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“Tours of Aucklund, New Zealand”
Review of Bush and Beach

Bush and Beach
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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland
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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour
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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland
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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, 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.
Brooklyn, New York
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“Tours of Aucklund, New Zealand”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I used Bush and Beach for two tours. One around Aucklund and one for the surrounding countryside. Wayne and Alexander were excellent. Great knowledge of the tours and they pointed out everything. I was there for only two days but the tours helped me see many things I would have missed otherwise.
I would highly recommend them for your tours. I also thought the prices were reasonable.

Visited September 2012
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KrystleBT, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Hi Lawrence,
Thank you for your great review. So pleased you enjoyed your tours of Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges with Wayne & Alexander. Glad that you think our prices are reasonable and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Auckland.
Regards
Krystle
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I didn't know what to expect but we enjoyed our day tour totally. The morning we got an overview of the east part of Aukland. Seeing the sites where the "Kiwis" hang out. That was with Wayne our guide. The afternoon we switched guides and had Dawn who took us to the west side of Aukland. We saw a waterfall in which if it was warmer we could go swimming, we also went to the beach and the rain forest! It was a great tour!

Visited September 2012
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BenThornton113, General Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Fayzewayzer, Thank you very much for your positive review. Wayne and Dawn are both very experienced guides and I am pleased that they both gave you a great tour. Don't forget to drop us a line if you are ever back this way again. Regards
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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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“Really Nice Day”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I was in Auckland and found this tour to see some of the countryside via the Hilton Hotel bell man. Worked out great. Wayne was my guide and just wonderful insight.

Visited September 2012
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BenThornton113, General Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your great feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. The Waitakere Ranges and our black sand beaches are real hidden gems of Auckland.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Tastes of Matakana”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My partner and I just finished the tour of the matakana wine region and it was amazing. So close to Auckland made the trip out to the region bearable. We were lucky enough to have a priivate tour with just the two of us. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and we were surprised about the quality of wine being produced in this region. We also got to visit the Honey centre a chocolate factory, a pottery and a lovely farmers market in the heart of Matakana. We were very happy with the way he tour guide allowed us to tour at our own leisure. He also recommended a lovely restaurant for dinner which turned out to be the highlight of the trip! Very happy!

Visited September 2012
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BenThornton113, General Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thrilled to see that you had such an enjoyable time in Matakana and thank you for taking the time to post some feedback. People do not normally associate Auckland with winemaking but the Matakana region is a real sleeping giant and all just 50-minutes drive north of the city.
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Excellent Hobbiton Tour by Bush & Beach”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Loved the Hobbiton Express Tour. If you are a Tolkien fan, or not, do it. Dawn, the tour guide, was delightful. New Zealand is just the greenest most lovely country, and this tour takes you through plenty of those lovely green rolling hills. I had a lovely time, despite getting a bit spooked by a high walking track. (Dawn was great). The Hobbiton site is fantastic, and will soon be better, when they open the Green Dragon pub for meals and beers. I definitely want to go back.

Visited September 2012
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BenThornton113, General Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We started this tour down to the Hobbiton Movie Set back in July as there is a lot of interest in the movie set, 2.5 hours south of Auckland. The first movie premieres in Wellington, New Zealand, on 28 November this year so interest is bound to keep growing. Thank you for choosing to travel with Bush and Beach.
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