Akaroa's Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Experience the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Eastern bays, valleys and coastline. Travel 120km, weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements. 5 days a week (Mon- Fri) 5 hour tours. 9am departure. Tours operate all year round and are $75 per person. For reservations please phone the Akaroa Adventure Centre on 03 304 7784. Email: akaroaadventurecentre@gmail.com or direct with the operators-Robin and Jo 03 304 8526 between 5pm and 7pm. If you are a cruise ship passenger you will be picked up at 9am from the Akaroa main wharf for this trip. Otherwise pick up is outside the Akaroa Adventure Centre, in the middle of Akaroa. 

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Phone03 304 7784 or 03 304 8526

Cruise Ship Passengers:

On cruise ship days this is a very popular tour so book early by email. This is a scheduled service and we guarantee that passengers will be back in Akaroa with plenty of time to check out the town before departure.

Article by Colleen Sachs in VIE Magazine. June 2015: 
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'...While I was planning this trip, a friend recommended a tour so unusual that I just had to try it out. Local postman Robin Burleigh drives a bright red van that holds up to ten people. In the mornings and afternoons, he drives it as a school bus; during the middle of the day, he takes people through ten valleys and stops at about a hundred and forty postboxes on his rural route, which covers a large portion of the Banks Peninsula near Akaroa. Robin has a wealth of information about the area and conveys it in an entertaining way. He made stops at places that aren’t found in guidebooks, including a small church that had Maori carvings throughout the interior and a picnic table where he set out tea, coffee, biscuits, and cheese. His wife, Jo, had included homemade relishes and pastries. One of the last stops was the place Robin called “the most beautiful beach in the world”: the beach at Le Bons Bay, which was peaceful and had sand that sparkled in the sun. It was easy to see why this is the place Robin and Jo call home.'

 

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Experience the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Eastern bays, valleys and coastline. Travel 120km, weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements. 5 days a week (Mon- Fri) 5 hour tours. 9am departure. Tours operate all year round and are $75 per person. For reservations please phone the Akaroa Adventure Centre on 03 304 7784. Email: akaroaadventurecentre@gmail.com or direct with the operators-Robin and Jo 03 304 8526 between 5pm and 7pm. If you are a cruise ship passenger you will be picked up at 9am from the Akaroa main wharf for this trip. Otherwise pick up is outside the Akaroa Adventure Centre, in the middle of Akaroa. 

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Cruise Ship Passengers:

On cruise ship days this is a very popular tour so book early by email. This is a scheduled service and we guarantee that passengers will be back in Akaroa with plenty of time to check out the town before departure.

Article by Colleen Sachs in VIE Magazine. June 2015: 
(edited version of the article)

'...While I was planning this trip, a friend recommended a tour so unusual that I just had to try it out. Local postman Robin Burleigh drives a bright red van that holds up to ten people. In the mornings and afternoons, he drives it as a school bus; during the middle of the day, he takes people through ten valleys and stops at about a hundred and forty postboxes on his rural route, which covers a large portion of the Banks Peninsula near Akaroa. Robin has a wealth of information about the area and conveys it in an entertaining way. He made stops at places that aren’t found in guidebooks, including a small church that had Maori carvings throughout the interior and a picnic table where he set out tea, coffee, biscuits, and cheese. His wife, Jo, had included homemade relishes and pastries. One of the last stops was the place Robin called “the most beautiful beach in the world”: the beach at Le Bons Bay, which was peaceful and had sand that sparkled in the sun. It was easy to see why this is the place Robin and Jo call home.'

 

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