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Bush and Beach

Open today: 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Auckland Central, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
+64 9-837 4130
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2011

my mom and I did the Wilderness Experience, which takes you through an afternoon of seeing the Waitakeri Ranges rainforest, black sand beaches and unique bush areas. we started out going to to the Arataki Visitor's Center, then went to a fantastic waterfall, took a...More

6  Thank Curly61761
BushandBeach, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2011

Hi there, We are so glad you and your mom had a great day out with us! The Waitakere Ranges are a little slice of paradise and it is great to be able to share it with others! We hope you see you again next...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 March 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...More

2  Thank John S
KrystleBT, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

Hi John, Thank you for your response. Our tours are run with a maximum of 16 passengers (and when it goes above 12 passengers we run with 2 guides as was the case on the day you travelled). As we run this tour on days...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alex & Demian did a great job, nice experience, beautiful Places, small group , highly recommended tour operator

Thank F5046WValejandrog
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only had a few days in NZ/Auckland and was very torn as to what to do on my last day, and I'm so glad I chose this. Just a short drive and you're in a lush area of sub tropical forest, walking around and...More

Thank icklenellierose
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I toured with David and it was a great day. Awesome scenery, cliff views and waterfalls. He was knowledgeable about local flora and fauna and the native people. Lunch was delicious at a local restaurant.

Thank H2675VQlindas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Max group size 6 (we had 3), meaning there is space on the bus and the tour is not encumbered by a large number of people. We had 6 stops (including lunch), 4 walks with quality vistas and flora/fauna information, refreshments in addition to lunch...More

Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic tour, one of our most memorable experiences! Although it seems like it's a bit on a pricier side, it's so worth it and we're so glad we did it. We had an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide named Sean. He pretty much knew...More

Thank NatashaS1281
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

David picked us up at SkyCity and we started our journey. As stated in the highlights, we started with a delightful lunch at Soljans Vineyard. I had the portobello salad and my wife had chicken. Both were excellent choices. David, our guide, was excited about...More

Thank Ducati_ST2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted a chance to walk in the rainforest of New Zealand and this tour provided an excellent opportunity to do that. We were picked up at 12:12 pm in a very comfortable van by our guide, David, and driver, Allen. We first visited...More

Thank martomsak
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really was a Wilderness Experience, a good number of about 14 in a small van which was very comfortable, tour guide was very knowledgeable, everything was spot on I could not fault it and would use this company again.

Thank 353irenew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Wayne was extremely knowledgeable, absolute awesome guy, and extremely funny. This wilderness tour is a perfect appetizer to get an introductory taste of what the north island of New Zealand has to offer although I'm sure there's so much more to see...More

Thank KhoaDoanPhotography
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dawn and Wayne were excellent guides and drivers for this trip, very informative, putting everyone at ease with their humour.

Thank Margaret H
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11 June 2018|
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 .
28 January 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
5 January 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