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Coast to Coast Tours

76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
+64 9-411 7080
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Ranked #4 of 115 Activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit to Stu and Donna's farm to get close to all of these beautiful creatures you see through the car or bus window. They are very gracious hosts, share stories about the farm, their family and country life in New Zealand. Highly recommended!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the friendliness and hospitality of our Coast to Coast Tour experience. Stu and Donna both put a personal touch on this tour experience that you don't usually see in such tour adventures like this. I think these folks should consider adding a bed and breakfast to their services so that tourists can experience more time outside the... More

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

Hello there Bob… Many thanks for your kind feedback. It’s great that you felt you received friendly hospitality. People get more of a sense of reality and homeliness in visiting someone’s private farm and home. We are proud to be able to make this unique to our tours, because to our knowledge, these aspects are not part of any other... More

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not only does Donna provide a great tour experience, she also provides a safe haven for rescued animals. A few years back I found a lost guinea pig. To cut a long story short, after a bit of googling I found Coast to Coast Tours and the lovely Donna. She very kindly took this guinea pig in and gave her... More

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

Oh many thanks for sharing this story on Tripadvisor! It was great having you visit Jemmie again after all these years, and I know she appreciated the lovely bouquet of weed-flowers you picked for her along the way!! I feel I have the easy job of being her new carer – you had the difficult job of coming to terms... More

Anthem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spent the day with Stu and he was very informative about Auckland and surrounding areas. We made several stops sightseeing, including a winery, and the beach. He took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch and we got to chat with him about the farm. He then drove us out to his farm to meet Donna his wife, their... More

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

Hello there! Many thanks for your kind comments. We enjoyed hosting you and the group on your full day tour. It was great you could also meet our daughter’s too. Usually they have just returned home from their city occupations and can manage to poke their heads in to say “Hi” on their way past to run the dogs and... More

Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At the end of our cruise we were able to spend several days in Auckland. We surely lucked out when finding Coast to Coast Tours. Stuart was able to comfortably sit 10 of us on a day long tour only developed by a local. He not only shared the beautiful and exotic sites, he shared some insights. One of the... More

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

Hello JB, Many thanks for writing in to TA and also for letting us know that you had great success with your Pavlova making. See… “easy-peasy” eh !? (and totally different to the store-bought ones which most people opt for these days). Yes, we too had an excellent time with your group, and with you all coming to our home... More

Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

***TAKE THIS TOUR!!!*** If you have 4+ hours to tour Auckland (outside of the city), TAKE THIS TOUR!!! My wife and I saw this on tripadvisor and this seemed to give us exactly what we were looking for; a tour where we don't have to drive, sight-seeing, wine, food, hanging with locals, and we even got to pet some sheep!... More

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

Aloha Walter! Thanks for the Mahalo and also for uploading your great pictures! We’re so pleased you both enjoyed your time visiting our region and coming to our farm & home. Hawaiian culture has so many similarities with New Zealand, as we experienced when we vacationed there last year. It’s also not that far via plane, and there are many... More

Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Donna and Stu are offering tours that allow you to talk with locals, discover beautiful landscapes and share a bit of their life in the farm. Don't miss their tours, otherwise you will not have the opportunity to eat the New Zealand products such as their famous homemade Pavlova ! Great alternative to shopping and city.

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

Bonjour! Many thanks for writing into TA. It was nice having you visit our region, and as we had our honeymoon (and have visited Noumea several times), we enjoyed catching up with your region too! You will be pleased to know we really enjoyed Wimille Wimereux when we visited France last month…such a lovely little sea-side township…(didn’t we wonder what... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Donna and Stuart do a marvelous job of mixing culture, scenery, and personal attention in a small family environment. With only 6 of us on the tour, there were several stops, at a Cultural center, beehive, lunch, wine tasting, and west coast beach, but the high point was when we stopped at their home, a working sheep farm. The personal... More

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

Hello Rod, Thank you for giving us such great feedback. As you can read, we’ve been away on our vacation. Yes, we do aim to keep our tour as personal as possible, so it’s nice to know you felt it so, and liked seeing our farm and home as it’s special for us to share this with our guests. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were in Auckland for a few nights before picking up a cruise and with so little time we wanted to do a tour to cram in as much as possible. I came across the Coast to Coast tours website and was convinced this was the tour to do and I wasn't wrong! Stu and Donna are the most fantastic... More

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

Hello Angie, Many thanks for your kind review. As you can read, we've been away on our vacation. Like you, many folk arrive to Auckland and want to see some of the region before picking up their cruise. We have had good reports how people feel our tour does so much all in the one day, so thank you for... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Jessica is intellectually disabled and she visited Donna and Stuarts farm in muriwai on 29th March..apologies for taking so long in writing this. Jessica thoroughly enjoyed her visit, feeding the sheep and patting dawn and roy. We would like to thank Donna and Stuart for welcoming us and making Jessica feel so special. This is a lovely place to visit... More

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

Hi there Kathy and Jessica, Thank you for your kind words here on Tripadvisor. We've just arrived back home after our vacations, hence the delay in our reply. It was so nice to have provided Jessica with her goal-setting and see the pleasure she received from it. All the best, Donna & Stu. More

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