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Come off the beaten track with us


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:  We operate all year round except on public holidays.

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

***** SCENIC DELIGHT A slice of old school New Zealand life This is a great trip around a beautiful area that gives you time to really appreciate the scenery and people/ houses etc. Jeff our driver was informative and helpful including providing a home made morning tea at a lovely old church. We also stopped for great coffee at a 150 year old store and walked on Le Bons Beach Highly recommended