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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

#10 of 23 Tours in Akaroa
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Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
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Wonderful trip, well worth doing.

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it was touching to hear how proud he was of her. A 5 hour journey... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Really. You ride for about five hours with Robin as he does the rural delivery mail run. But he also makes stops where you can take fantastic pictures. The bays and valleys are amazing. Partway through, he stops and lays out a picnic with treats prepared by his wife Jo. Robin talked a lot about the area, the history, the... More 

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Dedham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We extended our stay in Akaroa by a day so that we could join Robin on his daily run, and were delighted we had. Previous reviews cover all the great features of this 5 hour trip - Robin's relaxed, warm but at times wry style make the trip great fun, but it is all the little anecdotes he reveals about... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Eastern Bays Mail Run gives marvellous views of Akaroa and postman Robin is a mine of information about Akaroa- from the formation of the area right through to the present day. Robin collects visitors in his red mail van and from then it's more than 4 hours of amazing scenery, winding roads, tiny settlements and interesting locals. All the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were in Akaroa for the day on a cruise ship village and spent 5 hours with Robin on his mail run. We were lucky and he had a couple of seats free, but we would recommend booking in advance as he is usually fully booked. We had a change of itinerary which messed things around a bit. We've booked... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our "Special Delivery" day with Robin on his Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run. We were "Handled with Care" for the fun five hour 120km trip visiting several bays and highlands. The sweet & savory morning treats along with tea and coffee in a lovely beach which were "sent with love" from Robin's lovely wife. "Neither wind, nor... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

With all reviews I offer pros and cons Pros: Whats there not to love? Robin is an exceptional mailman and gave us an amazing behind the scene tour showing the hardwork it takes to deliver mail. We zigzagged through serene places , got to see cool mailboxes , got to hear great stories. Robin is witty , honest , and... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We did the Mail run day with Robyn several years ago and enjoyed it every bit as much this time - were thrilled to share it with our friends who had not visited NZ before - the 4 of us had a magical day - Ribyn shared all kinds of info about this beautiful area - he made the day... More 

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