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.
Kiwis guiding Kiwis day trips for 2020
To support local tourism operators we have a range of day trips to look after Kiwis who are living in or visiting Auckland.
Our day trips offer a range of destinations within a few hours of Auckland City. They include trips to Hobbiton, Coromandel, the west coast beach of Piha as well as craft beer and wine tours. To find out more click here.
We will help you find out about Auckland city or explore the stunning rainforest and beaches of Auckland’s west coast. From Auckland we have daily small group tours to Hobbiton movie set, Waitomo caves, beautiful Coromandel or a range of vineyards. From hotel pick up to drop off our guides will keep you entertained and informed while our fleet of modern vehicles makes sure you are comfortable throughout your tour. With over 35 years of experience we can help make your time in Auckland unique and unforgettable.
We can organise a private tour for you and your group in and around Auckland and as far afield as Rotorua, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves or the Bay of Islands. With over 35 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.
Explore our scheduled small group day tours
Small group tour from Auckland to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Otorohanga Kiwi house.
Tour time: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Exclusive Hobbiton tour for the ultimate fan - exclusive second breakfast in the Millhouse and first tour on set.
Tour time: 6.00am - 2.00pm
Why choose us?
We have been operating for over 35 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
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Bush and Beach hold the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence which is given to tour companies that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.
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.
35 years of small group tour experience
Bush and Beach are celebrating running tours for 35 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.
As well as offering the tours which we run ourselves we have partnered with some other companies in New Zealand to offer tours in other areas such as tours out of Christchurch. These tours are not operated by Bush and Beach but we know they are great quality tours you will enjoy so we are happy to offer them to you via our web site.