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Coast to Coast Tours

76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland Central 0881, New Zealand
+64 9-411 7080
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Owner description: Rainforest, craftmarket, wine & honey, lunch, Muriwai beach, gannet colony + our private sheep farm all in a day it's the perfect Shore Excursion just... more » Owner description: Rainforest, craftmarket, wine & honey, lunch, Muriwai beach, gannet colony + our private sheep farm all in a day it's the perfect Shore Excursion just 40mins from Downtown! Senior friendly & Private groups catered. This Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winning company is your answer to optimising your time, because you'll do so many unique things on the one tour. "All-inclusive" and hosted by NZ-born & Maori operators with now 12y experience, you tour the west Auckland & Muriwai region where our family has lived and farmed since 1922....you also visit our historic Homestead for our "famous" Epicurean Tasting Platter, (-WE are Food Handling Certified). Our farm has their own carbon sink-tank reserves, & with us operating locally, your tour is responsibly Sustainable and carbon-efficient too. -Mini tours also available. « less
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Pressbaum, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a private,well rounded day trip by locals for our pre cruise stay in Auckland and decided on the ultimate tour by NZ born Donna and Stu. We were not disappointed- we got it all plus more! First of all, it was just my husband and me... as private as can be! We found Stu very friendly,... More

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Colorado, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

First and foremost, we want to thank our hosts Stu and Donna ! They made us feel right at home throughout the tour and during our afternoon visit to their their homestead. Donna and Stu are wonderful "down to earth" people. Our tour was just the 3 of us (my mother, my wife and myself) which made it all the... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello David & family, Thank you for your kind review. We know it’s often hard finding a tour that will fit everyone’s likes, especially when traveling with relatives. As you discovered, our tour is a great mix of experiences, and low impact too (especially suited to seniors). We don’t get you to swim [-or wait while others do!], or go... More

Kailua, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This tour was the highlight of our vacation to New Zealand. If you want to experience the culture, nature, lifestyle of what New Zealand has to offer, this is the tour. There were two of us on our tour, we were treated like VIP's. Stu picked us up at our hotel on time. He stopped at a Mauri Cultural Center,... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Warm greetings to our travelers from Hawaii, Thank you for writing into TA. We appreciate you saying you felt like VIP’s…this is because, to us, each and every one of our guests is a VIP !! And more, there are lots of tours which visit the region where you toured (many driving right past our farm), but in true VIP-fashion,... More

Benton, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stu and Donna were wonderful hosts and are proud of their country and home. Since we were on a short timeframe they created a mini tour just for us. Loved all the spots we saw rain forest, winery gannet colony and the warm welcome in their home. Pavlova was the best. Thank you so much. Pat

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello Pat, You know, even though Tripadvisor reports a company does not earn any brownie points for replying to reviews, we feel it is common courtesy to at least say Thank You, and this is why we are so concerned with our late replies! …The intermittent internet connection that everyone was experiencing finally succumbed to “off”, and we’ve spent this... More

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Stu picked us up at our hotel in his comfortable van that accommodated our group of 10. He gave a continuous educational narrative as he drove. Our first stop was at a craft store that had all New Zealand made items at reasonable prices. We stopped at the beautiful Nobilo winery where we enjoyed wine tasting. A delicious lunch was... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello Judy, (Please excuse our late reply…we have been without internet connection!) It was so great having you all for the day. We are by no means the biggest operator in Auckland, so many thanks for entrusting us to do a tour for the group. Commenting our tour was "we'll-done" is valuable feedback, and we appreciate you taking the time... More

Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was on a cruise and contacted Donna and Stu almost 9 month before my journey. As I was a solo traveller there weren`t enough participants so far, but in December last year there was one more couple which signed up for the tour so that we could get started on 13 March! Stu was at the pier on time... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Greetings Natascha, Many thanks for sending in your comments. We cannot emphasise how great it was how you booked so early and then waited... A lot of our tours are booked out privately or left right to the last minute. As it turned out, the latter occurred and we had a full load! We are so pleased you enjoyed your... More

Dunedin, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stu picked us up at the pier and we traveled through the Rain Forest to the Arataki Visitor Center. Heading to the black sand beach and the Gannet Colony we stopped to sample Nobilo Wines. The Gannet Colony had thousands of birds nesting on the cliffs and flat topped rocks jutting out of the ocean. We moved on to enjoy... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello Richard, (Sorry for this very late reply, as you can read we have had internet problems which has not enhanced my love/hate relationship with technology!). With so many tours in Auckland these days, we are delighted that you found ours to be an “excellent all round tour” as this is what we strive to deliver. It was nice corresponding... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last week 14 of us ended our Oceania Cruise in Auckland. We were off the ship by 9AM and did not have a flight until 7PM. Fortunately, we read about Coast to Coast Tours in Trip Advisor and booked them for an "all day" tour of the Auckland area. What a wonderful way to end our trip. Stu met us... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello Joan (and group)! Many thanks for your speedy review. It was our great pleasure to host you all. Many Cruise Boat passengers think they won’t be able to see and do much on their final day in Auckland, and “right the day off” and have to find somewhere to store their luggage while they amble around the city then... More

Montreal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Chantal and I choose this tour as it was recommended and we were not disappointed. We covered all highlights promised and enjoyed being welcomed in their house at the end of the tour

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

...What can we say to folk who act on a recommendation made to them as far back as 2010…?? A lot of our bookings are from referrals like this, which we really appreciate! I was able to send your friend's an updated [now with GPS] photo of ‘their’ tree, and to personally thank them for this referral. Thank you for... More

gilladj
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I organized a group to do their Farm Coast & Country tour. Donna flexed easily as the group quickly grew in size to 28. This meant we had to move to a large coach which worried me. I need not have worried. Our group could not have been treated with more care or personal service. All pre-tour communication was prompt.... More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello! To have received such a commendable review from the person who organised this group of 28 persons is just wonderful. Oh yes, we can well appreciate how nervous one could get when making reservations with a small tour company on the other side of the world! We aim to allay these fears by prompt and personal correspondence (as we... More

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