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Piha named World’s best beach

Reviewers from the travel site Big7 have ranked Piha Beach as the worlds best beach – we agree! We have been running tours to Piha beach for nearly 40 years now sharing its beauty with thousands of visitors over the years. We head out every afternoon with our iconic Wilderness Experience tour. You can find […]

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Bagshot Row Opening

It was amazing to get an invite for a few of us to go to the grand opening of the Bagshot Row ‘Venture beyond the door‘ experience at Hobbiton. Now all of our guests get the chance to go inside a Hobbit hole on their tour.     There were of course special guests such […]

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Helping with a community planting

On the 18th August we helped the Auckland Council get over 500 native plants planted in the Kakamatura area near Cornwallis. With around 15 of our staff and Cameron the Park Ranger we got the planting done pretty efficiently. The plants were mainly Manuka, Cabbage Trees and native grasses to stabilise areas affected by flooding […]

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Help for our pest control work

We recently got some fantastic help from a NZ company to help us out with our pest control work around Piha. Cyclone Gabrielle in February caused extensive damage around the West Coast of Auckland and one of the things affected was our ability to check our predator traps that we have been using since 2014. […]

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Hosting journalists and media

It is always great to host journalists and media from around the world – we have such a wide range of tours available to choose from. Elle magazine in Quebec decided to join our wilderness experience tour and gave us a mention in their recent publication – here (and yes you can google translate it […]

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11 Years of running daily tours from Auckland to Hobbiton

Bush and Beach has officially been running daily tours from Auckland to Hobbiton for 11 years. We work closely with the Hobbiton team to make sure you get the most of your time at Hobbiton & are proud to have been running tours to one of New Zealand’s top attraction for such a long time. […]

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Welcome return of tourists

The announcement regarding the reopening of New Zealand’s borders in April and May is a breath of fresh air after a tough couple of years for the tourism industry. At Bush and Beach we are looking forward to welcoming overseas visitors back. There was a recent article in the NZ Herald where our Managing Director […]

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Bus and Coach Association Article

  Ben was recently interviewed for an article by the NZ Bus and Coach Association about how tourism businesses have had to pivot to stay afloat – you can read the full article here.  

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NZ Herald article and Newstalk ZB

Our managing director was interviewed for a NZ Herald article – you can read the full content here Ben was also interviewed on Newstalk ZB – the link to that interview is here  

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Working with Woven Earth

Since late 2020 we have been fortunate to be working with a charity organisation called Woven Earth. Woven Earth furnish the homes and lives of families that have fled domestic violence situations. When the borders to NZ closed due to covid we converted some of our tour buses into delivery vans (we took the seats […]

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