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You will travel 120km weaving in and out of 10 bays, from sea level to the crater rim, delivering mail to farms and settlements, experiencing the magnificent natural beauty & isolation of the Eastern Bays on Banks Peninsula.

As well as pick up and welcome in central Akaroa, and travel in our modern, comfortable van, your tour includes:

  • Our commentary telling the stories of Banks Peninsula’s natural and social history
  • Complementary tea or coffee with homemade snacks
  • A historic church visit
  • Stopping at one of NZ’s longest running country stores
  • A short walk on beautiful Le Bons Bay beach
  • Plenty of stunning photo opportunities and comfort stops

Let us take the worry out of driving for you, while you relax and enjoy your tour.

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 & arrive back there at approximately 2pm.

Saturday tours are only available by prior arrangement at a minimum of 4 adults or equivalent value.

The cost is $95 per adult and $40 per child (up to 15 years)

Bookings are essential as we only have 8 seats.



***** ROADS LESS TRAVELLED. We had an awesome tour with the Akaroa Scenic Mail Run, Jeff is the perfect host. We went to all the eastern bays delivering the rural mail and stopping off at local churches and halls and beautiful vistas. We highly recommend this tour, we both loved it as we probably would never have driven around some of the roads we travelled also the stories he were told about the settlers, locals and district were wonderful.
Victoria G