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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Akaroa, New Zealand
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Fantastic Experience

Great Trip around parts of Banks Penninsula seldom seen by travellers. Comfortable seats on modern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deborah W
Wonderful Day Out

This tour was fantastic. Jeff and his wife Suzi were a special couple who made our day. The weather... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
5513Maree
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Napier, New Zealand
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“morning tea” (31 reviews)
“his wife” (24 reviews)
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Trip around parts of Banks Penninsula seldom seen by travellers. Comfortable seats on modern mail delivery van. Excellent commentary by driver about the sights, local history and interesting insights into the local community life. Plenty of toilet stops and a lovely home made morning...More

Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tour was fantastic. Jeff and his wife Suzi were a special couple who made our day. The weather was great when we did this tour, so the scenery was spot on. Fabulous part of our country. Would highly recommend this tour. Many thanks Jeff...More

Thank 5513Maree
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

It is what it is - a trip round fantastic countryside with the local postie and his wife who are simply charming, amusing, informative and make everything fun. Throwing in lovely home bakes and tea or coffee half way round. You go off the normal...More

Thank Weandre
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing tour of Akaroa that is outside the norm. Jeff was an amazing host who kept us entertained all day long. Highly recommend this tour to all. Beautiful scenery and great company.

Thank Sian W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This tour was probably the best of our shore excursions on our New Zealand cruise. Jeff and Suzi were fantastic hosts and tour guides, and the drive through the hills around Akaroa was great, with great views of the harbour itself. We stopped for morning...More

Thank Kaye S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful way to spend a rainy day! So we didn't get all the amazing views because of the low clouds but we went to bays that we would have never ventured to with the campervan! Jeff and Suzi are very warm and...More

Thank Malcolm D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! What a fantastic way to see Akaroa! Jeff was very friendly and helped answer any questions we had but mostly we just loved seeing the scenery in this unique way. We delivered the mail with our Postie...More

Thank Charlotte V
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Book early and don't miss this! What a great trip, a tour round Banks peninsula with the post man. Great views and photo opportunities and loads of info on the area. Jeff is a good steady driver and you feel safe, he is chatty and...More

Thank kenty
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great trip as the local rural post-van goes through the hillsides and into many of the bays to deliver their mail and show you the sights. Jeff has the route well worked out so you see the views and get to walk in the bays...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is your opportunity to be part of a rural mail delivery route that takes you to gorgeous, often isolated, bays, and amazing scenery. It’s fun with your fellow travellers as you take in postcard shot after postcard shot. Jeff’s a good bloke but I’d...More

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TLWoody
22 August 2017|
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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.
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patriciasway2004
9 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.
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Beanie24
19 February 2017|
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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.
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