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“What a Wonderful Day! Awesome!”

Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run
Ranked #10 of 28 Tours in Akaroa
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This bus trip is great - a must do for anyone visiting Akaroa. The trip was recommended to us by friends and we would highly recommend it to you too. A five hour round trip delivering the mail to the Eastern Bays around Akaroa, this is a wonderful way to see many of the beautiful little bays, and to view the most beautiful scenery! Robin was a very friendly, jovial, host who shared a mine of local information with us and also suggested many places we could visit on our own which we really appreciated. Very yummy morning tea provided en route. This trip is great value for money. A wonderful day which will be long remembered by both Pete and myself. Many thanks Robin and Jo!

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Took the Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run on January 28th. We were picked up promptly at 9 AM just off the tender wharf. What fun we had driving all around delivering mail to 147 out of the way places! Saw so many places we never would have seen otherwise - some of the trip is on dirt roads. It was a beautiful day and the views were spectacular. The price was a bonus, only $65 each. We had seven people in our van which was just fine and we spent 5+ hours on the trip. Stopped for a nice "morning tea" at Little Akaloha Bay, very pretty and isolated. This was one of the best excursions we had in 3+ weeks in New Zealand and Australia.

Thank Labonnevie_12
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had a very memorable day with Robin on the mail run. He picked us up from our cruise ship. It was the highlight of my day, the scenery is stunning.. Robin is very well informed on life in Akaroa and surrounding areas. Thank you Pauline.

2  Thank Pauline F
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Jenny and her family deliver the mail to remote locations on the banks peninsula - and for $65 you can go too. Sounds like a lot, but you'll go to places you would not ordinarily see and have photo stops for spectacular scenes. Little bays with crystal blue water, high peaks with stunning panoramic views. And homemade cake and drinks half way round!
What would improve it would be a bus with huge windows.

Thank KateJ56
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We took the Eastern Bays Senic Mail Run tour while visiting Akaroa on a cruise ship. Robin picked us up right at the pier along with a few other ship passengers who booked independently. Robin was very friendly and informative. He told us that he has held the mail delivery contract with New Zealand Post for the past 7 years. He has extensive knowledge of the area, the flora and fauna. We stopped for morning tea which was prepared by Robin's wife who is quite a good cook. The tour was great and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

1  Thank James N
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