Brisbane Airport Your Comprehensive Guide

The Brisbane airport is the third largest airport in Australia. Smaller only than the airports in Sydney and Melbourne. It is the only passenger airport for Queenslanders. Over 30 International carriers operate flights in and out of the Brisbane airport and 46 domestic carriers to make up one of the busiest air routes for the Asia-Pacific Region. The Brisbane Airport is a mere 13 KM from the city centre and it handles 17.5 million passengers annually.

If you find yourself lucky enough to be travelling to Australia and will be visiting Brisbane by air then you will find the following information very useful. Everything you should know about Brisbane International Airport.


Information on the Terminal


Brisbane International is the only international terminal serving Queensland. There are no curfews enforced in Brisbane as there  are in Sydney. Millions of passengers are welcomed around the clock to the Brisbane airport. As such Executive Coach Hire has no restrictions on pick up or drop off time. We don’t care what time of day it is or what day of the year we will pick you up on time every time.

Due to increased demand for international flights all three terminals have been modified and upgraded to cater to the Airbus A380. The airport has enjoyed renovations to make inter terminal travel easier and more efficient. The three terminals, International, Domestic, and Cargo can now be reached by the inter-terminal train. These trains leave every terminal every 15 minutes around the clock. This makes it a lot harder to miss a flight.


Shopping and Upgrades to the Brisbane Airport


Shopping_UpgradesFor international travellers there are a number of Duty Free shops on the third level, while domestic shoppers will want to stick to level 2. There are a number of brands covering goods such as luggage, fine jewelry, surf gear, outdoor wear, sunglasses and eye wear, several gift shops, and several book & magazine shops. Brands you will find include Guess, Billabong, Rip Curl, Sunglass Hut, Victoria Secret and many more.

If shopping is not your thing simply log onto the Optus Wireless Connect network to surf the web, or get prepared for your next business meeting. The airport lounge has sofas for watching TV and desks for conducting work. The free Wi-Fi is limited to an hour only.




There is only one hotel located in the Airport Village and it offers on-site accommodations as well as shuttle service among the terminals. The Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel requires reservations as it is by itself.


Overnight Laws


If you are arriving late and leaving early there is no curfew in effect at the Brisbane airport. This makes things a lot more convenient than the same situation in the Sydney Airport. It certainly means a lot less time running back and forth with extra airport transfers to avoid breaking curfew.

If you find that you want a room and Novotel is full Executive Coach Charter will pick you up in a mini bus and your private driver can take you to another accommodation a short distance away. Remember the airport is only 13 KM from the city centre so there are always options. Being a locally owned and operated company we have an advantage over some of the other guys as we have our finger directly on the pulse of Brisbane.


Dining, Drinking and Coffee at the Brisbane Airport

Dining, Drinking and Coffee at the Brisbane Airport

There are 35 different restaurants, cafes and bars at the Brisbane Airport. There is something open 24/7 somewhere. There are some American staples like KFC, Subway and McDonald’s, a great juice bar, kebabs, pie, a steakhouse, asian inspired cuisine, a few different places for burgers, Krispy Kreme, a couple sushi places, and even a Mexican inspired place. There is no shortage of places to grab a snack, a meal, a dessert, or a cocktail. If you will be spending an ample amount of time in the Brisbane Airport you will not starve.


Kids at the Brisbane Airport


The Brisbane International Airport has baby changing facilities on all floors of all terminals, they are equipped with microwaves and if you run out of baby supplies just visit News Travels. There are a number of eating options for snacks for kids of all ages, and the wi fi should keep the older kids busy. If you will be arriving late the nearest hotel is Novotel.


What to do with an animal at the Brisbane airport


If you are travelling with an animal, whether a Guide Dog, pet, or assistance animal you will be delighted to learn that Brisbane is the first airport to have installed a bathroom facility dedicated for animals to use. The animal “bathrooms” officially opened in April 2014. There are two locations, airside Level 3 Departures at International and Level 2 opposite Gate 25 Central Area at Domestic. Now passengers no longer have to leave the building when their animals have a call to nature.This is especially convenient for international passengers who will not have to deal with customs and their animal.

The animal bathroom installation is a small part of making the airport completely accessible for persons with disabilities and Brisbane International is at the forefront of the movement.


Transportation to Brisbane


You already know that Brisbane’s CBD is only 13 KM away from the airport. There are a number of transportation options to get you from the airport to the city and vice versa. There are options to suit all time schedules and budgets.


If you don’t mind the risk of waiting in line, and possibly paying too much the taxi can be the most hassle free way to leave the airport. Get your bags and get in a line, tell the driver where to go and that is it. This is the best option if you haven’t made prior transportation arrangements, and you don’t want to wait for the bus.

Train or Bus

There are public transport options in the form of both buses and trains and if you want to use time to pay for your transport instead of money this is the way to go. These options are very inexpensive but take a lot of time. If you have a lot of luggage they can be quite cumbersome, if you are travelling lightly though and have an excess of time you will see more at the leisurely pace of public transport.

Airport Transfer Service

For the astute business traveller, or the family that knows they want zero hassles, and zero delays, and for the traveller who demands the most for their money airport transfer service is available. Airport transfer service for groups of 2 – 200 can be arranged. There are options such as private car, limo, mini bus, mini coach, budget bus, and luxury coach.

If you are one who requires every detail attended to then we encourage you to contact Executive Coach Charters to arrange top notch airport transfer service tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Fill out our online quote form to start your airport transfer reservation or ask a question.

