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Address: Auckland 0650, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-837 4130
06:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.

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Hobbiton Tour

This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We started with an early morning (6:35 am) pickup (thanks to driver Wayne) from our hotel in Auckland (before the hotel... read more

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20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We started with an early morning (6:35 am) pickup (thanks to driver Wayne) from our hotel in Auckland (before the hotel restaurant had started serving breakfast, so we were glad we stopped at the FirePot Cafe in Gordontown for coffee and muffins on the way). Our guide and... More 

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started out our trip with Bush and Beach for two days in a row. The guide we had (Geoff) was awesome. We went to the standard tour spots (which were amazing), but he also took us to many small areas which really enriched those first couple days. Don't hesitate to choose this tour company. You will not be disappointed!... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small group tour with an excellent guide that takes you into the hills, to breathtaking beaches and spectacular waterfalls. The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is less than an hour outside of Auckland and is a must see for visitors. Easily done by all ages, take your camera and walking shoes. Very memorable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Executive Summary: convenient, friendly driver, good lunch buffet, amazing tour; I would love to do it again I did this tour in January 2015 but it was without a doubt one of my personal highlights. You have to wake up fairly early but that is ok as you will sleep on the bus on the way to Hobbiton. Once there... More 

1 Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent two weeks in Australia and New Zealand, and the Hobbiton tour was on our last day. Wayne, our driver and tour guide, was standard bearer for which tour guides should be judged. He was delightfully funny, his knowledge of all things New Zealand was encyclopedic, and he could even share his knowledge of Maori language and culture... More 

1 Thank Kimpy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I traveled from the United States and felt so welcome. Our tour guide, Wayne, was the best tour guide we could've had. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and just a blast to get to know. His stories were great. The tour itself was out-of-this-world. Hobbiton is gorgeous; pictures don't do it justice. The buffet was delicious and... More 

1 Thank Ryan M
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the BEST tours in New Zealand! The tour guide/ bus driver was SO entertaining and friendly. The trip down could have been a long boring ride, but Wayne kept things interesting with his commentary on what we were seeing and the history behind things...and his hilarious stories and "dad jokes". The tour was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Hobbiton is... More 

1 Thank Marlene B
The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience with Bush and Beach was very good except for the pick up in the morning and the sandwich stop on the way out. We were told that they would pick us up at the side entrance of our hotel while in actuality they picked us up across the street from the front entrance to the hotel. If we... More 

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BushandBeach, Owner at Bush and Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and we are glad that you enjoyed the tour. We decided to stop the bus in front of the hotel (instead of the side entrance) as we took a last-minute booking from elsewhere so the flow changed and we did not wish to keep you waiting (or inconvenience the passengers on board)... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour yesterday, and had a beautiful day! The tour guides were knowledgable and enthusiastic about the various sights and stops. I am 6.5 months pregnant and found the tour was suitable for me in terms of the amount of walking and the pace. I particularly enjoyed the black sand beach!

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BushandBeach, Owner at Bush and Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and we are glad that you enjoyed the Wilderness Experience tour. Our guides are certainly very passionate about their jobs and the environment which they work in and I am thrilled that this is reflected in your feedback. More 

Martinsville, Indiana, USA
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide for the Bush and Beach tour of Hobbiton was excellent. Kevin arranged so the tour arrived quite early avoiding most of the crowds from other tours. The local guide was extremely knowledgeable and well suited for the visitors. Our tour included a buffet style lunch at the Green Dragon and very good.

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