About us

Bush and Beach is a small privately owned company which specialises in small group tours and sightseeing. We have been operating for over 30 years and are the longest running eco tour company in New Zealand.

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides are second to none and provide an interactive, unforgettable guided tour experience so that you get the most out of your time in New Zealand. We can take you to the off the beaten track places, give you great photo opportunities and give you insights into the history of New Zealand, our nature and how New Zealanders work and play.

We are based in Auckland and have full day and half day tours departing every day (except Christmas Day).

Around Auckland

We explore the delights of Auckland with a unique tour of the city sights or you can see nature at its best on the doorstep of our city. We have tours to Auckland’s lush coastal rainforest and the black sand beaches of the rugged west coast.

Cathedral Cove on our Coromandel Tour

Further afield

We also go further afield to places such as Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula or Great Barrier Island. We can look after all your land-based tours in Auckland.

Hobbit hole at Hobbiton


Our Hobbiton tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must for anyone who is a fan of the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. Our Hobbiton Express Tour goes daily to the largest green movie set in the world.

Food and wine

If food and wine are your passion then our wine tours can give your senses an exhilarating day out to Matakana or Kumeu.

Award Winning Tours

Bush and Beach won the Small Business Operator of the year for 2016 from the New Zealand Tourism Export Council. This is the latest in a string of awards and recognition for the company.

eco tour

Caring for the environment

By coming on our tours you help to fund the work we do protecting our environment. You can read more about our environmental commitment here. We also love to share with our guests information about the nature around us on our eco tours.

Bush and Beach Office staff

Office staff

If you have any questions or want to make a booking our friendly office staff are always happy to help and can answer any questions you have about our tours.

High Quality Vehicles

We have a range of modern, comfortable vehicles for our tours. All vehicles are air conditioned and maintained to the highest standards. Our vehicles all have a sound system for our guides so you can clearly hear the commentary and the vehicles are small enough and quiet enough that you can ask questions throughout the tour so you get to find out what you want to know. We believe in our tours being interactive and having our guides talking with you rather than at you. Our informative and entertaining guides are there to make your guided tour a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Industry Organisations

Bush and Beach are members of a range of organisations within the New Zealand Tourism industry, here are the links to some of them.

Tourism Exporters Council New Zealand

Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

Qualmark – Endorsed Visitor Activity

Eco tour NZ gold award

Qualmark – Enviro Gold


When we won the TECNZ award we were asked to make a video to say what it would mean to us if we won. As we have a sense of humour this is the video that we made.