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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

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Address: Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Riding with the Postie.......

Robin, the postie was wonderful. He serves over 120 residents on his route. Besides that he is also the "school bus" before and after he does the mail run. His route is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Robin, the postie was wonderful. He serves over 120 residents on his route. Besides that he is also the "school bus" before and after he does the mail run. His route is incredible, running from the seashore to some of the highest points on roads too narrow for a tour bus. Seating in the van is limited so reserve early.... More 

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Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Robin on this great tour. We were taken to places that you can never get to on a bus tour. The scenery was spectacular and Robin was more than happy to stop and allow us to take photos. Robin was very friendly and had a wealth of local knowledge to share along the way.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this mail run around the beautiful bays of the Banks Peninsula. Robin, our driver and guide, was easy to get along with. His knowledge of the area is immense and he was able to give us many insights into local customs and happenings. We saw beautiful bays and other places that we would just... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the over 5 hours spent with Robin, the scenery was spectacular and made even more memorable by the history of the area provided by Robin. I wasn't sure about the 5 hours but if flew by. Robin provided lots of stops along the way including one for a very yummy morning tea made by his wife Jo.... More 

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Potomac, MD
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have planned many excursions over the years and have never had an experience as we did with this group. I had read all of the wonderful reviews of this tour on Tripadvisor and other places and thought this would be a wonderful excursion for us when we go to Akaroa next February. I am an early planner and saw... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I picked this tour at the last minute as a rainy day activity, and it was a great decision. The drive up and down and along the bays is spectacular, and the views were beautiful even with a few clouds. Robin was a great tour guide who gave an interesting history of the area and provided a delicious morning tea.... More 

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midlands England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Having read previous reviews of The Mail Run with Robin, we decided to book six months before sailing on our Aukland to Sidney cruise,to be sure of securing a place on this tour. We are so glad we did !!! My Husband & myself along with 5 other passengers on the Solstice had a truly memorable day. Robin drove us... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you want to see the Banks Peninsular and the stunning scenery around Akaroa simply do the Mail Run with Robin. We booked beforehand and found the visitors centre handled it efficiently. Robin is a delight, informative and amusing he will take you to places you would not attempt in a hire car and in absolute safety ! 5 hours... More 

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Port Ewen, New York
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71 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We booked this ahead of time via the Akaroa central booking web site. Since they aren't the actual provider, it takes time with back and forth emails. A little frustrating at times, but finally got it booked and it was well worth it. In fact, my wife and I agree, this was probably the highlight of our cruise through New... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

On March 17, 2014, six of us delivered the mail with Robin to the Eastern Bays. We saw some of the most spectacular scenery ever. This is a beautiful part of the world and Robin was proud to show it off. He is a great ambassador/guide. Some of the highlights included a walk on Le Bons beach, a morning tea... More 

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