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Original Mail Tour

Life, people and discoveries of the River Road

Join Tracy who grew up on the Whanganui River, for a relaxing day delivering mail along the Whanganui River Road, Enjoy and immerse yourself with scenic river surrounds, hear local stories, visit historical places such as Jerusalem Convent stopping for morning tea, collected from your accommodation, sit back relax and enjoy a unique and intimate day on our original mail tour.

Tour inclusions

Pick and up and drop off in Whanganui City

Along the way to discover:

  • See how the mail gets delivered in rural New Zealand, with all the connections that matter
  • Hear Stories of Whanau and what it was like for Tracey growing up on the Whanganui River
  • Koriniti Marae Visit
  • The convent at Jerusalem/Hiruharama
    (with the stories of local Māori, Sister Mother Aubert & James K Baxter) 
  • Kāwana Flour Mill - the original river think big project
  • Morning tea stop along the way
  • The unique Tunnel culvert
  • Be inspired by the route the Mountains to Sea Cyclists and Te Araroa Walkers traverse
  • Glimpse inside the lives of our rural hinterland, shaped by centuries of occupation along the river
  • See unique geology born from millennia of uplifting change
  • Spectacular views


Monday - Friday departures 
Depart at 7.30am (pick up at your Whanganui accommodation, within CBD)
Return to Whanganui for arrival at 1.30pm
Duration 6 hours


Cost per person $85.00
Includes all transport (shuttle, guide) and morning tea

What do you need to bring

  • Camera
  • Drinking water
  • Sunscreen and sun hats
  • Rain jacket
  • Shoes suitable for walking