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Aucklands Two Harbours

By |May 4th, 2010|on our TOUR|

As Auckland is an isthmus Auckland has TWO harbours!To the east of Auckland City, there is the WAITEMATA HARBOUR, and to the west of Auckland, there is the MANUKAU HARBOUR.You'll see and learn about them on our tour, but read more here [...]

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COAST TO COAST NZ, NEW ZEALAND

By |January 1st, 2011|of EXTRA interest|

"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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TAMARILLO CHUTNEY recipe

By |October 13th, 2011|** LATEST NEWS **|

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 where frosts are. GET THE TAMARILLO CHUTNEY RECIPE HERE .....but be warned, once you try this chutney you'll be hooked!! (Cook's hint: because you will probably [...]

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FEIJOA FRUIT Season in New Zealand

By |May 8th, 2011|at our FARM|

The fabulous FEIJOA fruit A lovely way to harness the flavour of the Feijoa is to make jelly ('clear' jam). GET THE RECIPE HERE The FEIJOA is in season now in New Zealand. The feijoa is not native to New Zealand, (it originated in South America), but it's a fruit tree that almost everybody had [...]

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NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD

By |February 21st, 2008|of EXTRA interest|

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 to come from [...]

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Auckland New Zealand BUSH, Coast to Coast TOURS

By |April 8th, 2010|of EXTRA interest|

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|** LATEST NEWS **|

Aug 12 2008 - MURIWAI BEACH BLOWHOLE ...she was blowin' Tide, wind direction and swell, all have to be perfect for the blowhole at Muriwai beach to operate, and yesterday all these conditions were there for this to be seen in spectacular form. These pictures speak for themselves... The Muriwai Beach Blowhole Slideshow: Coast to [...]

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AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING TOURS

By |October 11th, 2011|our tour COMPANY|

The Coast to Coast Auckland Sightseeing Tours, are rated one of the  'Best Things to Do' in Auckland (on Tripadvisor) read what others are saying, and is an ideal way in which to explore the attractions of the West Auckland region. You'll see things from a resident's point-of-view because our family were some of the [...]

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ACCOMMODATION Auckland City

By |June 11th, 2011|of EXTRA interest|

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|of EXTRA interest|

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 accommodation & regions. [...]

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