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Address: Henderson, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 837 4130
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Description: Bush and Beach is Auckland's premier small-group tour company. Daily...
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.
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Coast and Rainforest Walk

The views were amazing and the guides were extremely knowledgeable. A great way to see the areas surrounding Auckland in a limited amount of time. It's also nice that the groups... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The views were amazing and the guides were extremely knowledgeable. A great way to see the areas surrounding Auckland in a limited amount of time. It's also nice that the groups aren't too large, makes for a better experience in my opinion.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our driver/guide was Dion who we found funny, friendly and yet knowledgeable for the drive down to Hobbiton. He was very appreciated because he didn't talk non stop on the trip which can get tiresome on a tour. Since it is a long drive, we made a stop each direction for us to buy coffee and snack if wanted. He... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a great day with Wayne. He kept you entertained and informed on the bus which was nice as most just let you watch the scenery go by without telling you anything. Had a great sense of humour. Hobbiton is not just for fans, it's a neat place to visit even if you haven;t read the books or seen the... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We spent all day touring the peninsula with guide Sean, who was knowledgeable, interesting, outgoing, and entertaining. The train ride, the scenery, and the drives were gorgeous, and the stop at Hahei Beach (instead of Cathedral Cove, a wise move decided by our particular group) was perfect: an ideal beach interlude. Sean timed Hot Water Beach perfectly, so we experienced... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We took this tour in early February 2015. We have taken a lot of tours of this sort in many countries, and this was one of the best we have ever been on. The hotel pick-up was on time and we were very comfortable on the small coach that was used. The driver and guide had excellent knowledge about the... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Took a tour with Bush and Beach Tours which I can thoroughly recommend. We chose the Auckland Shore Excursion, small group, Auckland City, which took around three hours. Our guide, Alexander, was excellent and we saw all the best spots of Auckland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a full day tour and we were exhausted when we got back to our condo, but it was all worth it. Kevin was an excellent guide, and we learned so much about New Zealand from him. The excursion is timed around the tides so you can hit Hot Water Beach at just the right time, but unfortunately we... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had a great time thanks to Dion our guide for the afternoon . Good knowledge and interesting facts about the areas visited . On a tour of New Zealand and this trip was an optional tour recommend by our tour company . The only negative and it is a big negative is the cost, at $145 it is not value... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What a way to spend an afternoon in Auckland. A guided tour (thanks Dion) of the Waitakare Ranges. Picked up from our central business Disrict hotel along with 5 other explorers. First stop fuelling station....no not petrol.... Pies... Simply delicious Then on to the Arataki centre to gen up on the regions flora and fauna . We were treated to... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Small group with more personalised attention from tour guide Warren. Had a great time. Warren was interesting and knowledgeable about NZ. Cass the Hobbiton guide was also fantastic.

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