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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-411 7080
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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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Genuine Kiwi hospitality

Booked this all day tour thru Online Vacations as part of pre-cruise excursion. We were picked up at our hotel in Auckland at 10:30am and returned at 6:30pm. The day was filled... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this all day tour thru Online Vacations as part of pre-cruise excursion. We were picked up at our hotel in Auckland at 10:30am and returned at 6:30pm. The day was filled with information, humor, good food, and unique experiences. The tour is operated by a local couple Stu and Donna. They are sheep farmers with a 50 acre farm.... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had such a wonderful time on this tour of Auckland. My favorite part was seeing the Border Collie round up the sheep, but the whole day was full of one activity after the next. It included gorgeous views, cultural learning experiences, shopping, lunch, a winery visit, and animals. I will treasure the memory of this day!

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

Hello Engelman family, How nice to receive your comments. Thank you for writing in. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful time, and for us, that; "you will treasure the memory forever", just says it all! Thanks for booking our tour, and we wish you all very happy travels in the future. Holiday season is fast approaching, so... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stu & Donna have this tour down to a science. From the moment you are picked up at your hotel, Stu talks about New Zealand's history and culture. There are so many stops along the way for sights, food, strawberries, wine- it keeps you very busy. Once at their home, Donna takes over with warmth and lots of information. Her... More 

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

Kia ora Diane, Many thanks for taking the time to add your kind words here. It's great to hear you went home smiling...as that's our intention! Yes, there is a lot to see and do on our tour; (lots of time out of the vehicle "experiencing"). We love your comment "have this tour down to a science". As a Laboratory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

When we planned this trip to New Zealand, we arranged other sckedules to be able to go to this tour and it was far beyond expectation. Donna and Stu are very kind and friendly. We were greatly moved by their hospitality. Needless to say, we fully enjoyed our tour, and we could learned a lot about New Zealand and their... More 

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

Konnichiwa Rei, Many thanks for your unexpected review! We are always amazed just how many folk choose to take our tour for their only day in Auckland, or, like yourselves, adjust their itinerary so they can do our tour. We are pleased you had an awesome time and had the experience of holding one of our baby lambs in your... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

traveling around and finding the little gems is what makes a tour special, Friendly guides and knowledgeable

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

Kia ora, Many thanks for adding your comment. We are sorry our tour wasn't as adrenaline-pumped as the others you participated in, but glad you enjoyed being shown the "little gems" during our tour. Best wishes, Donna & Stu. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This review is long over-due and like many other things we seem to forget to thank people for all the good things we experienced after we have had a good time - I had promised to write this review on behalf of my parents who took the tour... and hence I apologise. This Coast 2 Coast tour day was one... More 

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

Hello Carolyn, Leena & Freddy, Many thanks for writing...and please, NO apologies necessary!! This is true, many folk do promise to add their comments on TA about their travel experiences, but the reality is that when people get home life kicks back in and this never gets done. Also, folk must surely question; "why they should even write a review... More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Before I start the actual review of my time spent on the Coast to Coast tour, I would like to take a moment to tell everyone reading not to be fooled by the lack of reviews or gap of time between this and the last posting. This tour only operates from Aug 31st until May (therefore not during New Zealand's... More 

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

Hi there Jade, Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments. We were so pleased for you that your trip to NZ eventuated and that it coincided with a tour we already had running. Shame, yes, that we request 2 persons before we operate, but this is because our tour company is not our only business…and as you experienced, we... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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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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 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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 

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