Kiwis guiding Kiwis

If you’re in Auckland, let us help you make the most of your visit or discover new treasures in your backyard.  At Bush and Beach we have a range of tours to help Kiwis explore a range of destinations within a few hours of Auckland City. Join us for a day trip to Hobbiton, Coromandel, the west coast beach of Piha, or for a craft beer or wine tour.  Alternatively, just tell us where you want to go and we’ll create a private tour and transport for you and your ‘bubble’ anywhere in the region.

Bush and Beach is a small, family owned business that has been running guided tours from Auckland for over 35 years. We have traditionally looked after international visitors and we are bringing that experience and expertise to these new ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ day trips. One of our aims is to support local businesses and environmental activities and by taking one of these day trips you will be helping do exactly that.

We have been proudly Carbon Zero certified for over 4 years and put our commitment to sustainability into practice in many other ways.  Our fleet of modern, comfortable vehicles and great team of knowledgeable guides are ready to help you explore.  Choose a tour below or call us anytime on  09 837 4130 or email us at info@bushandbeach.co.nz 

If you want to buy someone one of these day trips as a gift then you can use our gift voucher option – more information is here.

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Explore our day trips

Piha day trip

Day trip to Piha and the Arataki Centre, explore the Piha area with an expert.

Tour time: 10.00am - 3.30pm

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Hobbiton movie set day trip

A day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set, includes full tour of the movie set and a drink in the Green Dragon Inn.

Tour time: 11.00am - 7.00pm

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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

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Coromandel beaches day trip

Explore Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove on this day trip visiting the Coromandel east coast beaches.

Tour time: 8.00am - 6.00pm

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Auckland craft beer tour

Afternoon visiting some of the best craft brew bars in the region. Includes lunch.

Tour time: 12.30pm - 5.15pm

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Auckland 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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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

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Coromandel coast and railway day trip

Explore the Coromandel Peninsula's west coast and travel on the scenic Driving Creek Railway. Also includes visiting Coromandel township.

Tour time: 8.00am - 5.30pm

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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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Private tours – staying in your family or group bubble

We understand that some people may want to stay in their family or group bubble in which case you can hire an experienced local driver and vehicle through Bush and Beach and make up your own private tour.

This is a popular option for people wanting to explore wineries or craft breweries in the area. We can take your group golfing or just for a day out at the beach if that’s what you want. We are also nature experts so if you and your family want a fun and educational nature experience in the Waitakeres we can arrange that too – find out about the nature and geology of the region (Like homeschooling but out and about!).

If you have any questions simply fill in the enquiry form or phone us on  09 837 4130.

Where could we take you?

If you are looking for inspriration for where we could take you and your family or group on a private day trip, then here are some ideas:

Goat Island glass bottom boat in Leigh: glassbottomboat.co.nz

Bay of Islands dolphin and hole in the rock cruise: dolphincruise

Visit the Matakana area – amazing wineries and beaches to choose from: Matakana

Do the Te Henga walkway – we drop you off at one end and pick you up at the other: tehengawalkway

Find a golf club, book a tee time and we can take you there and back: Golf

Go horse riding at Pakiri Beach: Pakirihorseriding

Cathedral cove glass bottom boat tour: Cathedral Cove boat

Raglan day out with a visit to the Bridal Veil falls: Raglan Bridal Veil Falls

A day out in Rotorua: visitRotorua

Go Karting at Hampton Downs: Hampton Downs

If you have any questions simply fill in the enquiry form or phone us on  09 837 4130.

Rest Home Special Rates

If you have a group in a rest home or retirement village that want a memorable day out to somewhere in the region then our experienced guides can take you out in a safe and comfortable vehicle. We can take your group out to the beach at Piha or maybe a day out to Hamilton Gardens. With your private group tour you decide the destination and we can make it happen. Just call us on 09 837 4130 to have a chat about it.