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Bush and Beach help you make the most of your time in Auckland – we offer enjoyable and innovative small group guided tours in and around Auckland. We will help you find out about Auckland city or explore the stunning rainforest and beaches of...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Auckland Central, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
+64 9-837 4130
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 July 2011

my mom and I did the Wilderness Experience, which takes you through an afternoon of seeing the Waitakeri Ranges rainforest, black sand beaches and unique bush areas. we started out going to to the Arataki Visitor's Center, then went to a fantastic waterfall, took a...More

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BushandBeach, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2011

Hi there, We are so glad you and your mom had a great day out with us! The Waitakere Ranges are a little slice of paradise and it is great to be able to share it with others! We hope you see you again next...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Had a great time thanks to Dion our guide for the afternoon . Good knowledge and interesting facts about the areas visited . On a tour of New Zealand and this trip was an optional tour recommend by our tour company . The only negative...More

2  Thank John S
KrystleBT, Front Office Manager at Bush and Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

Hi John, Thank you for your response. Our tours are run with a maximum of 16 passengers (and when it goes above 12 passengers we run with 2 guides as was the case on the day you travelled). As we run this tour on days...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I toured with David and it was a great day. Awesome scenery, cliff views and waterfalls. He was knowledgeable about local flora and fauna and the native people. Lunch was delicious at a local restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Max group size 6 (we had 3), meaning there is space on the bus and the tour is not encumbered by a large number of people. We had 6 stops (including lunch), 4 walks with quality vistas and flora/fauna information, refreshments in addition to lunch...More

Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fantastic tour, one of our most memorable experiences! Although it seems like it's a bit on a pricier side, it's so worth it and we're so glad we did it. We had an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide named Sean. He pretty much knew...More

Thank NatashaS1281
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

David picked us up at SkyCity and we started our journey. As stated in the highlights, we started with a delightful lunch at Soljans Vineyard. I had the portobello salad and my wife had chicken. Both were excellent choices. David, our guide, was excited about...More

Thank Ducati_ST2
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really wanted a chance to walk in the rainforest of New Zealand and this tour provided an excellent opportunity to do that. We were picked up at 12:12 pm in a very comfortable van by our guide, David, and driver, Allen. We first visited...More

Thank martomsak
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really was a Wilderness Experience, a good number of about 14 in a small van which was very comfortable, tour guide was very knowledgeable, everything was spot on I could not fault it and would use this company again.

Thank 353irenew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Wayne was extremely knowledgeable, absolute awesome guy, and extremely funny. This wilderness tour is a perfect appetizer to get an introductory taste of what the north island of New Zealand has to offer although I'm sure there's so much more to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dawn and Wayne were excellent guides and drivers for this trip, very informative, putting everyone at ease with their humour.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Best of Both Worlds tour and it was a wonderful day and way to experience Auckland. The tour was an excellent way to see many parts of the city from downtown to the north head with wonderful views all the way out...More

Thank EricCJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I travelled to New Zealand as an early birthday trip for him and this Hobbiton tour was his gift; and my god what a gift it was. Our small group was lovely; consisting of a few couples from various places through America,...More

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11 June 2018|
Response from Ben T | Property representative |
Hi.....We pick up from all the major accommodations within the inner Auckland city area. We can advise you of a suitable pickup point when you book. Thanks .
28 January 2017|
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Response from KrystleBT | Property representative |
Hi Julie, We cannot promise a waterfall but we do endeavour to visit one on each trip. Thanks Krystle Bush and Beach
4 January 2017|
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Response from KrystleBT | Property representative |
Hi there, We are fully booked for these dates but if you wanted to email us with your contact details we can let you know if seats become available. Sorry I am unable to share an email address through this portal but you... More