Auckland bus hire

Explorer, an Auckland bus and coach hire company covering the whole of New Zealand

We are passionate about travel

Explorer Tours is a privately owned and operated company.Explorer Tours NZ Ltd was bought in September 2016 by Vikram and Anusha. Both Vikram and Anusha are passionate about traveling and providing excellent service to all our existing and new customers. Explorer was founded in 2001 by Darryl Cooper. Explorer Tours continue to provide great value travel for international travellers, sports & corporate groups not just around Auckland but New Zealand wide. The main depot is located in central Auckland. You will find our vehicles covering the whole country year round.

The Explorer story

The compass and Explorer logo represents ambitious travel and adventures to new and interesting places. We cater to International groups, Corporate travel and education based transport. Our customers come from all walks of life with varied interests. Being a New Zealand owned business, we often find ourselves assisting our customers to tailor make tour packages, setting up technical visits, activities, meals and accommodation.We love going to rarely visited places, trying new things, eating great locally produced food and sharing New Zealand’s splendour with like-minded people at leisure and in comfort. Our small team of dedicated staff come from all sorts of back-grounds, are always willing to help and each have their own interesting story to tell.

The Explorer brand is about personalised service and going the extra mile. Our office staff and drivers selected to work in our team all share this vision & all have a passion for travel.

Explorer is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Life-flight Rescue Helicopter and the Westpac Helicopter rescue services 2009-2015 inclusive, a portion of every hire is donated to this worthy New Zealand cause. You never know when you will need their help.

The most difficult step of any journey is the first