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Bush and Beach

Henderson, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
64 9 837 4130
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Ranked #6 of 112 activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Bush and Beach is Auckland's premier small-group tour company. Daily award-winning tours take you to Auckland's coastal rain forest, wild black sand... more » Owner description: Bush and Beach is Auckland's premier small-group tour company. Daily award-winning tours take you to Auckland's coastal rain forest, wild black sand beaches, untamed Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula and now HOBBITON. Our experienced guides provide an interactive, unforgettable experience, including walks in lush rainforest, on awe-inspiring surf beaches, to lush wetlands and beautiful waterfalls. « less
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Cumming, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived in Auckland from Atlanta, Georgia via San Francisco, California jet-lagged and ragged from driving on the "wrong side" of the road into Auckland while colliding with the morning rush. Right on time our guide Wayne arrived at our hotel and patiently waited a few minutes while we got our collective wits about us. He then took us on... More

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KrystleBT, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your great review and we are so pleased your enjoyed your day with Wayne. The Best of Both Worlds tour (a morning Auckland City tour and afternoon Waitakere Rainforest and black sand beaches tour) you mentioned is the perfect way to combat the long flight jetlag! Thank you again for the great review and we... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our travel agency itinerary already had Bush and Beach day trip to Hobbiton included for us. My husband and I were excited for this tour as we loved all the LOTR and Hobbit movies. The Shire was actually a pretty big area to walk around and the ginger beer was delicious at the Green Dragon Pub. I wanted to compliment... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our afternoon rainforest and west coast experience tour stands out as one of the highlights of our trip. We realise now after having been on some of the "other cheaper tours" that other reviewers mentioned that we enjoyed a very special afternoon. Our guide Alexander was a godsend - so much so if we had the luxury of more time... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a great tour, which I was fortunate enough to book at short notice. The early morning start from Auckland meant that we were one of the first groups to arrive before the crowd built up - the trip was timed very well. Our driver David was informative and friendly. Hobbiton is very charming and a must-visit for any... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was excellent! Our tour guide Sean was the excellent and very knowledgeable!! It was the best!!! Our tour guide Sean was very knowledgeable and he far exceeded my expectation!! Even if it was a half day tour Sean provided for well timed stops to wander! Plus he provided our group with a great perspective of local knowledge! The half... More

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Brisbane
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Just got back from the half day wilderness tour. Our guide David was very knowledgeable (about lots of things!) and very friendly and engaging. We had a lovely small group. The timing for the stops was good and the walk to the waterfall was lovely. Very enjoyable. Recommended.

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Long Beach, California
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Wayne's knowledge of Auckland's history, architecture and hidden gems is amazing. He personalizes the stories based on feedback from the visitors. Trisha, Our Bush and Beach coordinator and liaison, is personable, knowledgable and ensures the you get the tours that you want.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Spent a full day out, exploring the city of Auckland in the morning, then the bush and rain forest in the afternoon. What a great day, the tour guides were great, full of local knowledge. First trip to New Zealand and loved Auckland. Highly recommend this tour.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I spent a wonderful day in an organised trip to The Coramandel Peninsula. Good car, in a group of four, excellent timing to avoid the "crowd" at Cathedral Cove. And a very expert and nice guide. Excellent

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had a whole day tour with the guide Dawn from the Bush and Beach Tour firm and it was simply pleasant! Dawn showed me the city during morning and then the Waitakere ranges rest day. It was very scenic and a must do if you visit Auckland. Dawn was lovely, fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the tour!

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