Akaroa's Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run


Enjoy 5 hours amongst some of the most stunning scenery you'll ever see.


Jeff & Suzi invite you to join their rugged and remote rural mail delivery that has delighted tourists and locals alike for over 30 years.

Discover the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Eastern bays, valleys and coastline on this unique mail run experience.

We travel 120km weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to 140 letterboxes to farms and settlements in the comfort of our red Rural Post Van.

Your tour includes an interesting local Postie's commentary, a delicious homemade snack/tea/coffee break, a visit to a historic church and a short walk on beautiful Le Bons Bay beach. Plenty of photo opportunities and comfort stops.

The tour operates from Monday to Friday, leaving opposite the old BNZ Bank, at 9am, and arrives back at approximately 2pm. Tours operate all year round and are $95 per adult and $40 per child. Saturday bookings by prior arrangement (for 4 to 8 passengers) please contact us via email info@visitakaroa.com with the specific date.

On cruise ship days pick up is from the Akaroa Main Wharf for ALL passengers at 9am.

Bookings are essential as we only have 8 seats.

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Cancellations made 30 days prior to the departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance will receive an 80% refund with a 20% cancellation fee applied. No refund will be given within 24 hours before the tour departs and because of this we strongly recommend travel insurance.

CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS please make sure you book/board an early tender in time for the mail run’s 9am departure. There is no refund for late arrivals as the mail van has a strict schedule to adhere to. If your ship cannot come into harbour because of bad weather we will honour your ticket for when you revisit with proof of purchase/ship cancellation details. (When rebooking please get in touch directly with the tour operator)

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