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The Mail Run Tour

An Outback Experience,
with a difference.

Travel with the mail man for a personalised tour in a comfortable air conditioned 4WD vehicle.

Maximum number of 10 guests per trip

Running out of the Opal Mining town of Coober Pedy, in Outback South Australia - where half of the population still lives underground today.

This tour offers a real Outback experience, travelling with an Australia Post contractor - delivering mail to the outback towns of Oodnadatta and William Creek as well as 5 remote cattle stations.

The tour travels over diverse country, including gibber plains, red sand hills, and the ancient inland seabed. It crosses through the world’s longest man-made structure, the Dingo fence.


On the Day

Ensure that we know your accommodation details for a morning pick-up, and please provide your phone number. Be ready for pick-up by 8:45 am for a 9 am departure and in the event of delays, we will contact you. Bring a shady hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a camera, and your water bottle (refills available on board). Lunch and drinks are included at either the Pink Roadhouse Oodnadatta, or the William Creek Hotel and snack packs are available during the tour.  

Vehicles & Safety

Travel in comfort with air-conditioned 4WD vehicles equipped with UHF Radios, Satellite Phones and First Aid Kits. Note that due to unsealed roads and adverse weather conditions, the itinerary may be subject to change for passenger safety. We do not accept responsibility for personal expenses or loss/damage to personal effects during the tour caused by delays or unforeseen circumstances.

Khati Thanda Lake Eyre

A flight over the largest salt lake in Australia – Khati Thanda Lake Eyre – can be incorporated into your tour through Wrightsair of William Creek. Fly from either Nilpinna Station or William Creek on a one-hour scenic flight and then reunite with the Outback Mail Run SA for the remainder of the tour. Please enquire when you book. 

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