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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 22 099 1975
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The HIghlight of our trip

Cruising gives you many options in many ports so it is difficult to select a tour to maximize your... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ormond Beach, Florida
Perfect tour to get local! History, views, ... great!

A great activity to explore the bays! Their beautiful views, their history, their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krakow, Poland
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“morning tea” (28 reviews)
“his wife” (22 reviews)
“banks peninsula” (23 reviews)
Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 22 099 1975

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cruising gives you many options in many ports so it is difficult to select a tour to maximize your stay. LOOK NO FURTHER, THIS IS IT! Beautiful views, local history, great conversation, perfect stops and a home made cake with your tea! We absolutely loved...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great activity to explore the bays! Their beautiful views, their history, their mailboxes... You get a nice morning tea, great stories and jokes. The lovely mail-couple takes you on their daily tour around and on the scenic route. Big recommendation! We started and ended...More

Thank KatrienBelgium
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We really enjoyed being with Jeff - a nice Friendly Kiwi Bloke while he went about his mail delivery service with great sightseeing, scenery and local colour along the way. A great insight into Rural New Zealand and stunning views . Morning tea was on...More

Thank boeing727qc
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went on the mail run yesterday with some friends. It was a great day with some of the best views to be seen. The hills, ocean and snowy capped peaks made for great photos and breathtaking views. Driver Jeff had some great knowledge re the...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a fantastic tour - you can read all about it from the other, positive reviews. We agree with everything they've said. It really gives a good feel about what it must have been like for early settlers and how rural it is today. Make...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had the misfortune to be delayed in getting ashore from our ship (by the tender process). When we realised it was going to be a problem, we rang the booking company Akaroa Adventures and were told to get there as quickly as possible, and...More

2  Thank Nannytanny
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Although it was a rainy and dreary morning, we were still looking forward to riding with Robin on Akaroa's Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run. The red mail van pulled up across from the main wharf at 9:00 AM exactly as planned. My husband and I,...More

3  Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This mail run and trip to Eastern bays is exceptional, morning tea provided by Robin's wife great too

Thank Flick Ian C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A fabulous tour of the Banks Peninsula! Robin is the perfect guide with a great knowledge of the area and New Zealand in general, His relaxed attitude and wry sense of humour make for a special day. His wife, Jo, provided a lovely picnic and...More

Thank JUDES30
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was a delightful and unexpected opportunity to see the part of the Banks Peninsula few except locals get to experience. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank annbarbieaim
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22 August 2017|
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.
8 March 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.
19 February 2017|
Response from Phillygirl46 | 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.