Welcome to Bush and Beach

Bush and Beach help you make the most of your time in Auckland. We offer enjoyable and innovative guided tours in small groups in and around Auckland either on our scheduled day tours or private tours.

Post-lockdown is the perfect opportunity for groups of friends or colleagues to get together for a day out.  For 2020 we have sharpened our pricing for our group day out options – they are priced for a group of 10 or more but we are happy to quote for a smaller group. We are a carbonzero certified company (through Toitū) so if you travel with us you are travelling with a company committed to sustainability. If you want to charter one of our buses and drivers you can check out that option here.

Covid update October 2020 – We are open and running tours

Explore our scheduled small group tours

(For 2020 we are offering 20% off all scheduled tours – pricing shown includes discount)

Wilderness Experience Nature tour

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

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm


Hobbiton Express Day Tour

Small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton with lunch feast in the Party Marquee

Tour time: 7.00am - 3.15pm


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


Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour

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

Tour time: 7.00am - 7.00pm


Kumeu wine and cheese afternoon tour

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

Tour time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm


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


Coast & Rainforest Walking day tour

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

Tour time: 10.00am - 5.00pm


Best of Both Worlds Tour

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

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.30pm


Hobbiton and Hops Journey

A day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set and afterwards visit the Good George Brewery in Hamilton who make the beer for Hobbiton.

Tour time: 11.00am - 9.00pm


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


Auckland craft beer tour

Spend the afternoon visiting some of the best craft brew bars in the region. We do the driving so you can all try the beers - we include a great lunch as well.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.15pm


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


Due to the operational nature of the tours below we can’t offer the 20% discount for 2020 for these tours.

Exclusive Access Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Exclusive Hobbiton tour for the ultimate fan - exclusive second breakfast in the Green Dragon and see areas not available to other tours.

Tour time: 6.00am - 2.00pm


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


Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the Hobbiton movie set - departing Rotorua, drop off Auckland. Includes lunchtime buffet feast in the Hobbiton Party Marquee.

Tour time: 8.00am - 3.15pm


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


Auckland city sights & Waiheke Zipline delights

The best of Auckland city in the morning and a ferry ride to the famous Waiheke Island to zipline in the afternoon.

Tour time: 9.00am - 5.15pm


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 35 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.

Read more about our private tours

Why choose us?

We have been operating for over 36 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.

“We’ve taken multiple tours on bush and beach, always great small group with great guides! Wayyy better than the bigger tour companies” Trip Advisor Review 2018

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.

Auckland Day tours

36 years of small group tour experience

Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 36 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.

Sustainable Tourism in New Zealand

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.