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“Yes, this is a real mail run for locals” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run
Ranked #10 of 22 Tours in Akaroa
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Texas
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Yes, this is a real mail run for locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Yes, this is a real mail run that delivers rural mail as part of the tour. Easily the most scenic tour for Akora, about 5 hours long. Robin was very entertaining and witty. Many Kodak moments along the way, with tea/crackers for lunch (included). Tour is limited to 8 only, one couple missed the tour as he can wait only so long to get started on his mail deliveries. Be prompt if at all possible.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delivering mail is fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Compared to the excursions the cruise lines offer, this is the best for your money. We generally do not use the cruise excursions as they are overpriced and short. This was $55 US and lasted 5 1/2 hours. The scenery is outstanding and Robin takes you to all the little bays around Akaroa while delivering mail (sometime case of wine).

One of the highlights of the tour was the tea stop about halfway through the tour. We stopped near a shaded area by a bay and a table was set up with tea, chutney, cheese crackers and Robin's wife's homemade plum cake. You can make reservations through at http://www.akaroa.com/things-to-do

Visited January 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“What a Wonderful Day! Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited February 2013
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Santa Ana, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“This was fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Must do!!,”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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