Whether you are a sightseeing, special interest, sports, student, family or small grouptravelling together, our group specialist team can assist you with pre-planningyour itinerary. This includes your accommodation, sightseeing, transportation,local guides, meals, and unique experiences. We will logistically operate your tourefficiently and professionally. New Zealand is blessed with extraordinarily diverse landscapes, from misty mountain chains to simmering volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, flowing fiords and luxuriant rainforests. It is a playground for thrill seekers, skiers, adventurers and those in search revivification alike, and with a small population, crowds are never an issue, even in sophisticated cities like Auckland.
Bush and Beach offer enjoyable and innovative fully guided tours in small groups in and around Auckland. Bush and Beach have been operating tours for over 35 years with a special focus on North American clientele. They operate a fleet of late-model vehicles and have been certified carboNZero making them one of the leaders in sustainable tourism.
Bush and Beach’ tours from Auckland include:
• Best of Both Worlds – Discover the contrasts of Auckland with a city tour in the morning and a nature tour in the afternoon where you will see Auckland’s wild black sand beaches and lush rainforest.
• Coromandel Peninsula – Explore Coromandel – its mountainous forest-covered backbone, sheltered bays and stunning coastlines make it a place where New Zealanders love to holiday.
• Hobbiton™ Movie Set – Visit the Hobbiton™ movie set as seen in Lord of the Rings™ and The Hobbit™ trilogies”. This small-group tour includes a sumptuous lunch. One-way transfer options to Rotorua available (lunch not included for this option).
Visit all the highlights of the South Island by this package designed to give you time to explore on your own, while it includes all of the major highlights. Take the train through the famous Arthurs Pass, take a cruise on Milford Sound and walk the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.Read more
Sitting on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure. This four season mountain resort offers activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting year round. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine. From Queenstown the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan you’ll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Travel to Milford Sound, where fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards.Read more
Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.Read more
Explore the Beauty of the South Island. This itinerary will introduce you to a wide variety of activities like kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Taking the Tranz Coastal Train, Visiting the Pancake Rocks, Walking the base of a glacier, Taking a cruise through Milford Sound.Read more
Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.Read more
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.Read More
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.Read More
The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.Read More
Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.Read More
The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.Read More
Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.Read More
Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.Read More
Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.Read More
Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.Read More
Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.Read More
Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.Read More
Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.Read More
Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.Read More
The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.Read More
Let Anderson Vacations customise a group tour for you inclusive of Net Wholesale Airfare with all of our major air partners. Travelling in Australia and New Zealand is always best done with a group of close friends.
Pre and Post Cruise Tours
Increasing in popularity during the North American winter season are custom group tour programs that combine our amazing land product and net wholesale group airfare to Australia or New Zealand, with a Cruise Program provide by one of the World’s Major Cruise Lines. The majority of the worlds major cruise lines are now relocating their ships to Australia over the North American Winter. What a fantastic way to combine a group program for the best of the South Pacific by land and Sea.
Are you having trouble filling your coaches, try small group touring!Why not consider small coach touring with Anderson Vacations and have us work with our smaller equipment and certified driver guides to provide that same great experience at a reasonable price. Oftentimes smaller group size minimize stop times and allows the group to see more, do more and get to know one another better.
Becoming increasingly popular is small group touring. On some of our itineraries we work with smaller numbers and driver guides. This allows the group to have amore intimate experience and minimizes the time at sightseeing stops, allowingthe group to see more or arrive at their destination earlier.
Alternatively you may want to block space on one of our Schedule Departureprograms so that you can book your customers into our already existing tour departure. This allows you to not have to meet the minimum required number and your clients will still be hosted on a tour of Anderson Standards.
We do not charge any deposits to block group space on an existing departure, and our local Business Development Manager can assist you in promoting such space through consumer evenings, posters for promotion, itineraries, images and presentation materials.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this is of interest and our Tour Operations team will get back in touch with you to confirm blocked space and availablity.
Let us quote you and your group a net wholesale airfare with any of the major airlines travelling to Australia and New Zealand including Air New Zealand, Virgin Airways, Qantas, Air Canada, United, Hawaiian and others. We will come up with the best air solution for you and your group based on your final itinerary and arrangements. No question the South Pacific with the number of stops and vast distances required to travel within the countries or on a multi country itinerary is a complex one for air travel. Let us simplifiy your process.
In addition to our commitment to service we utilize some of the most modernmotor coaches in Australia. We can provide sedans, limousines, touring vans, 21, 29or 56 passenger coaches. On the larger coaches we provide late model coachesequipped with the latest amenities including, TV/VCR, public address system,stereo, restroom and reclining seats.
We select our accommodation based on the requirements of the group and the location the group is touring to ensuring that you are withinthe heart of the destination. The grade of the accommodation is anything from 3 to 5star, this can vary slightly depending on the area. When we go into remote orsmaller towns we book the best possible accommodation available. A full list ofthe accommodation on each tour is available on each customised group quotation
Farm/ Home Stays
What a way to experience first hand the culture and importance of family Aussies and Kiwis place on every day life. We are pleased to build in a home and/or farm – stay into your custom group program.