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Bush and Beach

Auckland Central, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
+64 9-837 4130
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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, Hobbiton and Waitomo area. 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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Auckland Central, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
+64 9-837 4130
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The family and I had a great time the walk to the falls was beautiful and our guide great information plant life in the area. The black sand beach was amazing with the surf and rock formations. A must see if you are in the...More

1  Thank Taylor W
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Rob showed up at our hotel the morning of our tour and told us we were the only ones on board that morning (the bonus of winter travel). Our tour turned into a wonderful 3 hour private historical, political, and contemporary review of the city....More

1  Thank c0rkd0rk
BushandBeach, Owner at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our Auckland City Revealed tour and we will be sure to pass your generous comments onto Rob. All the best.

Reviewed July 17, 2016

Aside from the Hobbiton tour which was already wonderful, experiencing it via Bush and Beach made the tour price worth it. We made the trip from the Shire's Rest cafe into the set itself using the van we rode in on from Auckland, unlike most...More

1  Thank JCGagni
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The early access small group tour is more expensive but so so worth it. We had a group of 10 and we were the first in the park for the morning so we had the whole place to ourselves. This meant we could take as...More

1  Thank MollyDSimpson
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Hobbiton tour through Bush and Beach from Auckland, and we absolutely loved it! Our tour guide, Rob, was very knowledgeable about the city of Auckland as well as Matamata, where Hobbiton is located. Even if you are not...More

1  Thank Isabelle W
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We took recently a most enjoyable “wilderness experience” tour by the "Bush & Beach" Agency in Auckland. We started from our Hotel (the Langham) and in spite the rainy weather we had a very nice afternoon tour thanks largely to the guide, John, and the...More

1  Thank GAGGreece
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I cannot compare to the other tours offered. But went with the advice of Ben in the office as to the best choice for only one full day of touring in Auckland. This was our first trip to New Zealand and our first tour once...More

1  Thank BarbRowe
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Well, I don't consider myself a huge fan, I love books and movies though and since I've read the books and seen the movies (LOTR, not Hobbit yet), I definitely wanted to see Hobbiton. Bush and Beach was a company my colleagues used a few...More

Thank Anna P
KrystleBT, Owner at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2016

Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to review our Hobbiton Express tour. Your are right, people don't have to be fans of the movie to enjoy the experience! All the best. Ben

Reviewed June 26, 2016

The driver is excellent. Geoff gave us a verbal tour of the country going to Hobbiton en route. I will use Bush and Beach tours again for other tours.

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

I did the Best of both World tour. The morning part was Auckland city highlight. The commentary was great. The guide Rob was pleasant, easy to approach and knowledgeable. The tour only stops at specific places such as Mt. Victoria (view is amazing). In the...More

2  Thank Kunbi A
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Julie C
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
January 4, 2017|
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Response from KrystleBT | Property representative |
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
Jennifer L
September 18, 2016|
Response from BushandBeach | Property representative |
Good Morning Jennifer, Yes our tour just visits Hobbiton. We cannot pick up from the Waldorf St Martins as access is quite tight for our vehicles but we can pick you up from the lower lobby of the Langham Hotel which is... More