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Coast to Coast Tours

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| Huapai, Auckland Central, Auckland 0810, New Zealand
+64 21 215 3105
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Cultural and farm

The coast to coast tour was amazing! First off Donna & Stu made some accommodations to pick us up... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Candace K
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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High Point of Our Vacation

We could never say enough good things about this amazing couple and their tour. From the warm... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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Sheepworld tour, Wilderness tour, with NEW owner Peter. All-inclusive [pick-up, lunch, wine, and all fees] and geared for cruise ship passengers to enjoy a memorable time around the Auckland region. Half day tours and private tours available. Contact us for more details.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Huapai, Auckland Central, Auckland 0810, New Zealand
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+64 21 215 3105

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The coast to coast tour was amazing! First off Donna & Stu made some accommodations to pick us up near our BnB. The tour composed of a gift shop (CraftWorld), 1 winery, the beach & Stu & Donna's farm. The highlights were definitely the Muriwai...More

Thank Candace K
muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Kia ora Candace, Many thanks for your comments and great photos! We trust you have safe and enjoyable travels in the future. Regards, Donna & Stu

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We could never say enough good things about this amazing couple and their tour. From the warm emails back and forth with Donna as we planned and booked the tour until the farewell from Stu as he dropped us at our hotel, we felt like...More

Thank Happytravelet
muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Kia ora, It was great sharing the day with you too! We are pleased you enjoyed all the great attractions in our region. Thanks for your wishes... After 15y, yes, it does seem a bit surreal that we only have one month before we retire...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

we are on the last day of our 8 day hol in Auckland and of all the tours we have taken in the past few days, this is the one my mum rated the highest (and she has travelled a lot!) what is truly unique...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi there Joanne! Many thanks for your kind comments. It is especially nice to hear your mum enjoyed the trip too. We are fortunate to be able to provide a good array of activities within our region. It's a close proximity to the city, so...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Thanks to Stu and Donna for sharing a day with us. Very nice to wander a bit on the North Island, loved seeing the birds (although, yes, they do smell a bit). Lunch was excellent and the final tour of the sheep farm and bird...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Kia ora Cat and Peter, Thank you for your speedy review! It was lovely meeting you too and learning all about your home in the National Forest (where we could compare many aspects of our own lifestyle). Yes, the Muriwai gannet colony is a bit...More

Reviewed 24 January 2017

As a travel agent, I have had the privilege of travel. Of all the tours I have taken in 18 years of touring, nothing compares to this! They are the most wonderful couple I have ever met. She is Maori, a people dedicated to the...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Kia ora Paula, We trust your travels are going well. Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed our tour and the things we show and discus. We feel we really don't do anything out of the ordinary...and to hear that "nothing...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We spent the day with Stew and Donna Hamilton and a small group of famous people who just happened to be on our tour. Stew took us everywhere we wanted to go, he was friendly, knowledgeable, and such an amazing person. One of the many...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Kia ora Jill and Craig, Thank you for your lovely comments! We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the tour, and Craig did a wonderful job letting us know it was your birthday (…and anniversary), so we did a “special” tree just for you....More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

By far one of the best tours I have taken anywhere and I travel a lot. The warmth and hospitality of Stuart and Donna exceeded expectations, and it was such a marvelous opportunity to learn more about New Zealand and see an actual, working sheep...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Kia ora! We thank you for your detailed comments. How valuable is it to receive a review from such a well-traveled person!? It is also worth noting the title of your review; "Worth Every Penny". We aren't the cheapest of tours...but then, we are by...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were picked up punctually from our ship by the owner who was charming. On the way to the rain forrest he (on his speaker headset) gave us the whole breakdown of the economy/politics/housing/and history of the region. The stops we made were explained in...More

Thank Candy C
muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hi there Candy, Thanks for your kind review. You booked your tour as 'private' which meant you and your group could choose where and what you wanted to see in your available time. As it turned out, Stu took you to Arataki Information Centre in...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We are a group of 8 traveling around New Zealand and found Stu and Donna to be very informative and friendly hosts. We got to see a lot of beautiful views and get up close and personal with many of the local plant and animal...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Kia ora group of 8! Thank you for writing in here. It is often difficult to find things that will suit everyone in a large group, and things which will cater for different ages too, so we are especially pleased to hear you found the...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016

This family run enterprise exudes genuine Kiwi hospitality and warmth. Transfers were provided by Stuart, an affable gentleman who safely negotiated city traffic and the narrow Muriwai roads with ease, all the while providing snippets of information on historical and current affairs. The highlight was...More

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muriwaidonna, Owner at Coast to Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Kia ora, Thank you for your exuberance about our tour. Indeed it was ourselves who were fortunate to have you and your family choose our tour, considering the many tours now available in Auckland. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip, and that you gained...More

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Andrea J L
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Response from muriwaidonna | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, thank you for your inquiry. We are a one day Auckland day tour *only*. Also, our business is closing on 30 April 2017. You may find it helpful to post your inquiry onto the New Zealand Forums here within... More
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26 April 2016|
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Kia ora, Thank you for your inquiry. Tripadvisor **used** to forward such questions onto listing owners...this seemingly does not happen anymore, (as I have not received anything from them, so hence why I have not... More
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Hi there...Thank you for your question. We can answer your query if you can tell us the date please? We pick-up directly from the ports and all inner Auckland city accommodations. There are many many cruise boats due to... More
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