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 run tours as far afield as Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo and the Bay of Islands.

Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 37 years, so when you book with us you know you are booking with a company that has plenty of experience. We are committed to sustainable tourism, supporting local communities and the environment.

MAY 2022 UPDATE – ALL OF OUR TOURS ARE RUNNING*

*Subject to minimum numbers

Explore our scheduled small group tours

Hobbiton Express Day Tour

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set - includes lunch at Hobbiton. Special price of $236 Sat 21st or Sun 22nd May

Tour time: 7.00am - 3.15pm

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Wilderness Experience Nature tour

Easy afternoon tour to Piha beach and rainforest. Amazing views and nature.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and Waitomo caves - including lunch at Hobbiton. Special price of $296 for Friday 20th May.

Tour time: 7.00am - 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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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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Coast & Rainforest walking day tour

An indepth day in nature with ancient rainforest, waterfall and beaches. Special price of $212 for Friday 19th May

Tour time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Hobbiton and Rotorua day tour from Auckland

Visit the Hobbiton movie set followed by visiting the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and experience Māori culture.

Tour time: 7.00am - 6.30pm

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Kumeu wine and cheese afternoon tour

An afternoon wine tour - tastings at some of our oldest wineries and a vineyard platter. Only 20 minutes from Auckland City.

Tour time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

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Coromandel Day Tour

Explore the Coromandel Peninsula's beaches, nature and world famous scenery. Includes Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove and scenic Driving Creek Railway

Tour time: 7.00am - 7.15pm

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Best of Both Worlds Tour

Auckland city and nature tour showcasing the variety and scenery of Auckland.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Great Tastes of Matakana

Enjoy the best of Matakana - two wineries, including Brick Bay, where you have lunch and a wander around their sculpture park. You then visit a Chocolaterie for dessert.

Tour time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

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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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Bay of Islands day tour from Auckland

Explore the Bay of Islands - includes the Hole in the Rock and dolphin cruise, also visit historic Russell or the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (extra charge).

Tour time: 7.30am - 8.30pm

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Early Access Tour to Hobbiton with Second Breakfast

Exclusive Hobbiton tour for the ultimate fan - exclusive second breakfast in the Millhouse and first tour on set.

Tour time: 6.00am - 2.00pm

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Hobbiton and Weta Workshop Unleashed Experience

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton, followed by the Weta Workshop Unleashed tour in Auckland

Tour time: 7.00am - 7.00pm

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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 and drink in the Green Dragon

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. Includes lunch at Hobbiton.

Tour time: 8.00am - 3.15pm

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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: 7.00am - 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, Waitomo Caves and the Bay of Islands. With 37 years 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 37 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 tours 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.

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.

“Great professional and friendly tour company” Trip Advisor Review 2020

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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 have over 10 years of guiding and driving experience. 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

2020 Travellers choice

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Bush and Beach hold the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for 2020 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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37 years of small group tour experience

Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 37 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 2,600 plants.