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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, all year round except on public holidays.

We leave central Akaroa (78 Rue Lavaud) at 9am and arrive back there at approximately 2pm.

***** THE WOW FACTOR! There are so many highlights to this tour, including the historical hall with a sprung dance floor, the unique church where morning tea is served (with home baking and preserves thanks to Suzi), and of course the stunning views of the many bays and the expansive ocean. If you are lucky to get a clear day, then you are in for an absolute treat! Then there is Jeff's commentary about the local area...peppered with his wonderful sense of humour. The walk along the beach was glorious to stretch the legs, (not to mention collecting driftwood, which I was permitted to bring back with me on the van). Every aspect was memorable, and I plan to do the trip again! Thank you Jeff and Suzi.