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“Delivering the mail”

Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run
Ranked #10 of 23 Tours in Akaroa
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delivering the mail”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 by the roadside consisting of a selection of teas, plum cake (homemade by Robin's wife), cheese and crackers, jam, etc. While Robin delivered the mail on the porch of an old dance hall by Starvation Gully Road, we explored the inside. I felt like I was back in WW II. We were all enchanted by the experience. My husband proclaimed this the best excursion he has ever taken!

Visited March 2014
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English first
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“No Junk Mail Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

Like to do something memorable and yet unique when you travel? This private mail run tour is just that and so much more! A party of 6 of us spent 5 wonderful hours with Robin of "Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Runs". Yes, I did say Mail Run because you go along with Robin as he delivers his mail on the scenic eastern bays of Akaroa, New Zealand.
You see much more than you could view on any other tour and you learn about the people and Robin himself. You even had a chance to meet some of the people he delivers his mail to and some of the community buildings in the many little roads off the beaten path. We even stopped for midmorning tea and sweets prepared by his wife at a picnic table in a fabulous spot in Akaroa.
If you are looking for something unique and a wonderful way to learn about people, this is the tour for you. You get beautiful sights and a relaxed, fun tour at a reasonable price.

Visited March 2014
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Gainesville, Georgia
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Best tour of cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a great private tour. The mailman, school bus driver, conservation warden, and farmer spent 6 hrs showing us the places and people on the ridges and bays around Akaroa. His wife made us morning tea. He told us history, opinions, and introduced us to some of the people on his mail run. The price was reasonable. The views magnificent . The length and pace of the tour was relaxed and left time for a stroll back to the ship if we wished. A perfect day in Akaroa.

Visited February 2014
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Wokingham
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

A fascinating and different way to see the area surrounding Akaroa. The 5 hour trip went amazingly quickly, beautiful scenery over every hill and round every corner. Robin gave us a real insight into life in this quite remote area. Excellent snack lunch with home made cakes, cheese chutney, made by his wife Jo. They even sent us the recipe.

Visited February 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was a delightful day out, in the company of a really nice, interesting guy, Robin. The scenery is fabulous and we would never have seen the parts of the Banks Peninsula we visited on our own, but it wasn't simply the scenery, it was the opportunity to learn lots of history, cultural and natural & just simply relax in a beautiful location in good company.

Visited January 2014
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