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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.

This one day 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. 

Running out of the Opal Mining town of Coober Pedy, in Outback South Australia - where half of the population still lives underground today. The Outback Mail Man will guide you through over 600 kilometres of rugged terrain, unveiling the splendour and marvels of this truly unique region. Immerse yourself in the tales of early settlers and explorers, step foot on present-day homesteads, savour the flavours of quirky outback establishments, and embrace a lifestyle preserved by a select few. 

Meet the legendary Bruce Ross, your charismatic Outback Mail Man, who weaves an entertaining and captivating story about the country he holds dear to his heart. Bruce and his equally enthusiastic team of guides will treat you to a day filled with insights and entertainment. 

In Oodnadatta, take a break at the famous Pink Roadhouse, allowing ample time for a meal and exploration of the town, including a visit to the Railway Museum. Discover the significance of William Creek over a beer at the bar of the unique outback-bush pub, including memorabilia from the railway days, or check out the collection of rocket bits & pieces from the Woomera rocket range housed across the road in the heritage park. 

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.


The mail run departs on Monday and Thursday - if the tours day falls on a public holiday, then schedule will move to the next working day.

No minimum number.

Maximum number of 10 guests per trip.


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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