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Join us and discover the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Eastern Bays, valleys and coastlines on this one-of-a-kind mail run experience.

This unique experience is one of the only onshore mail run tours in New Zealand and has charmed both locals and tourists for over 40 years.

An Unforgettable Tour

Jump in our Rural Post Van as we weave in and out of the Eastern Bays from sea level to the crater rim, delivering mail to over 150 letterboxes across farms and settlements.

Meet your Guides

Hello! We’re Jeff & Suzi, custodians of this unique Kiwi experience. There’s nothing we love more than showing visitors (and locals!) around the stunning vistas of the Banks Peninsula’s Eastern Bays. The area has a fascinating history which Jeff will impart over the course of your tour. We look forward to hosting you!

Tour Details

Your tour includes natural and social history commentary, free tea or coffee with homemade snacks, a historic church visit and a stop at one of NZ’s longest running country stores, a short beach walk and plenty of photo opportunities and comfort stops.

The tour operates Monday to Friday (and Saturday by appointment, please email directly: easternbaysscenicmailrun@gmail.com)  We operate all year round except on public holidays.

We leave central Akaroa at 9am and arrive back there at approximately 2pm.

***** #1 THING TO DO IN AKAROA This is a great way to see the outer peninsula from the safety of a van being driven by Jeff the local postie who knows all the roads, corners, bridges, intersections and people along the way. Jeff gave us a commentary along the way about the history and character of each bay we went into. Highly recommended. We had a week in Akaroa and this trip was easily the best activity we did.
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