We are proud to be able to deliver a true ECO-tour experience of the West Auckland region.

ECOTOURISM is the ‘umbrella’ name for the types of tourism that focus on natural areas. It is also responsible travel, that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.

There are two main types of  TOURS:

1) NATURE TOURS (e.g. a tour that visits a beach or a wildlife sanctuary)
Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas.

2) ECO TOURS… (tours which incorporate ALL 4 aspects; Nature, Culture, Environmental & Conservation)
Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation….

as well as operating LOCALLY.
Traveling to all parts of the country maybe great for business, but local is ‘best’ Ecotourism practice!

TIES principles of ecotourism operation

TIES principles of ecotourism operation

Coast to Coast Tours was a finalist in the 2009 Manaakitanga [Hospitality] Awards for Sustainability.



Checklist on what our ECO-TOUR provides


Cost TickNature and Culture
(visit natural attractions, experience New Zealand-lifestyle)
Cost TickEcologically sustainable
(carbon offset with your tree planting)
Cost TickFocus is only on our local area
(profits directed back into community – a TBL philosophy)
Cost TickUnderstanding
(comprehensive commentary given throughout tour)
Cost TickAppreciation
(many ‘hands-on’ experiences during the tour)
Cost TickConservation
(operating in an environmentally friendly manner)

Coast to Coast Tours encourages potential Ecotourists to check
whether they are receiving a TRUE Eco-tour experience.


GUIDELINES FOR GREEN MARKETING For an in-depth report on correct marketing of environmentally friendly products & services, see the New Zealand Commerce Commission (PDF)

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