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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

#10 of 28 Tours in Akaroa
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run
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We travel 120km weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements. You will get an interesting commentary on the Peninsula's natural and social history. Your tour includes a homemade morning tea...more
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All reviews morning tea his wife banks peninsula cheese and crackers five hours cruise ship nice morning normal tourist new zealand dance hall half way round comfortable van delivery van cattle grazing book well in advance highly recommend this tour to anyone numerous stops
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would absolutely recommend this scenic mail run. We enjoyed the bays very much and you really have a wonderful view, get to see some beautiful beaches and you have 5 hours of epic scenery :) Jeff and Suzi are lovely, they provide an insight...More

Thank Wander57131413601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from New Zealand, we go over at least once a year to visit friends and search for new experiences. Every time we take someone with us, we take them on the mail run. In the past we have taken sister and...More

Thank Ashford2161
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A wonderful time spent with locals, Jeff and Susie as they delivered the mail to the beautiful bays around Akaroa. Beautiful scenery, great local information about the history of the area, and the present way of life. We would recommend this trip.

Thank Janny612
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant time with the postman visiting all sorts of little places where he delivers mail. Five hours of seeing and learning about living in this wonderful area was a great experience. Morning tea/coffee/fruit teas and home made cookies, cheese and crackers was a...More

Thank Connector736339
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Would highly recommend to everyone. Great views of the Peninsular and very informative commentary. All the driving done by a fantastic host Jeff while he delivered the mail into place you would not have gone if you drove yourself and his lovely wife Susie had...More

Thank Kay D
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend. The scenery in our own backyard is amazing and this trip showcases some of it. Jeff and his wife Suzy were great hosts and lots of laughs were had.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a most unique sightseeing tour one can have. You go with a real postman and deliver mail and parcels through the bays, valleys, farms, coastline and settlements of eastern Akaroa. You will not only see amazing scenery, but also experience and see the...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great Trip around parts of Banks Penninsula seldom seen by travellers. Comfortable seats on modern mail delivery van. Excellent commentary by driver about the sights, local history and interesting insights into the local community life. Plenty of toilet stops and a lovely home made morning...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This tour was fantastic. Jeff and his wife Suzi were a special couple who made our day. The weather was great when we did this tour, so the scenery was spot on. Fabulous part of our country. Would highly recommend this tour. Many thanks Jeff...More

1  Thank 5513Maree
Reviewed March 15, 2018

It is what it is - a trip round fantastic countryside with the local postie and his wife who are simply charming, amusing, informative and make everything fun. Throwing in lovely home bakes and tea or coffee half way round. You go off the normal...More

1  Thank Weandre
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Tracey W
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Gwen008 | Reviewed this property |
We have always booked ahead. I think we booked with the visitor centre. That opens at 9.00 and the mail run goes at 9.00 so I suspect that booking on the day won't work.
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patriciasway2004
March 8, 2017|
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Response from MargieC51 | Reviewed this property |
I think this may already have been answered. I booked through the Akaroa Adventure Centre. They're easy to find online. They're very helpful. You'll enjoy the experience.
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Beanie24
February 18, 2017|
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Response from gail w | Reviewed this property |
It was $75 per ticket, so we paid $150. But this is payment in New Zealand dollars, which are worth about 75% of US dollar. So the true cost wasn't as much. Enjoyable way to see scenic Akaroa.
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