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“cape palliser”(9 reviews)
“seal colony”(4 reviews)
Travel with Gordon the Rural Mailman as he delivers all the way to the Southern most point of the North Island. Drive through a variaty of gravel roads, see the seals and experience the most picturesque views that the South Wairarapa has to offer...more
158 Boundary Road | Rd1, Featherston 5771, New Zealand
+64 274 308 866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged this as a Christmas gift for my parents knowing they would appreciate Gordon's rural local knowledge (they are two semi-retired dairy farmers from the UK) and the opportunity to see and learn about the our new neighbourhood. Today's trip with the post has...More

1  Thank faytomlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm the former CEO of Ken Air (Transnasional) Tours focussed in outbound to Europe market and has been in the Tourism and Travel Industry professionally. Gordon, your tour is most unique and personalised, and you did everything right on developing a great destination product. Never...More

2  Thank psi500
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Gordon is an amazing host. He was warm and entertaining and went out of his way to accommodate individual interests. He has all kinds of random friends & stops accordingly. Once he knew I really wanted to pet a sheep, he called a friend with...More

1  Thank Merilee M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My friend and I were staying in Martinborough and spent the day with Gordon. He was a delightful host and very responsive to our interests. The scenery was spectacular and Gordon knows so much about this area. It was a bit of a long day...More

1  Thank Kate S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This really is a very unusual 'guided tour', in that you sit in the back of Gordon's post van (it's a comfy seat!) and see not only the fabulous coastline, but also get to hear about the way people live, and make a living in...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

What a great interesting and informative day out with Gordon who is a wealth of knowledge of this unique area of the southern most tip of the North Island - right down to the Lighthouse at Cape Palliser. Delivering the rural mail and supplies to...More

3  Thank Rosscofol
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We have just spent the most marvellous day out with Gordon, the rural delivery postman for the very south of the North Island. The weather played its part of course, being warm, sunny and windless, but the trip would have been fun no matter what...More

3  Thank Gail D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Being 'local' (ok Wellington is pretty local lol), we had never been to Cape Palliser and it was about time. I was fortunate enough to come across Gordon and his postie run while looking at what to do 'on the coast'. Not one for 'cookie...More

3  Thank Dawn501
Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a wonderful day with a great Kiwi bloke. We are life time NZer's but had not spent a lot of time in the Wairarapa. Gordon gave us a great introduction to the area and regaled us with detailed stories and history. It made such...More

4  Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 2 June 2017

An excellent way to get to know the Wairarapa, with great sights, entertaining stories and, at the end, lots and lots of seals, accompanied by snacks on the way and a wonderful lunch at the end. Gordon is a great guide and he goes out...More

2  Thank dersteef
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