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Bush and Beach

770 reviews
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Bush and Beach
Bush and Beach help you make the most of your time in Auckland – we offer enjoyable and innovative small group guided tours in and around Auckland. We will help you find out about Auckland city or explore the stunning rainforest and beaches of Auckland’s west coast. From Auckland we have daily tours to Hobbiton movie set, Waitomo caves, beautiful Coromandel or a range of vineyards. From hotel pick up to drop off our guides will keep you entertained and informed while our fleet of modern vehicles makes sure you are comfortable throughout your tour. With over 30 years of experience we can help make your time in New Zealand unique and unforgettable
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45 reviews
Discover the beaches, rain forest, and gorgeous landscapes of the Coromandel Peninsula on this small-group full-day tour from Auckland. Trip highlights include the Hauraki Gulf and Cathedral Cove, a train ride through a native kauri tree forest, and fashioning your own thermal bathing pool at Hot Water Beach. Cover a lot of ground as you learn about the region's history and wilderness from your local guide.
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$263.88 per adult
142 reviews
Spend an afternoon visiting top natural attractions, including Black Sand Beach, in the Waitakere Ranges and the North Island’s rugged west coast on a tour from Auckland. Stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for views that stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, and hear commentary from your guide about Maori history and New Zealand’s wildlife. This guided tour showcases the great outdoors just outside of Auckland.
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$109.66 per adult
224 reviews
A visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must for fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. This tour lets you venture even further into the mythical world of Middle Earth with a guided tour followed by a Hobbit-themed drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and lunch at the Green Dragon Marquee.
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$209.04 per adult
47 reviews
See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
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$171.35 per adult
57 reviews
Experience the highlights of Auckland on a city sightseeing tour in the morning combined with an afternoon wilderness experience in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Learn how Aucklanders live and play as you explore the City of Sails with an informative guide. Then discover native flora and fauna on a beach stroll and forest walk, including a glimpse of the North Island’s giant kauri trees.
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$161.07 per adult
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings so visiting Hobbiton was a must for our visit. This was a fantastic day. We especially liked having a drink in the Green Dragon (they had two types of ale, a cider, and a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank edgarnteri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip to Hobbiton. Would highly recommend this particular experience and vendor. They gave a great history of the area and this complemented the private tour without much overlap. Door to door service. Great breakfast in the Green Dragon after the tour.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank M1chaelG17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience! Our driver Daimian was incredibly knowledgable about New Zealand history and told us such interesting and informative stories about the country and the land on our way to and from Hobbiton, not to mention he was just a really awesome guy and great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time visiting Hobbiton on Monday, July 8, 2019. Hotel pickup in Auckland was very timely and convenient. Our bus driver Wayne was so informative and entertaining, and he made the trip that much better. Hobbiton is definitely worth it and is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our half day. We were picked up right on time from our hotel and our driver and guides, Stephan and Norm were terrific. They were knowledgeable and kept us all entertained throughout the tour. They were flexible with the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Anne L
KrystleBT, Owner at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review and are thrilled that you enjoyed our Wilderness Experience tour with Stefan and Norm. Even if the weather is inclement, the tour is terrific fun! Safe travels home. Ben

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super-informative! This tour is the reason I gladly pay for guided tours. While it is lovely to just look at sites, having such a depth of history and context makes travel enriching.

Thank travelingwhile0ld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this company. The ride out there was great, Wayne is very entertaining. I don't have a bad thing to say about the entire experience.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JBridger89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the wilderness experience with Bush And Beach. It was such an amazing tour and definitely exceeded my expectations. I choose to do this tour because I was able to see the outskirts of Auckland and see the rainforest/beach areas that are so different,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MATTFTRAVELS24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't think twice about booking a visit to Hobbiton with this tour company. Genuinely is a small group. Comfortable modern transportation. Hotel pick-up exactly on time. Wayne was our driver on this particular day, he was full of jokes and stories, and gave us a...More

Thank Jusraff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, wonderful experience. Picked up right at our hotel, joining 6 others who were also touring. Our driver, Damian, was fabulous. He gave wonderful insight into New Zealand, Matamata, Hobbiton, and the Alexander family. We had timely stops for drinks and toilet, both before and...More

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jessicamblais
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Ben T | Property representative |
Hi.....We pick up from all the major accommodations within the inner Auckland city area. We can advise you of a suitable pickup point when you book. Thanks .
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juliecR8045SN
January 27, 2017|
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Response from KrystleBT | Property representative |
Hi Julie, We cannot promise a waterfall but we do endeavour to visit one on each trip. Thanks Krystle Bush and Beach
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Gail W
January 4, 2017|
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Hi there, We are fully booked for these dates but if you wanted to email us with your contact details we can let you know if seats become available. Sorry I am unable to share an email address through this portal but you... More
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