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Address: 76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Description: Rainforest, craftmarket, wine & honey, lunch, Muriwai beach, gannet colony...
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.
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A Great Introduction to Auckland!

We arrived in Auckland off of our cruise ship and were picked up by Stuart at the cruise pier. We proceeded to have a wonderful day with Stuart (in the van) and Donna (at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We arrived in Auckland off of our cruise ship and were picked up by Stuart at the cruise pier. We proceeded to have a wonderful day with Stuart (in the van) and Donna (at the farm). The variety of places we visited and the warmth exhibited by both of our hosts was a memorable way to wrap up our visit... More 

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

Greetings GoJo, Thank you for posting a very kind review. Oh [-embarrassed smile-] about the key's remote-battery!!!… Thanks for your empathy, it’s not something which one could “see” was going to occur, but relieved it was rectified quickly. We now carry a spare, just in case :/ We are pleased you enjoyed the day and all the “variety”. Warm regards,... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wow. Stuart picked us up at 0900. We were the only 2 doing the tour so we had our own private tour. The day was our introduction to seeing Auckland. We couldn't have picked a better way of doing it. Our tour included a visit to the Rainforest, a craft market, honey sampling and then a fabulous lunch . After... More 

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

Hello Ingrid, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to let us know you have arrived home safely. It was a pleasure hosting you both and having you visit our farm and hearing all about your lives and family too. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your day! All the very best to you both and we... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had read many of the reviews before booking this tour, to be honest my first thought was ...going into someone's home might be a little uncomfortable or awkward but NOT at all. My husband and I both agreed that out of our 6 tours in Australia and New Zealand, this was our favorite. Not only are these genuinely nice... More 

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

Hello hope_star78, Thank you SO much for expressing your true feelings! We are certain your comment will allay other’s apprehensions;….No, we don’t bite, nor do we put you to hard labour when you reach our farm!!! But, in all reality, inviting a [stranger] into someone’s home is possibly the most personal thing you could encounter, and may appear odd that... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent the day in Auckland area with Stu and Dora who gave us a wonderful tour of the area and a remarkable time at their farm. Got a view of farm life in NZ. Homemade sheep cheese, kiwi tea, and delicious chutney. Strongly recommend .

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

Hello Snowchacha, Thanks for adding your comments here. Yes, we had a great time hosting you, and are pleased you enjoyed your time too. Ah…the cheeses are sourced from a boutique cheesemaker, as I haven’t got the availability of that much sheep’s milk, (but even at $75kg !!) they not only do an excellent job to compliment my homemade preserves,... More 

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I only had a week in Auckland and this tour ensured that every moment was memorable and fun. Stu and Donna are excellent hosts and stewards of New Zealand. We did the Auckland Tour and were just thrilled with the variety of experiences on offer; the wine tasting, beach, and of course the sheep were our favorites.... More 

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

Kia ora! Thanks so much for your nice comments. We are pleased to hear our tour (even after 13 years of operation), is still able to provide a good range of experiences to our guests. We enjoy meeting folk from all parts of the globe, so it comes naturally that we care about the time you spend with us! Have... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our experience today is imilar to the previous reviews, so I will not repeat the details here. For us, the key to this wonderful experience are Donna and Stu, our hosts. Donna's prompt response to our first email seeking information answered all of our questions. They were very willing to meet our special requests, and all of our communications were... More 

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

Kia ora! Thank you for your prompt review…(better than my late reply – it is just sooo busy with tours!). We enjoy hosting:- and as much as there are many interesting and spectacular things to be experienced in our area, we love meeting people from other parts of the world and being able to give folk the unique opportunity of... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Donna and Stan really made the tour personal. It just so happens that my husband and I were the only people signed up for the tour that day. We had a delicious lunch and got to pick anything off the menu. The food was so fresh! Stan also took us to the beach/cliff side to see birds laying their eggs.... More 

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

Hello Kitty, Thanks very much for adding your comments here. It’s great to know you found our tour fun. We had a -v-e-r-y- late set of twin lambs born the day before your tour with us (and as we are always looking for names) it was just fitting we named them after you two. 'Derek' and 'Kitty' are doing well,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had a wonderful trip, both my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. As an Auckland resident I found the tour to be interesting and insightful. Would definitely recommend to others.

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

Hi there! Many thanks for your comments… We rarely have New Zealander’s on our tour (because the itinerary is very NZ-focused!) so it’s great to know that you and your partner enjoyed the trip. Also glad to know you’d recommend it to others. So good that you could join us on our Coast & Country tour… and thanks also for... More 

Tuscola, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Donna & Stu: We truly enjoyed our "All Day Tour" with you while we were recently in Auckland. We only had a day there and left feeling like it was a day very well spent. Stu treated us to amazing sights and experiences while showing us all around Auckland. We loved the bird colony and the black sand beach as... More 

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

Hello Sue & Gene, Many thanks for your kind review. Oh, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your all-day tour (of at least 9 “experiences”) and especially coming to our home. With so many tours visiting the Muriwai Beach region at this time of the year (as the gannet sea-birds are in full swing rearing their chicks), we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Hi Donna & Stu, I would thank you all for this wonderful trip and excellent services provided to us. My mom and I both are very impressed with the amazing view of the country life and those cute animals. I will definitely recommend your tour groups to my families and friends and best wished to you and your family members.... More 

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

Hello Lydia, ...Our thanks to you! First for choosing our tour, and now for your recommendations. We appreciate it’s not always easy to find a tour that suits different generations and tastes, so we are pleased to hear that both yourself and your Mother found our itinerary enjoyable. Many of the other tours around Auckland involve some kind of hiking... More 

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