Welcome to Bush and Beach

Bush and Beach specialises in small group tours. We have been operating for over 30 years and we are the longest-running eco tour company in New Zealand. We have won many awards including Best Small Tourism Company in New Zealand. Below you will see our wide range of informative and unique guided day tours. Browse the tours below to find the one (or more) that suits you and we look forward to meeting you and helping you get the most out of your time in New Zealand.

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Wilderness Experience

Easy half day tour to Auckland's Waitakere Ranges - black sand beaches and rainforest.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm

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Hobbiton Express Day Tour

Visit the legendary movie set used for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies.

Tour time: 7.00am - 3.15pm

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Auckland City Revealed Tour

Explore the history and sights of Auckland City - an easy morning tour.

Tour time: 9.00am - 12.00pm

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Coromandel Day Tour

Explore the Coromandel Peninsula's beaches, nature and world famous scenery.

Tour time: 7.00am - 7.00pm

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Caves and Kiwi

Ruakuri limestone caves, glowworms and Kiwi birds - the best of Waitomo with a BBQ lunch.

Tour time: 7.00am - 6.30pm

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A Taste of Auckland

The best of Auckland city in the morning and the best of local wineries in the afternoon.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.15pm

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Best of Both Worlds Tour

Auckland City and nature combined showcasing the variety and scenery of Auckland.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Black Water Rafting and Kiwi

Black water rafting in Waitomo caves under glowworms plus a BBQ lunch and visit Kiwi birds.

Tour time: 7.00am - 6.30pm

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Coast & Rainforest Walk

An indepth day in nature with ancient rainforest, waterfall and beaches.

Tour time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Kumeu Wine Country with Lunch

Afternoon wine tasting at some of our oldest wineries, vineyard lunch and nature combined.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.15pm

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Great Tastes of Matakana

A full day of wine tasting, great local food and 21st century art and architecture.

Tour time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

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Great Barrier Island Day Tour

Unique nature and beaches a short flight from Auckland - A once in a lifetime trip.

Tour time: 6.45am - 6.15pm

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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the Hobbiton movie set - departing Auckland, drop off Rotorua.

Tour time: 7.00am - 1.30pm

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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the Hobbiton movie set - departing Rotorua, drop off Auckland.

Tour time: 8.00am - 3.15pm

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Early Access Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Get to Hobbiton movie set before the crowds arrive and have a special second breakfast.

Tour time: 6.30am - 2.30pm

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Private Tours

Let us work with you to put together your perfect itinerary to suit your time and tastes.

Tour time: To Suit

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Why choose us?

Bush and Beach offer a wide range of small group tours, mainly day tours from Auckland. The unique Waitakere Ranges rainforest and wild, west coast, black sand beaches are just a thirty minute drive from central Auckland. All the icons of Coromandel Peninsula, where Aucklanders love to holiday, can be reached in a day. Bush and Beach can take you to the Hobbiton movie set or take you on a food and wine tour.

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides provide an interactive, unforgettable experience of spectacular natural worlds. Walk with them on easy bush tracks among giant tree ferns, view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees, stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

Our office staff can help you with any enquiries you might have and help you choose the tour that’s right for you if you are unsure. Bush and Beach work closely with the Auckland hotels and offer city centre pick up and drop offs for all of our Auckland day tours.

Eco Tour NZ enviro gold award

Enviro-Gold award holders

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, Bush and Beach hold the highest Environmental standard that they have to offer and we pride ourselves on our sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Bush and Beach day tour trip advisor excellence certificate

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Bush and Beach hold the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence which is given to tour companies that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.

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Winner of Tourism Export Council award

Bush and Beach won the Small Business Operator of the year for 2016 from the New Zealand Tourism Export Council. The Council looked at all aspects of the company so when you book with Bush and Beach you know you are travelling with the very best.

Partner Tours

As well as offering the tours which we run ourselves we have partnered with some other companies in New Zealand to offer tours in other areas such as tours out of Christchurch. These tours are not operated by Bush and Beach but we know they are great quality tours you will enjoy so we are happy to offer them to you via our web site.

Rotorua & Waitomo Deluxe Day Tour

Visit Waitomo glowworm caves and Rotorua's geothermal and Maori culture.

Tour time: 7.30am - 8.15pm

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Alpine Safari (Partner Tour)

Travel through a sheep farm, ride a jetboat and relax on the Tranz Alpine train.

Tour time: 8.00am - 6.00pm

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Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour (Partner Tour)

Breathtaking scenery and see where Edoras was created for LOTR.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.30pm

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