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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 #5 of 113 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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Schaumburg, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

recently I met both STU and DONNA while they visited Belfast, I spent some time with them taking them through the history of our city, what a lovely genuine couple they are, they told me lots about their business and passed on some great knowledge to me, from one guide to others I thank you for that. Just spending some... More

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

Kia ora Joe! We are now home after our 2 month vacation. Many thanks for your lovely comments. It was great meeting you, and we enjoyed your personal tour too. All the best, Donna & Stu More

Osaka, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It passed a lot of time , but the memory of that tours is unforgetable. It was a wonderful experience we've had before. Their farm life was very interested for us,Japanese. Their house was very beautiful,comfortable and home made cakes were delicious, too. And adding they are so kind, and friendly, too. It was really unforgetable experience. Thank for Donna... More

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

Konnichiwa Takako san, Arigato for writing a review (and in very good English too). As you have mentioned, and it is always reported to us, that our tour is so very very different to what people would ever experience because we include the unique feature of visiting our farm and coming inside our own home. This way, overseas folk can... More

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We could know about NZ.Especially,I like MURIWAI beach and SHEEP FARM(House of Donna and Stuart ).I saw lot's of gannets in MURIWAI beach.Ihave never seen it.You shoud not take a sandal,Sports shoes is better. My daughter was realy exciting feed and touch pet New Zealand sheep .(Also me) We had AFTERNOON TEA in ther(theDonna and Stuart) house,donna cooked.We could choose... More

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

Konnichiwa family! Arigato for your excellent review written in English. We know that people with English as a second language often don’t like to write because they feel it won’t be good enough! We appreciate your great effort and thank you for this. We enjoyed hosting your family. We don’t get many very young children on our tours (because of... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I were surprised when we found out whole group just two of us. However, it turned out the best tour we ever had. Stu is very knowledgeable. He told us New Zeland's history and Maori's culture. He also taught us the enviorment issues New Zeland current is facing. The part I enjoyed the most was feeding the... More

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

Kia ora Eric, Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely meeting you both, and we are pleased you had a wonderful day full of experiences you have never had before, (with things on our tour not available to other tours!). Yes, we are a small group tour (min 2 persons), but can cater for upto 24 persons... More

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