We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8526
Review Highlights
Cruisers beware of this operator

We had the misfortune to be delayed in getting ashore from our ship (by the tender process). When... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redland City, Australia
Goin' Postal!

Although it was a rainy and dreary morning, we were still looking forward to riding with Robin on... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Stacy B
Cedar Park, Texas
via mobile
Read all 111 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“morning tea” (27 reviews)
“his wife” (22 reviews)
Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8526

Similar Things to Do in Akaroa

Write a Review
Reviews (111)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the misfortune to be delayed in getting ashore from our ship (by the tender process). When we realised it was going to be a problem, we rang the booking company Akaroa Adventures and were told to get there as quickly as possible, and...More

1  Thank Nannytanny
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Although it was a rainy and dreary morning, we were still looking forward to riding with Robin on Akaroa's Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run. The red mail van pulled up across from the main wharf at 9:00 AM exactly as planned. My husband and I,...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This mail run and trip to Eastern bays is exceptional, morning tea provided by Robin's wife great too

Thank Flick Ian C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A fabulous tour of the Banks Peninsula! Robin is the perfect guide with a great knowledge of the area and New Zealand in general, His relaxed attitude and wry sense of humour make for a special day. His wife, Jo, provided a lovely picnic and...More

Thank JUDES30
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was a delightful and unexpected opportunity to see the part of the Banks Peninsula few except locals get to experience. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank annbarbieaim
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Really. You ride for about five hours with Robin as he does the rural delivery mail run. But he also makes stops where you can take fantastic pictures. The bays and valleys are amazing. Partway through, he stops and lays out a picnic with treats...More

3  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We extended our stay in Akaroa by a day so that we could join Robin on his daily run, and were delighted we had. Previous reviews cover all the great features of this 5 hour trip - Robin's relaxed, warm but at times wry style...More

3  Thank Dedham_Traveller
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Eastern Bays Mail Run gives marvellous views of Akaroa and postman Robin is a mine of information about Akaroa- from the formation of the area right through to the present day. Robin collects visitors in his red mail van and from then it's more...More

3  Thank Gwen008
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were in Akaroa for the day on a cruise ship village and spent 5 hours with Robin on his mail run. We were lucky and he had a couple of seats free, but we would recommend booking in advance as he is usually fully...More

4  Thank ceannrach
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our "Special Delivery" day with Robin on his Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run. We were "Handled with Care" for the fun five hour 120km trip visiting several bays and highlands. The sweet & savory morning treats along with tea and coffee in...More

4  Thank Brad S
Nearby Restaurants
The Little Bistro
721 reviews
1.55 km away
The Brasserie Kitchen And Bar
467 reviews
1.54 km away
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
799 reviews
1.42 km away
Akaroa Fish and Chips
558 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Banks Peninsula
937 reviews
1.42 km away
Akaroa Lighthouse
83 reviews
1.47 km away
Akaroa Museum
134 reviews
1.51 km away
Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds
48 reviews
1.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from MargieC51 | Reviewed this property |
I think this may already have been answered. I booked through the Akaroa Adventure Centre. They're easy to find online. They're very helpful. You'll enjoy the experience.
18 February 2017|
Response from Phillygirl46 | Reviewed this property |
It was $75 per ticket, so we paid $150. But this is payment in New Zealand dollars, which are worth about 75% of US dollar. So the true cost wasn't as much. Enjoyable way to see scenic Akaroa.
18 February 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from FelicityOK | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Don't miss this tour. It takes about 5 hours and we loved it. Plenty of time to look around Akaroa when you get back. A trip to "The Giants House" in Akaroa is also well worth visiting.