The is the History of ‘Coast to Coast Tours’
Donna & Stu Hamilton of Muriwai Beach, Auckland, established the tour company in 2002. It incorporated their sheep farm that dates back to the 1880’s. Stuart’s parents came to this land at Muriwai Beach in 1922 but before this it comprised many thousands of acres and was owned by Sir Edwin Mitchelson, (once a Mayor of Auckland city).
Much of this entire region was dense bush with magnificent Kauri trees. The Kauri was a source of timber, and in those days, much money was made from the timber and its gum. (Kauri gum, sourced from the New Zealand Native Kauri tree, was used for paints and varnishes).