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Coast to Coast Tours

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Address: 76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Unique, all-inclusive, & just 40mins from city. *Private* sheep farm...

Unique, all-inclusive, & just 40mins from city. *Private* sheep farm plus Craftmarket, wine & honey, lunch, Muriwai beach, and gannet colony. Senior-friendly, this Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winning company is your answer to optimising your time, because you'll do so many things on the one tour. Hosted by NZ-born & Maori operators with 13y experience, you tour the west Auckland & Muriwai region “like a local” because it’s where our family has lived and farmed since 1922. Come inside our historic Homestead for our "famous" Epicurean Tasting Platter, (-we are Food Handling Certified). And, because our farm has its own carbon sink-tank reserves, (-we plant a tree for every tour done), your trip is responsibly sustainable and carbon-efficient too.

Private tours on request.

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A Super Sampler of the History, Land, and Life of Auckland

Stu and Donna were outstanding hosts. We had caused the group to adjust the schedule slightly at the beginning, but Stu and Donna were very accommodating and we soon were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daniel M
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Anderson, South Carolina, United States

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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stu and Donna were outstanding hosts. We had caused the group to adjust the schedule slightly at the beginning, but Stu and Donna were very accommodating and we soon were traveling into the outskirts of Auckland. Stu kept up an engaging and informative narration of the history, sites, and life in New Zealand. He was a wealth of information. We... More 

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

Hi there Moss family! Thank you so much for sharing your comments here, and what a lovely lot of photos you added too. We are pleased we were able to meet you all in our "secret location" where you could safely leave your rental van parked for the day. It was a large group but everyone was obliging with the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know that I can say enough wonderful things about this tour. It is hosted by a precious couple, Stu and Donna. It was like meeting up with old friends and having them give us a personal tour. Stu drove us to all the points of interest sharing information and stories galore. We were warmly greeted by Donna at... More 

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

Hi there... Oh, thank you so much for your kind words, and that you didn't find us "rinky-dink". We are so pleased you enjoyed the day as you had requested some possible changes to the itinerary. Sometimes it turns out (fate??) that we don't have any others on the day, so we were able to accommodate your requirements. Yes, we... More 

Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coast to Coast Tours, with hosts Donna and Stu, is a TEN out of ten. We were ending our visit to New Zealand with a few days in Auckland. Thankfully, we read about Coast to Coast Tours on Trip Advisor and booked ahead of time. This was the best tour of our entire visit to Australia and New Zealand! Stu... More 

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

Hello Ted, Thank you for placing a review and giving us a rating of 10/10 :) We did enjoy meeting you all and showing you the countryside. As you have cited, there are so many great things to do in our region. With many of the other Auckland tours focusing on public city attractions, we like to offer something totally... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

extremely interesting and informative day out which we thoroughly enjoyed, its not cheap but IS Excellent value for money - thank you

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

Hello Maggie and Dave, Thank you for your kind words. It really was interesting for us too, to hear about your farming practices as well! We are pleased you raised the subject about the cost of our tour. People often make judgement about what a tour "does" by solely looking at the price. With a bit more investigation, it is... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a personalized tour of the Auckland countryside and an opportunity to meet a very nice couple who operate the tour, this tour is for you. Coast to Coast Tours is operated by a husband and wife team who are very knowledgeable of the area and a delight to meet. The tour is not a typical commercialized tour... More 

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

Hello Robert, Thank you for persevering to add your review...nothing is simple is it !?! We are pleased to hear you had a great time with us; yes, owner/operated, and a husband & wife team (- only!). Thanks for observing, we are indeed not a "typical commercialized tour", but like you noted; it's a "personalized visit" where we showcase the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went for this tour in late December 2015. It was such a wonderful tour combining sightseeing, wine tasting, farm visit and shopping, together with a delicious lunch and lovely afternoon tea and snacks. Stu and Donna were excellent hosts. It was a great pleasure and fun experience to visit their beautiful home and farm, and to learn from them... More 

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

Kia ora! Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful tour with all of the many things we provide on the day. But, truly, it is our pleasure to have you visit our farm, and for us to show you all the history of the Muriwai region which is... More 

indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you like to walk, especially with a group, this is a great day. You will visit nearly all the outdoor, land sites of note in Auckland, including Auckland Domain, Univ. of Auckland, Cornwall Park, which is a particular gem, Mount Eden, the Harbor. Either direction is good, but there is more at the end going from south to north,... More 

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

...sorry, but you have posted your review to the wrong 'Coast to Coast' We are Coast to Coast TOURS (that has the sheep farm at Muriwai Beach ;) More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

After three years we again had the pleasure of touring with Stu, our Coast to Coast host to the northern beaches of Auckland. What a surprise and particularly to one of their prestige vineyards for lunch. Stu and Dona are perfect hosts and we highly recommend them if you would like a different type of tour to the normal where... More 

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

Kia ora George and Bettine, It was great seeing you again and we felt quite honoured that you wanted to spend your day with us after you had already taken our tour previously. You could have gone with any of the many other Auckland tours...so we do feel very special indeed! Stu was able to show you both some of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Donna and Stu made us feel so welcome it was like catching up with long lost friends. They told us so much about New Zealand and especially their life on their farm. It was lovely to be invited into their home and and to see all their animals. Stu took us on a very informative trip which incorporated the gannet... More 

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

Hello Sue, Thanks so much for writing into TA. That's a nice compliment to hear you felt welcomed and for us to be regarded as "friends". We find our small group tour is ideal for those who yearn for a more personalised experience. Being the tour company that *lives* at Muriwai Beach (with the gannet colony), and because Muriwai has... More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The home of Stuart and Donna is huge and a real refreshing eye opener for my family of 5 city dwellers. Stuart and Donna are ever so ready to share their knowledge and passion in life and in love. They are totally not commercialised but genuinely interested in your well-being and the well-being of any animals that come into their... More 

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

Hello Grace, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family on our tour recently. It's nice we can share our place with others, but it's even nicer that people get enjoyment from it, and that is a correct observation...we are definitely not commercialised!! Ah, we know from our own visits to Singapore that our region IS vastly different from... More 

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