Auckland Coast to Coast Tours is a legal operator.
Coast to Coast Tours is REGISTERED with the Auckland Council to take tourists to Parks.
If you book with a tour company that advertises they visit Auckland Parks and Reserves but who is not registered, you are supporting an illegal operator!
PLEASE choose your tour company wisely…those that appear “cheap” won’t have the overheads it takes to operate in a responsibly legal manner.
A word about Food Safety on your Auckland tours…
It is likely that IF a meal is included on your tour, it may take the form of a “lunch-box” given to you to consume on the bus you are traveling on.
Sometimes even, the operator may have prepared the food themselves at their home. This is invariably nice, but did you know…..that in New Zealand there are NO Food Safety Laws for food not “sold” during a tour (..or even a B&B stay)?! Today, there are many operators who choose to supply “free” food; …however delicious it might sound…(a picnic, or a homemade sandwich)! But, how do you really know what the facilities were like that were used to prepare and cook the food that you are consuming, let alone how long the food has been sitting around at the wrong temperature? (“warm” food 4 hours out of 60 degrees Celsius = danger!!)
At Coast to Coast Tours, we opt to have your lunch at an upmarket cafe/restaurant, where we know the facilities are of A-grade standards. There is also NO eating your lunch from your bus seat either, because we regard your lunch should be enjoyable and an “experience” of New Zealand cuisine.
And, sorry…on our tours
there’s also NO “Under 5 year-olds travel free if not occupying a seat” !
Operating this type of transportation is illegal. Passenger vehicles have a maximum number of passengers they are allowed to carry.
Thus, ALL passengers (be they 1 day old or 110 years old) are required by Law to sit in a seat and wear a seat-belt (in vehicles that have seat-belts fitted). Really, in today’s vehicles, what vehicle doesn’t have a seat-belt?
and, why would you put your child’s safety at risk?