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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Unique, all-inclusive, & just 40mins from city. *Private* sheep farm...

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 for the perfect Shore Excursion because you'll do so many things on the one tour therefore optimising your time. Hosted by NZ-born & Maori operators with 14y experience, you tour the west Auckland & Muriwai region “like a local” because it’s where our family has lived and farmed since 1922. Includes afternoon tea, (-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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A must do!

My parents and spent three weeks travelling New Zealand (North, South and Stewart Islands) and we were fortunate enough to book this experience on our second day. Everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
Carrie C
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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

My parents and spent three weeks travelling New Zealand (North, South and Stewart Islands) and we were fortunate enough to book this experience on our second day. Everything written in in the reviews is exactly on point and I won't bother repeating. Doing this tour at the beginning of our trip gave us a deeper appreciation for everything else we... More 

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Thank Carrie C
muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hello Carrie, We really appreciate you taking the time to add your comments. It's humbling to hear you found our tour the best part of your holiday, but we're sure you had a fantastic trip around New Zealand with all the things you did and the places where you stayed. Many folk do find taking our tour at the beginning... More 

Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Everyone should run their business as passionately and knowledgable with as much AROHA(love) as Stu and Donna. What a delight to be immersed in NZ history, highlights of the city, view of the beauty of the black sand beach of Muriwai Beach plus a real authentic co-op of native artisans. The tour continued with a great winery tasting then an... More 

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

Kia ora Crystine, Thank you so much for placing your comments here. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed your company. How lovely for you to have felt the aroha (love) and passion we get from being able to provide our guests with real authentic *private* experiences. It was very interesting how a... More 

Frankfort, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Could not have asked for more on this experience. Nothing but praises for this friendly, well planned, relaxing,( especially with jet lag ) small group (6) tour. The numerous praises from Tripadvisor contributors led us to choosing this pre cruise (Oceania) tour. I am not going to repeat all the good things that reviewers have already written, just agree with... More 

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

Hello Dennis7448, It is very nice to receive your comments, especially when you say you chose our tour based on our other reviews. It is only thanks to folk who take the time to write in that keeps us in business...to this we are eternally grateful! We are a very small business, running just the one tour [per day] (and... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This was the beginning tour of an almost 5 week adventure "Down Under" with my sister! What an awesome adventure. Starting with the pick up at our hotel, to a visit to Craft World, where everything is NZ made. Down the road to a winery for tasting. A trip to the coast for magnificent vies of the ocean and birds(gannets)... More 

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

Kia ora! Thanks so much for placing a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, but we also enjoy meeting and sharing "our" area with you too ;) We trust you had other fantastic experiences throughout New Zealand, and we were delighted to have you choose our little tour for your Auckland excursion. Take care,... More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We were in town a few days before our Diamond Princess cruise. Stu picked us up from our hotel, and our tour began. It was just my wife and I, and that day on their tour. We have a lovely time, saw sights around Auckland, learned about New Zealand, visited the gannet colony, very nice included lunch at a good... More 

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

Hello Ray and Tina, Thank you SO much for your perseverance in getting your review out of the sand-box! It's a shame the extent [we] had to go through to prove the legitimacy of your review, (hope it doesn't put you off from using Tripadvisor again :/) We'd actually like Tripadvisor to add a "STOP/check, are you sure you have... More 

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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Stu picked us up at our hotel, took us around the city, took us to a craft store when things were made in New Zealnd, then on to a great restaurant, and back to his own farm and widfe Donna took over from there. She is part Maori, so we got a wonderful history and background. Stu grew up in... More 

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

Hi there Pat, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are pleased you had an enjoyable tour, as did we, showing you around our region and our farm. Yes, we are sheep farmer's as-well-as tour operators, so people hear what farming is like directly from the authentic source (not just from the tour operator conducting the tour!). We trust your... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My son and I were traveling together and we took the Coast to Coast Wine Tour. It was wonderful! John is a gracious host and took us to 5 different wineries where we had great wine and a lunch which was perfect. It was a perfect thing to do for a day excursion. Unfortunately we ran into some traffic and... More 

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Thank scubad000
muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry, but you have posted your review to the incorrect company. True, our name is "Coast to Coast" and to be noted here, we are the original Coast to Coast with the REGISTERED company name since 2001. Using such phrases coined from other companies; 'Coast to Coast', and, 'Best of Both Worlds' (-the Bush and Beach tour company's... More 

Harrisburg, PA
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This tour company consists of a husband and wife who are devoted to telling the story of New Zealand. there were 4 of us in a very comfortable mini van. The host picked us up at the dock (Holland America cruise) at 7:30 AM. We returned at 5:30 PM. The time in between was magical. We had a great lunch... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your nice comments, we are pleased you found the tour "magical". I need to give my husband a rest when guests arrive at our Homestead (lol), that's why I take over... so-to-speak!! We are glad you found the talk about the sheep and wool industry interesting. My husband has been a sheep farmer all his working... More 

Ohio
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

One of the most communicative tour guides before and during the tour we have ever met! Donna constantly kept in touch before we arrived adjusting to our needs and schedule. Stu took us through Auckland, to the top of the mountain to Arataki to see the city and its surroundings, learn about the plants, flowers, and animals and to hear... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for your comments, and thank you for mentioning how we handled your booking inquiry! This part of taking a tour can get quite overlooked, but really, initially, it is such an important part of the booking process. Rather than opting for the impersonal "instant" (book and pay) booking form, our bookings are via email correspondence. This way... More 

Virginia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We had been sailing on the Azamara Quest for 16 days, and Auckland was our last port. We were just about "toured out" but what an amazing day we had with Stu and Donna. Stu met us at the port and with the help of one of our group, transported our luggage to the Langham hotel and then came back... More 

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

Greetings to you all, Many thanks for writing in to TA. Since you had all booked a private tour we could tailor the day to suit. Disembarking from a cruise along with luggage can be a daunting task, so it was no problem running you up to check-in at your Hotel. (A lot of other tour companies would charge a... More 

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