We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Auckland 0650, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-837 4130
Website
Today
06:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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, 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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$109.91*
and up
Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland
More Info
US$58.62*
and up
Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour
More Info
US$212.49*
and up
Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 438 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 379
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
It was a half day trip to theWaitakere Ranges

What a great day. We went to the Aratski Centrewhich overlooks Managua Harbour. What a great view. Then went to see the Karekare Waterfall , we had a 40 minute walk through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mary H
,
Adelaide, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

438 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 426: English reviews
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great day. We went to the Aratski Centrewhich overlooks Managua Harbour. What a great view. Then went to see the Karekare Waterfall , we had a 40 minute walk through bushland and then on to Piha Beach - a black sand Beach. Another great place for photos David our guideand Alan the driver were great fun. Both of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary H
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
119 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We greatly enjoyed our 5-hour excursion to the Waitakere Ranges and Piha beach. Using a small van, we were able to travel on some narrow curvy roads which large busses would have been unable to navigate. The scenery was fantastic, and a highlight was our walk through the "bush". Seeing the trees and plants in their lush, natural habitat was... More 

Helpful?
Thank majorswede
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bush and Beach was the best tour we went on in New Zealand. Only a small group of us in a smaller coach/mini bus. The guide was very good and knowledgable about the country side. He gave us a running commentary on our way to the movie set. Hobbiton was well worth the long drive there and back. Would recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carol E
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide David and driver Warren were outstanding. They kept us informed at all points along the way, and had an extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area. This tour was well worth the money!

Helpful?
Thank dt43147
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland with our wonderful driver Geoffrey and great tour guide David. The sights were fantastic, and the Hot Water Beach was really cool! One tip...if you get car sick, keep in mind the drive is long and windy. Overall it was an amazing day, and they took great care of us!

Helpful?
Thank kvoss90
KrystleBT, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your great review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your day. Also thank you for the great tip! The drive up the coast is quite windy and we do recommend people prone to car sickness do plan ahead for this. All the best, Krystle More 

Sandown, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic afternoon discovering Piha Beach and the Waitakere Ranges. Dawn our guide was great, she was friendly, informative, knowledgeable and passionate about telling our small group knw all about the great New Zealand flora and fauna. Would recommend to all.

Helpful?
Thank Sean M
New Jersey
Level Contributor
418 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the half-day "Wilderness Experience". Our guides were very knowledgeable about the nature parks and plants that we encountered within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. The excursion started with a stop at the Arataki Nature Trail. The tour included a nice refreshing box-type lunch with sandwiches, fruit and a pastry dessert. We spent a few minutes at the Visitor's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roobydoo5
Boulder
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took an all day tour with Bush and Beach and it was one of the best excursions on our NZ trip. There only seven people on the trip. The best thing about the tour was Sean, our guide. He was super knowledgeable about what we were looking at and it clearly came from his passion for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ColoradoRunner21
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great service from this team, we had a small group of 5 ppl, lucky for us. its an early start and a 2 hour drive but its definitely worth it as the set gets busy later in the day. we had a pleasant and friendly guide, shout out to Mike:)

Helpful?
Thank meera505
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Bush and Beach's wonderful tour of the Waitakere Ranges, black sand beaches and rainforest. Our very knowledgeable and courteous tour guides, John and Warren, shared a wealth of information regarding the history of the area and the natural environment. We even had a chance to taste the best local meat pies in town. It's a half day... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ChrisnKim419

Travellers who viewed Bush and Beach also viewed

 
Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
 

Been to Bush and Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bush and Beach and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Bush and Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?