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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 172 Activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wine tastings & tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Rainforest, craftmarket, wine & honey, lunch, Muriwai beach, gannet colony + our private sheep farm...
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Type: Wine tastings & tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour , not only seeing the attractions, but hearing Stu's commentary on the sites and history, always in a humourous vein. The highlight was our visit to Stu and Donna's farmhouse, where we were treated like guests. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a beautiful tea, everything homemade by Donna. The whole day was... More 

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

Hello Elayne, Many thanks for your great feedback! We enjoyed hosting you and are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable day, especially since your booking was via an Agent, so you had no prior direct contact with us. Ah…would like to take the credit for making the 3 varieties of sheep’s milk cheese you have on your Tasting Platter,... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

As an airline employee family, we've been blessed to travel and tour the world but this was one tour we will always remember fondly. Our experience was personalized and exactly what we wanted and then some. The countryside, wildlife and hospitality were just amazing. Stu & Donna are special people who provided an unbelievable tour experience. Patti, David & Alex... More 

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

Hello Patti, David and Alex, We are overjoyed reading your comments here on TA, so many thanks for writing in. Being a husband/wife, owner/operated, small business, we guess our operation can appear to be more personalised than the other tours who employ different “guides” to drive you around. We are very fortunate to live in close proximity to Auckland city.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I cannot say enough nice things about Stu and Donna and our Coast-to-Coast tour. It was the highlight of our trip down under. My family of 6 was lucky enough to partake in a private full day (ULTIMATE) tour which I highly recommend. Stu was our tour driver and provided witty and knowledgeable commentary along the way. We learned a... More 

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

Kia ora! Many thanks for your kind comments. As soon as you mentioned that your family’s trip to NZ was for a very special occasion, we knew we had to offer you a Private tour! Many of our groups find this very cost-effective especially when they get the day customised to their needs. We are pleased to hear you found... More 

Ayr, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our tour with Coast To Coast on December 10th. From the moment Stu picked us up from our hotel until he returned us there more than 9 hours later, we were treated to amazing sights and great hospitality. We learned a great deal of interesting information about the area, and we... More 

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

Hi Margo! Thank you for posting your kind words. It is a very busy time of the year with friends and family for the Holiday Season, and we really appreciated you taking the time as well to email us that you had set up your new TA account especially to write this review! Yes, our Ultimate tour is [at least]... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What an amazing day we had with Donna & Stu. Stu was our excellent guide showing us all the diversities of New Zealand with some breathtaking scenery. We then went to Donna & Stu's homestead where we were greeted graciously by Donna in the traditional Maori welcome. Donna made a traditional tea with pavlova to die for. Stu got us... More 

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

Hello there Philip, Many thanks for posting these kind words, especially at this very busy time of the year! Oh, we remember us trying to get our working dog Roi-Roi in place for ‘that’ photo…my face says it all!! Thank you for choosing us to show you around our region, and more, for entrusting us to get you back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Nothing short of spectacular! Donna and Stu were such wonderful hosts, they really make it a point to make their guests feel at home. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience Auckland in a more local and personalised perspective. Definitely made our short stay in Auckland worthwhile!

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

Kia ora Michelle, Many thanks for your ultra-quick review! We so enjoyed hosting you and your family, and we are not only pleased to hear you found the tour spectacular, but honoured that you chose our tour for your short stay in Auckland! There are so many tours which drive out to visit the west Auckland Muriwai beach and gannet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My hubby and I booked a trip many months before we were due to fly to NZ. I wrote in to ask if we could visit a few more wineries in the Kumeu area and Donna immediately agreed to help us arrange and even suggested a brewery along with the experience. After months of waiting, the day of the tour... More 

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

Greetings Elimguo, It is so good to know you had a happy time! It was no problem adjusting the tour for you. We would rather folk let us know their interests at booking time, then we know. It is fortunate we have so many great places in our locality to choose from. You were very welcome to our hospitality, but... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had a great time in this all-day tour covering many parts of New Zealand. We went from the rainforest to wine tasting to black sand beaches to the tour owner's sheep farm. Stu and Donna were very enthusiastic and their sheep farm is amazing. Everything was fun and I highly recommend this tour for a good overview of New... More 

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

Hello Jane, Thank you so much for your comments. People often report that our tour gives them a good overview of New Zealand, so we are pleased you found it so too. We enjoy being able to share our farm and home during our unique Auckland tours. Nice to have met you and all the very best for your future... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

Kia ora Kim and Nghia, Many thanks for the kind comments you have written. When people book a tour they often wonder who their guide/host will be (…or hope it will not be!!). Since it is just my husband and myself who operate our tours, we feel we are able to provide a more personal experience, especially as we invite... More 

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