulf to Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island. On arrival at Matiatia Wharf, board a modern coach and hop on and off as much as you like at any of the tour's 15 convenient stops. Or if you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a 1.5hr scenic tour of the island.

Accompanying your local driver, a friendly host will deliver engaging commentary about the island's history and culture, plus share insider tips to help plan your day.

There are so many ways to customize the Hop-on Hop-off tour to your liking.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

  • Present your voucher at ticket offices located at Pier 1 or Pier 2 and be exchanged for tickets no later than 30 minutes prior to sailing.
  • Rough or bad weather may cancel cruises.
  • Although there's not a great deal of walking involved (unless you want to!), it's a good idea to bring water, sunscreen and a hat, as the island can get very hot in the summer. A comfortable pair of shoes is recommended.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

  • What should I wear?
    Although there's not a great deal of walking involved (unless you want to!), it's a good idea to bring water, sun screen and a hat, as the island can get very hot in the summer. A comfortable pair of shoes are recommended.