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.

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.

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 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.

Read more about our private tours

Explore our scheduled small group day tours

Wilderness Experience Nature tour

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

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm


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.

Tour time: 6.45am - 3.45pm


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 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


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. Due to road issues tour cannot run until 2024.

Tour time: 7.00am - 7.15pm


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


Best of Both Worlds 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


Private: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Kiwi house day trip

Small group tour from Auckland to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Otorohanga Kiwi house.

Tour time: 7.30am - 5.00pm


Auckland Wine Country with Lunch

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

Tour time: 12.15pm - 5.15pm


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


Private: 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


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


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


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


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.

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.

Partner Tours

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.

Private: Rotorua & Waitomo Deluxe Day Tour

Visit Waitomo glowworm caves and Rotorua's geothermal and Maori culture.

Tour time: 7.30am - 8.15pm