AUCKLAND MINI TOURS
Our HALF DAY or “mini” tours are just the ticket for you to get a taste of Auckland!
Perhaps you have the morning free as you are waiting to embark on your Cruise ship in the afternoon, –or- you have an afternoon free before you fly back to your homeland.
Either way, we have designed both an Auckland half day MORNING tour, and an Auckland half day AFTERNOON tour to suit your time schedules.
…INCLUDES THREE GREAT AUCKLAND “MUST-DO” STOPS…
MORNING runs 3, 2, 1 and the AFTERNOON runs 1, 2, 3
1 – Craftworld – authentic NZ souvenirs
We stop here because Craftworld has authentic NZ-wares! This is NOT a “pressure-selling” stop.
Coast to Coast Tours gives 15% discount vouchers to use in this shop.
Complimentary tea/coffee and clean restrooms to use.
2 – Wine tasting at Soljans winery
We stop here because Soljans wine is award-winning!
Coast to Coast Tours includes the wine-tasting fee in the price of your tour.
You will taste both red and white wines, with opportunity to purchase (optional).
3 – Muriwai Beach -&- gannet colony
We stop here because it is one of Auckland’s “Must-See” attractions!
You see the wild and rugged west coastline and the Tasman Sea.
The sands at Muriwai are black and are fine iron-sands from ancient volcanoes.
Muriwai is also home of the takapu gannet,
They are one of the very few colonies in the world to make its nest on the mainland.
If the tour company you are looking at booking your tour with, says they stop at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach,
do check if they are registered with the Auckland Council to take visitors there.
This is a legal requirement for ALL tours that enter the Muriwai Reserve. Many operators will drop you to look at the sea-birds by yourself.
Coast to Coast Tours ALSO gives a GUIDED TOUR to the gannet colony
>> THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT OUT TO THE MURIWAI REGION <<
so options are; rental car, taxi, or tour.