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COAST TO COAST NZ, NEW ZEALAND

By |January 1st, 2011|Articles, of EXTRA interest, on our TOUR|

"COAST TO COAST" Auckland is on an isthmus; on the West coast it has the Tasman Sea, (which is the sea between Australia and New Zealand), and on the East coast it has the Pacific Ocean. The South West Pacific Ocean is a very large area of sea with not much landmass in it. The [...]

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About Coast to Coast Tours LOGO

By |January 31st, 2010|our tour COMPANY|

"...the land, the sea, and the Pohutukawa tree"When we formed our Auckland Eco-tour Company, we wanted a logo to symbolise the things that were going to represent not only ourselves, but also our area [...]

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TAMARILLO CHUTNEY recipe

By |October 13th, 2011|Articles, of EXTRA interest|

TAMARILLO CHUTNEY The TAMARILLO is native to many South American countries. It grows fairly abundantly in New Zealand, however, it is frost tender, so not very suited to areas that get frosts. GET THE step-by-step TAMARILLO CHUTNEY RECIPE HERE .....but be warned, once you try this chutney you'll be hooked!! (Cook's hint: because you will [...]

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FEIJOA FRUIT Season in New Zealand

By |May 8th, 2011|Articles, of EXTRA interest|

The fabulous FEIJOA fruit A lovely way to harness the flavour of the Feijoa is to make jelly ('clear' jam). GET THE step-by-step FEIJOA JELLY RECIPE HERE When the FEIJOA is in season in New Zealand (March - early June), everyone does something with the fruit. Children gather them and sell them on the roadside [...]

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NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD

By |February 21st, 2008|Articles, of EXTRA interest, on our TOUR|

NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD Even though New Zealand is surrounded by the sea, our oceans are in crisis. We need to make better choices as to which seafood species we are going to fish. Making the best seafood choice is not easy as all fishing has an impact. However, as consumers we need our fish supplies [...]

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Auckland New Zealand BUSH, Coast to Coast Tours

By |April 8th, 2010|Articles, of EXTRA interest, on our TOUR|

NEW ZEALAND BUSH Bush is the collective word for the New Zealand Native woodlands. The word was first introduced after the early European Pioneers found difficulty in finding a correct definition for the vast areas of the New Zealand Flora. The word 'Forest' did not apply, since a forest consists mainly of tall trees. Likewise, [...]

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Muriwai Beach blowhole

By |September 30th, 2011|Articles, of EXTRA interest, on our TOUR|

 MURIWAI BEACH BLOWHOLE ...she's a-blowin' Tide, wind direction and swell, all have to be perfect for the blowhole at Muriwai beach to operate. All these conditions were there for this to be seen in spectacular form. These pictures speak for themselves...   Our Auckland tours visit Muriwai Beach, where you will see the unique black [...]

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ACCOMMODATION Auckland City

By |June 11th, 2011|Articles, of EXTRA interest, on our TOUR|

AUCKLAND ACCOMMODATION There is a lot of accommodation in Auckland City, ranging from backpackers, to 3-5 star hotels. Each, of course is priced accordingly. Coast to Coast Tours picks up from ALL accommodation in the INNER Auckland City. Here is INNER AUCKLAND CITY accommodation... these are in no particular order Go to  OUTLYING AUCKLAND ACCOMMODATION [...]

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AREAS OF AUCKLAND

By |May 15th, 2008|Articles, of EXTRA interest|

AREAS OF AUCKLAND Kumeu Coast & Country The Kumeu Coast & Country region is just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. There are wineries, restaurants, shops and accommodation. There's the world-famous gannet colony at Muriwai Beach, along with the golf course (which is open 364 days of the year!), plus lots more! Akl Takeabreak DIRECTORY Auckland [...]

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WHAT’S OUT WEST AUCKLAND?

By |May 15th, 2008|Articles, of EXTRA interest|

WHAT'S OUT WEST AUCKLAND? Arataki Visitor Centre Information Centre in the Waitakere rainforest. Phone: 817 0077 Kumeu Coast & Country Information and history about Kumeu and surrounding district Auckland's premium function, wedding, and event centre Eco Tourist Attractions and Holiday Guide to Auckland's magical rainforest hinterland, black sand beaches and Kumeu Valley Wine Country. Luxury [...]

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