Hop-on and hop-off at any of our dedicated Auckland Explorer Bus stops along the tour route, using your 24 or 48-hour pass. 

Purchase your ticket online and present the confirmation email to the Auckland Explorer Bus street sales ambassadors at Stop 1 or 2 to redeem your bus pass. Keep it in a safe place and show it to the driver each time you hop back on the bus.

Ticket availability is restricted per day.  To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking online prior to departure.


Our hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour includes the Red Inner Tour route which starts and finishes at our main Downtown Auckland stop.

The Red Inner Tour covers downtown and central Auckland plus eastern Auckland highlights, including the Sky Tower, Auckland Art Gallery, Newmarket, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium.

Along the route, you will learn about the history of this diverse modern city and what makes Auckland one of the world’s most desirable places to live. Our entertaining commentary is provided in English. 

The Red Inner Tour takes approximately 70 minutes to complete a full, non-stop loop.


Our tour departs regularly throughout the day, every 30 minutes from all stops*.

Red Inner Tour Timetable:

  • First bus departs at 9 am from Downtown Auckland stop (Stop 1)
  • Last bus departs at 4 pm from the Downtown Auckland stop (Stop 1)
  • Last tour terminates at 5 pm at the Downtown Auckland stop (Stop 1)

Are you staying in the CBD? The first bus from Stop 2 departs at 9.05 am, and the first bus from Stop 3 departs at 9.10 am.

*timings may vary due to traffic conditions