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Address: 76 Muriwai Valley Road, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Unique, all-inclusive, & just 40mins from city. *Private* sheep farm plus...
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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Great Day Tour in Auckland

This was an awesome tour and Stu was great showing us around the area and then introducing us to his lovely wife Donna. Openly inviting us into their home and touring their farm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Sarnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was an awesome tour and Stu was great showing us around the area and then introducing us to his lovely wife Donna. Openly inviting us into their home and touring their farm to visit the sheep and see the sheering shed and learning about that process was very interesting.

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

Kia ora AmigosSarnia, Thank you for re-submitting your review! People are telling us how difficult / confusing it is to submit their review...(especially first-time writers who are unaware that they [should] receive a "Received" email to let them know their review has been successfully received). We are also told how hard it is -now- to find the company's website link... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What a great way to start our time in New Zealand. Stu and Donna are great at what they do, welcoming visitors to their home and country with warmth and wit, knowledge and a little political perspective. We couldn't have asked for a better day. It was packed with various activities, including a delicious lunch with the best coffee ever... More 

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

Hello Pat, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you all enjoyed your first day in New Zealand and liked the itinerary of our tour. So sorry to hear you had bad weather on your cruise and that there was an outbreak of flu, but nice to hear everyone arrived home safely after the long journey. Best wishes for... More 

Heber, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Auckland was the last stop of our 2 week vacation. We did several tours including ones in Sydney and Melbourne. Coast to Coast was by far the best tour we did. We were picked up by Stu on time at our hotel at the Skycity Grand. My husband and I were very fortunate to be the only ones to take... More 

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

Kia ora, Many thanks for your prompt review. Yes, we were fortunate to have you all to ourselves on this day…(usually we are fully booked and have to turn disappointed people away!). It’s great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we are astonished that it was your best tour of the many you did. I have passed... More 

Groveport, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I just have to say that this was a great day for me. My husband had traveled to New Zealand a week ahead of me for work-provided Outward Bound experience. I was by myself for a couple days in Auckland waiting for him to be finished with work. I had emailed Donna prior to come to NZ hoping to book... More 

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

Hello Holly, Thanks so much for your feedback. It was a long-shot, but I was so pleased I managed to make contact with you at your Hotel, as you hadn’t yet received our emails since you were in transit. It’s great you were able to join the next day. Many folk may view our requiring a minimum of 2 persons... More 

irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This tour was one of my favorite and most memorable activities while we were in Auckland, New Zealand. Stu picked up my friend and I at our hotel in Auckland CBD and was very informative and funny. Since there were only two of us that day for the Auckland tour, my friend and I pretty much had our own personal... More 

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

Hello Frances, Sorry for our late reply…your review appears to have been backdated and slipped inbetween other reviews!? Anyway, many thanks for your comments and also for your fantastic photos! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Visiting us in the early springtime you got to feed and cuddle our baby lambs (pictured was ‘Captain... More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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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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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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 

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