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Coast to Coast Tours

Address: 76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Ranked #3 of 149 Activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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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Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

When my wife Kim & I booked the tour before our cruise, we knew for sure it would be a great experience. Well, after our 3 week tour/cruise in New Zealand & Australia, the Coast 2 Coast tour deserves its great name: Ultimate and memorable experience (thank you Stuart for the fresh strawberries you "picked" at a strawberry farm; thank... More

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This trip was a pleasant surprise. We had no idea what to expect but when we arrived Stuart picked us up. There were three people on the tour total and we visited the rainforest, a winery, had a great lunch, visited the Gannett colony at the beach, and then spent the afternoon with Donna and Stuart on the family farm.... More

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

Hello Richard, Thank you for your super-quick review!! You booked us via a listing site which has limited information regarding our tour… (many people don’t even fully understand why there is a photo showing our Homestead, until they get to our farm :/ ). To fully appreciate the concept of our unique tour, we do suggest people see our websites... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a wonderful tour around the countryside and attractions leaving from Auckland and a lovely visit and tour of Donna & Stuarts farm/home. We really enjoyed visiting the farm seeing the sheep and other animals (birds & little dog). Donna served us a delicious home made afternoon tea. A wonderful day trip Allison & Mark Perth West Australia

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

Greetings Allison, Many thanks for sharing these comments on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear you had a good time and that you say it was one of the best tours you did in NZ. With yourselves also being farmers (though on a much greater scale than we could ever imagine!), it was nice how you booked our tour to... More

Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the world of Donna and Stu Hamilton, owners and operators of Coast to Coast Tours in Auckland New Zealand, one quickly realizes there is no time to dilly dally. They run a celebrated tour company, a sheep farm with an orchard, gardens of lovely flowers and vegetables, a forest of Carbon Credit Reserves fill in here and even an... More

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

Hi there! …I often think I need a secretary at this time of the year as our bookings go through the roof. But then, we’d miss out on the personal correspondences such as with these folk. Early in the piece, we were asked if we’d like anything brought over from their state, to which we replied; the NZ Bio-Security would... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ten of us just returned from a cruise from Honolulu to Sydney. Our day in Auckland was spent with Coast 2 Coast Tours. I had read reviews of them on Trip Advisor, and I would like to add my thoughts. The entire day could not have been better. First of all, we had beautiful weather. I realize Stu and Donna... More

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

Kia ora! Thank you for your review, but especially for entrusting us with your Shore Excursion tour in Auckland. Everything ran smoothly …yes, even the weather did ;) along with us delivering you back to your cruise boat on time! Because you had pre-booked your group several months in advance, meant we could customise your itinerary. We are pleased you... More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Donna & Stuart provided a rare and unique experience that allowed us to visit their home and farm. We had a great time interacting with the animals and visiting the grounds. Lovely conversations with Donna & Stuart providing in-depth knowledge about their history and way of life. These folks go out of their way to provide so much more than... More

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

Kia ora! Many thanks for your comments, especially your observation that our tour is “rare and unique”. Many others also say this is the essence of what their time is with us, and with so many Auckland tours visiting publicly accessible places, it’s great to know [that even after 12 years] we’re still able to offer a different tour. Our... More

Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Dear Donna &Stuart THANK YOU. I could visit the location of the Japanese English conversation program and was the best.their family and country life in New Zealand. Highly recommended!

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

Arigato Toshinobu! We were pleased to meet you on our tour. It is great to know how much you enjoyed seeing our farm and Homestead where the NHK series was filmed. Actress Mika Hijii was lovely, and it was good to get to know her over the 2 full days of shooting. We trust you will get to visit other... More

Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Dear Stuart & Donna THANK YOU! Thank you for having us at your home and your farm on 18th August 2014! :)) It has been an awesome experience with your farm animals, fruit orchard, delicious food tasting! And having a tree planted! + The lamb name Chia after our family name! What an incredible wonderful and memorable day tour packed... More

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

Kia ora family Chia, Thank you for your heart-felt comments! It was great to hear everyone’s immense enjoyment with doing our full day tour which so many others report as the “ultimate” in Auckland day trips also. Thank you for adding the photos as well, especially of the little lamb you cuddled. She was born the afternoon before your tour... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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

Hello Anne, Many thanks for your speedy review. True, it’s one thing to see animals out the bus window, but there’s nothing quite like touching and getting close. This is precisely the reason why we incorporate a visit to our farm, and since no other tour has access, your visit is unique! We are pleased you enjoyed all the different... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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