About us

In 1987, Mark Gibson and his father Douglas gutted and totally rebuilt an old double decker bus and the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus was born. In its early days this single bus linked only a few attractions, such as Kelly Tarlton's and the Auckland Museum, Parnell Village and Microworld (no longer operating).


 Mark Gibson


Over the years the company has grown to be one of Auckland’s leading sightseeing operations, linking all Auckland's top attractions in an easy Hop On Hop Off system that enables visitors to Auckland to enjoy the attractions in their own time.


 Doug Gibson


Many of Auckland’s attractions have come and gone but the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Buses have become an icon of Auckland in their own right. The fleet has expanded considerably over time and with over 26 years of experience in the business ensuring our customers have an enjoyable, informative and reliable scheduled service is paramount. We pride ourselves on our professional, friendly, value for money service.




Founder Mark Gibson at the wheel. 

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