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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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HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! A great way to see New Zealand! Don't miss it!

Loved this tour! Our guides were Tony and Alex. This is the first time we have been to New Zealand and it was an awesome way to get an overview of what this beautiful country... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this tour! Our guides were Tony and Alex. This is the first time we have been to New Zealand and it was an awesome way to get an overview of what this beautiful country has to offer . . . all the way from beach to bush! The small bus picked us right up at our hotel in Auckland... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three days in New Zealand and wanted to see as much as possible. The Waitakere Ranges Wilderness tour by the Bush and Beach company was the perfect combination of sites, distance and diversity. We were picked up right at our hotel in a small bus. We had a total of seven people in our tour plus our excellent... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Best of Both Worlds tour so we did a tour of Auckland, then did the beaches and rain forest. The guides were very nice, knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus was clean and comfortable but everything was so rushed. We stopped at the Winter Gardens in Auckland for 30 whole minutes which was barely enough time to experience... More 

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

Hi Renae - thanks for your review and I am glad that you appreciated the handout map at the end of the tour. Re. the short stop for lunch, we want to show as much of our city and it's environs as possible to our guests hence the decision to encourage people to buy lunch at a local (and excellent)... More 

Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 7 and did a half day tour with Tamara & Wayne. There were a few other guests on the tour, but it was not crowded at all. Tamara & Wayne were both very personable, friendly, and humorous too! We were taken to many different places. thoroughly enjoyed the tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was excellent in every way, from pick up to drop off we enjoyed every minute. Taking the "back roads" to the Hobbiton movie set was a treat with the winding road through the surrounding farms. When we arrived at Hobbiton our tour was everything a fan needed to feel like they were actually in Hobbiton. The tour was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Was amazing walk between coastal and rainforest. Add in the in-depth knowledge of our tour guide, Kevin (aka Sam initially..haha) of areas we visited it was not only an incredible journey to see nature but a huge learning opportunity. He did an amazing job on weaving in history, the natural understanding and scenery that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was an absolutely amazing day. Well organised and stress-free. Bus driver, Wayne, was awesome. He was very funny and informative and kept us entertained for the entire ride. Will definitely use Bush and Beach for future tours I do in NZ. Would recommend to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hobbiton Tour should be on top of everyone's list of things to do in Auckland. We really love the small group tour because its more intimate - Mike our driver makes us feel comfortable, generous with side stories on the way to the site, and although we came from different countries we felt like we are a group of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day - Geoff, our guide was the best. Interesting, attentive, very friendly. Made our first day out in NZ the best. Would highly recommend this tour

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I participated in a day-long "Best of Both World's Tour." We enjoyed both the city tour and the tour of the rainforest and beach. The driver's running commentary was funny and very informative. We strongly recommend this company and this tour.

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