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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour provided by Bush and Beach

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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour

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RM 761.46
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    188 Quay Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
  • 1
    Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Karekare Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercer Bay Loop Walk
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Kitekite Falls
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 5
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    188 Quay Street
    188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Pick up will be from the bus stop outside the PWC building (Price Waterhouse Coopers building bus stop (Stop #1346)), 188 Quay Street, Auckland at 9.50am. Please confirm this with Bush and Beach prior to the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off at the Price Waterhouse Coopers bus stop (stop #1346), 188 Quay Street
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Picnic lunch - please advise dietary requirements
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate level of walking ability required. Includes approximately 2 hours of walking
  • Please advise your preferred lunch choice in the special requirements box upon booking: chicken, roast beef or vegetarian
  • All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note: The walking includes stairs
  • Not recommended for travelers unable to walk stairs
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Nancy wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
I joined a small group on Wednesday , and definitey recommend this tour. Our guide Sean was the best! He is a former ranger who worked in the park for many years, and there was nothing he did not know. He was funny, although sometimes I was the only one who "got" his humour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sharon M wrote a review Apr 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently done this tour and found it to be excellent. Our tour guide Wayne was very informative and alot of fun. The rainforest was great and very interesting we also went to Piha beach with its black sand. All in all a Fantastic tour we would highly recommend doing this
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Date of experience: April 2019
Lynette M wrote a review Feb 2019
Buffalo, New York35 contributions53 helpful votes
Tamara and Wayne with Bush and Beach tours gave us an enjoyable, picturesque and informative tour of the rain forest and beaches surrounding Auckland, NZ. I liked that we had some free time off of the bus to enjoy walks along the beaches as well as a guided hike through the
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Date of experience: January 2019
2 Helpful votes
BibiTasmania wrote a review Nov 2018
Tasmania91 contributions30 helpful votes
A true, down to earth New Zealand nature experience . You feel you are with friends from the moment you are picked up until you are returned to your hotel. The caring, knowledgeable guides, share their love and pride in their country. We learnt about the origins of New Zealand,
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Date of experience: November 2018
martomsak wrote a review Nov 2018
Edmonton, Canada133 contributions54 helpful votes
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 the Arataki Visitors Centre. This is a
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Date of experience: October 2018
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Bush and Beach
Great professional and friendly tour company
A fabulous tour. Picked up on time (if a little early thank you), a fascinating trip down with plenty of informatio
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Bob H
Best of Both World tour - 8.75 hrs.
My wife and I went on this tour that includes visits to Mt. Victoria, Westhaven Marina, Arataki Visitor Centre, Pih
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I booked this tour for my birthday and it was honestly the best birthday I've ever had from start to finish. Our to
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Bush and Beach, the name itself is enough to tell you what you're gonna experience with them!! ;-)
Awesome really ! Everything is Perfect with them! You're gonna love to spend high quality time with them! Dawn, All
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A Beautiful Beach and Unique Rainforest Tour -Top of the List in Auckland
Richard and Kevin, our awesome your guides made this afternoon trip one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealan
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Great guides and a great way ti get a sense of Auckland
This tour was pre-booked for us as part of a package therefore we did not know what to expect so it was a real ple
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Wonderful day!
Kevin gave us a very detailed and informative city tour in the morning. He went out of his way to make our last day
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Beautiful Piha
Good afternoon out. Piha is a beautiful beach with fantastic scenery. Rainforest walk was also beautiful with inter
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Hobbiton and Waitamo caves
A fantastic day tour to Hobbiton movie set followed by a great buffet lunch and then a visit to Waitamo caves to se
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Delightful and Beautiful
What a day! I won’t lie - it’s a long bus ride to get there and a long ride back but if you’re a Hobbit/Lord of th
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Best tour I've ever done
This tour is worth every penny. Our guide Oly offered to pick us up straight from our Air Bnb, and was incredibly f
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Probably the best tour we have done
At last minute decided to make this trip. Was on the phone late the night before and was successful in making the
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We had a wonderful Day on the Coromandel Penisula!
We were fortunate to be the only two on the Day Tour with Damian! He was our very own private tour guide and very
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AWESOME! Coromandel Peninsula
We spent the day with guides Geoff & Kevin for the Coromandel Peninsula Day Tour. The hot water beach was extraord
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Hobbiton & Glow Worms!!!
Kevin picked us up bright and early for a splendid day. The Hobbiton tour was enchanting. Lunch was phenomenal –
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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