Mail Run Tour
Mail Run Tour
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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia

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Darryl C
Brisbane, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
The mail run with Peter Rowe was awesome! It was a long, and very interesting day. 13 hours of travelling and stopping. Met several of the Williams family, bought a hat, and saw Tony's fossils. The trip was filled with interesting anecdotes and local knowledge. Finally had an awesome diner at William Creek Bar! What a day. Highlight of the trip to CB.
Written 21 June 2021
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Mary-Anne V
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
This was an extraordinary day! Whilst we travelled on public access roads we also went into stations not available to the public. Just to see the size of these stations and their setups was fantastic.

Then we have Peter Rowe the mailman. What an extraordinary tour guide. His memory for history, dates, flora, fauna and a good story is unbelievable.
He entertained us the whole way.

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.
Written 3 June 2021
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A2535ATjohnw
Adelaide, Australia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
It was a full on long day but certainly worth the money considering you get to see things that a lot of us could nit see without the know how and correct vehicle. I love the outback, and Peter the tour operator is a man of Knowledge and insight as he has been in Coober Pedy many years. Having lunch and tea at Iconic outback places was fantastic. Would highly recommend, book way ahead as he is very busy and only takes 4 passenh=gers twice a week. My wife like cememtries and Peter h=gave some insight into some on the trip which was a bonus.
Written 14 May 2021
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Karen L
Sydney Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Peter Rowe (the Mail Man) provided the most incredible and unique outback experience by allowing me to "tag along" as he delivered mail to Outback cattle stations, including Anna Creek Station (the biggest cattle station in the world). Peter's attention to detail and ability to spin a yarn and entertain for nearly 13 hours (and 600km) was mind blowing. I wish I could "tag along" on his mail runs more often....I have so much to learn
Written 29 April 2021
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Rae
London, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Peter is the most amazing guide. His depth and breadth of knowledge and ability to tell an interesting and engaging story knows no bounds. The places we visited and landscapes we travelled through make this a once in a lifetime experience. Well worth every effort to book this tour well in advance.
Written 21 April 2021
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Bart_Deh
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
If you want to learn insights on life in the Outback, plus history of the Old Ghan Train tracks, this is a must do tour. Very long day ( pick up around 9am, end between 9 and 10pm ), but worth every minute. Peter, a veteran resident of Coober Pedy has so many interesting stories and comments that he makes time fly by.
Very comfortable ( large Toyota SUV ), and pit stops at 2 Roadhouses for lunch and dinner.
Not cheap, but worth every cent.
Written 16 April 2021
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manxali
Milton Keynes, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were celebrating our Golden Wedding anniversary with a month long holiday in Victoria and South Australia. Without doubt this was the highlight of our holiday and we did some pretty amazing things within the month. Pete was an excellent guide, full of information about the area from a historical, topical, geographic and human perspective. It was a long day but it gave us an insight into the way that life is lived in this remote part of the country. He'd even arranged for a special recognition of our anniversary at William Creek. Recommend this to anybody who is interested in the Outback.
Written 19 November 2019
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Wales_Solo_traveller
Penarth, UK1,881 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is one of the most popular tours in Coober Pedy and having done it, it’s easy to see why! My advice though to anyone wanting to do this tour is to book well ahead - it only runs on a Monday and Thursday and can only take four people at a time.

The popularity and success of the tour is entirely down to Peter who runs the tour. He delivers mail on behalf of the Australian postal service to very remote areas between Williams’ Creek and Oonadatta. On the day I went, we delivered to both towns and also to five remote cattle stations. He collects parcels and post from them too.

He is entertaining and knowledgeable having a wealth of information about the outback, the people, animals, plants and birds, and keeps up his commentary for most of the journey.

The tour is all about the journey and not the destination. There are not large numbers of animals (except cattle), and the scenery is very dry and dusty. Although he did tell us about the desert bursting into life if it rains. We stopped for lunch in William’s Creek and got to Oonadatta in time for dinner, and back to Coober Pedy by about 10 pm having left at 9 am. So it is a long day, and well worth the $295 it cost. I would not say it is suitable for young children.
Written 6 August 2019
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Jillian G
Brisbane Region, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you want to get off the beaten track and learn a little about the history this is a must do.
We had the pleasure of going with Peter on Tuesday. He has so many great stories and access to people that you can not meet unless you travel with him.
Would recommend this trip to everyone.
Written 5 April 2019
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pammieblackwell1952
Eagle Point, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
If you really want a tour with an informative guide delivering the mail to outback stations you have to do this trip. Best $295pp spent
Written 28 March 2019
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