Travel with the leaders in sustainable tourism

If you are visiting Auckland we help you make the most of your time. We offer enjoyable and innovative guided tours in small groups in and around Auckland either on our scheduled Auckland day tours or private tours. We also run daily tours to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves.

Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 39 years, so when you book with us you know you are booking with a company that has plenty of experience. We are committed to regenerative and sustainable tourism, supporting local communities and the environment.

Explore our scheduled small group tours

Hobbiton Express Day Tour With Lunch

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set - includes exploring the inside of a Hobbit home and lunch in the Party Marquee at Hobbiton. Special price of $300 this Monday 15th July.

Tour time: 6.45am - 3.45pm

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Wilderness Experience Nature tour

Easy afternoon tour to Piha beach and the rainforest. Amazing views, nature and Māori history.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Day Tour with Lunch

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and Waitomo caves - including lunch in the Hobbiton Party Marquee.

Tour time: 6.45am - 7.00pm

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Auckland City Revealed Tour

Explore the history and sights of Auckland City - an easy morning small group tour. Learn about the Māori history and get some great photo opportunities.

Tour time: 9.00am - 12.00pm

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Auckland Wine Country with Lunch

Afternoon Auckland wine tour visiting some of our oldest wineries set in beautiful nature. Includes a vineyard lunch and 3 winery tastings.

Tour time: 12.00pm - 5.15pm

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Coast & Rainforest walking day tour

An indepth day in nature with a guided rainforest walk, black sand beach and coastal views. Lunch is also included.

Tour time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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A Taste of Auckland – City and Wine Tour

An Auckland city tour in the morning, followed by vineyard lunch and wine tastings at 3 local wineries in the afternoon.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.15pm

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Best of Both Worlds – Auckland City and Nature Tour

Auckland city tour combined with a nature tour to the black sand beach and rainforest of Piha - a great introduction to Auckland and NZ.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the Hobbiton movie set - departing Auckland, drop off Rotorua. Includes full Hobbiton tour, lunch in the Party Marquee and drink in the Green Dragon

Tour time: 6.45am - 2.30pm

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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

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

Tour time: 8.00am - 3.45pm

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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton and Waitomo

Small group tour from Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton and Waitomo caves with lunch feast in the Hobbiton Party Marquee

Tour time: 8.00am - 7.00pm

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PRIVATE TOURSPrivate nature tour

We can organise a private tour for you and your group in and around Auckland and as far afield as Rotorua, Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves With 39 years of experience we can arrange a private tour for any size of group, from individuals, couples, families to large groups. If you are spending a few days in Auckland we can arrange a varied itinerary for you over those days.

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Why choose us?

We have been operating for over 39 years and are the longest-running eco tour company in New Zealand. We have won many awards including Best Small Tourism Company in New Zealand. Bush and Beach are a small family owned company who are leaders in sustainable tourism and are proud of our sustainability commitment which you can find here. Some of the money from your booking goes straight back into local environmental initiatives.

With our small group tour sizes and knowledgeable and experienced guides you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and find out what you want to know. We will look after you in our small comfortable air conditioned vehicles with plenty of legroom.

Free Cancellation policy – You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the booked tour for a full refund – learn more

Our office staff can help you with any enquiries you might have and help you choose the tour that’s right for you. We will reconfirm all tours with you the day before so you don’t  have to worry about pick up times.  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.

“The guides were super friendly and informative. Everything ran like clockwork. Pick up and drop off was easy.” Trip Advisor Review 2023

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Modern Vehicles

All of our vehicles are luxurious, modern and well maintained. Our vehicles have more leg room than regular buses, easy access steps and plenty of storage space. Quiet interiors make it easy to talk with your driver/guide.

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Flexible options

Having a range of vehicles gives us the flexibility to choose the most efficient and suitable vehicle for each tour. Our smaller buses can often get to locations that larger buses can’t get to. We have vehicles from 3 to 21 seats. For higher numbers we simply use more buses.

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Professional, friendly guides

All of our trained guides love looking after our guests. They love to share the stories and history of NZ and look forward to helping you make the most of your time in and around Auckland.

Qualmark Gold award holders

A Qualmark Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do.  A Gold Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination

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Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Bush and Beach hold the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for 2024 which is given to tour companies that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% on Trip Advisor.

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.

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39 years of small group tour experience

Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 40 years, so when you book with us you know you are booking with a company that has plenty of experience. The first tours we ran were our Wilderness Experience tours to the black sand beach of Piha which still runs every afternoon.

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Helping the local environment

Every booking made with Bush and Beach helps the local environment. We use some of the money from your booking and use it to fund local pest control and also to plant native plants in our local communities. To date we have planted 3,100 plants. When booking our tours you can opt to pay an extra $5 which we match, meaning a native tree will get planted in Auckland through our Trees That Count scheme. (Since starting in 2022 we have had 337 trees planted).