Golf in Brisbane

Golf in Brisbane

Golfing in Brisbane has been popular for over 120 years. The rugged coastlines and mountains of Australia make for some of the greatest natural courses in the world. Many have views of the ocean, or overlook valleys where grapes are growing in abundance to feed the Australian wine industry. Some of the older courses have some fabulously charming clubhouses that work wonderful for weddings, corporate events, or other social functions. There is a good mix of public, private, and semi private courses and the weather is golf friendly year round.

If you are in a hurry but just feel the need to get out there, you may want to check out some of the killer 9 hole courses in Brisbane. On the opposite end of things if you have a full day to dedicate to the sport perhaps you would rather get out of the city and into one of the courses surrounded by natural Australian bush. Whether you are taking a foursome out for a fun game of social golf, or would like to organise a corporate event with enough people to warrant a shotgun start at every hole. Whether you have a small group or a larger one Executive Coach Charter will get you there in style, tell us how many in your group and we will arrange minibus transfer to the golf course from hotels, airports, or the conference facility you may be using.

Brisbane Golf Club

Brisbane Golf Club

The Brisbane Golf Club has been on the cutting edge from the get go. They opened over 120 years ago and are among the oldest golf clubs in Brisbane. Today they feature putting greens with Champion Green a surface featured in over 700 golf courses throughout the USA. The clubhouse is Heritage protected and provides a lovely venue for special events, weddings, corporate events, meetings, or other social gatherings.

To play at The Brisbane Golf Club a membership from a reciprocal course is accepted, and there is some space for international, and intranational visitors wishing to play this world renowned course.

The green fees at the Brisbane GC range from $50 for member guests up to $150 and $200 for national and  international visitors respectively. Cart is not included but is readily available, as are clubs and balls. Juniors are welcome to play and feels are less.


Sandgate Golf Club


In between the CBD and the airport lies Brisbane’s oldest natural 9 hole course. Absolutely perfect for the working trip to Brisbane as they accept everyone on the course. Bookings are essential and the only restriction is Saturday before 3 pm. Saturdays are the weekly competition and is only open to members and their guests. Social clubs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The daily course conditions are updated online and you can get a very clear course description, and a full history of Sandgate.

Green fees are $10 – $25 and vary depending on day and time, juniors are welcome on the course and motorized carts are available for only $35 each.

Sandgate Golf Club is a simple and to the point 9 hole golf course that is organised and a pleasure to play. If you are pressed for time and still want a decent game Sandgate is the ideal solution. Get a minibus from Executive Coach Charter for a long lunch and get your round of golf in.

Oxley Golf Club


Oxley Golf Club is our pick for most welcoming course as they offer social golf 7 days a week. There are time restrictions most days but early morning tee times are available every day but Saturday. Corporate Golf Days at Oxley are nearly effortless on the golfer’s part.  Coordinate everything ahead of time from personalised score cards, full catering in the function room before and after the round, use of the function room for other activities free of charge, a golf coordinator assigned to your group, and everything else you would expect from a top notch corporate golf day at a solid course.

Corporate golf packages range from $54-$69 per head with a minimum head count of 12 to qualify for the package. The larger the group the less per head and groups of 80+ are welcome. Ala carte services and extras are available such as pro clinics, putting competitions, custom signage on the course etc.

9 holes can be booked upon request. All in all Oxley is a fantastic championship course ideal for the social golfer or for the ultimate corporate golf day.

Carbrook Golf Club

Carbrook Golf Club

If you want a golf course that screams “That’s Australia” then Carbrook is an absolute must. With sharks in the water hazards this golf course lives up the the Australian reputation that everything in Australia is more dangerous than the rest of the world. This course has a sense of humor for sure. It is owned and operated by the members and although a new fairly new club it has a very interesting history. It literally went from a “well mowed cow paddock” to winning the Queensland Metropolitan Golf Club of the Year Award the year after the course you play today was finished, 2006. An interesting added benefit that came from the flooding in the 90s when the course was under construction initially fish and sharks ended up in the lakes that formed and now members and their families can enjoy fishing days to get a break from golfing. Social golfers are catered to and encouraged to come and play the golf course built by golfers for golfers.

From one of the oldest courses in Brisbane to one of the most modern day examples of a homegrown course Brisbane has a lot to offer both the social golfer and the corporate golfer. Many of the courses are able to be golfed every day of the year rain or shine as their fairways have been raised to avoid flooding.

Book a Golf Day by Minibus in Brisbane


To schedule transportation options for your group of 2 or more by minibus simply use our online booking form or call Executive Coach Charter the phone number is at the top left hand side of this page.

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Travel Australia – Explore Newcastle

Newcastle, the second largest city in New South Wales (NSW) is 162 km NNE of Sydney and is home to Australia’s first export, coal. Newcastle has a rough history as being a punishment place for convicts that committed heinous crimes. Today it is a thriving metropolis and is home to just over half a million residents. An active city on the coast and surrounded by wine country, Newcastle is rich in history and there are many unique things to see and do when you visit here.


Remembered you can always fill one of our bus hire online quotes and get exploring Newcastle today! Let’s see some of the coolest activities you can do while travelling this city…

Glen Rock Conservation Area

Only ten minutes from Newcastle’s CBD the Glen Rock Conservation area protects the last little bit of coastal rainforest in the region. There are gorgeous waterfalls, a sparkling lagoon adorable animals to watch, like gliders, and bandicoots. Learn about native aboriginals that inhabited the area for thousands of years prior to European settlement.

Surf Newcastle

Australia is known worldwide as having some of the best waves to surf in the world. Surfing Newcastle or newy is no exception. Newy offers waves for all skill levels, be sure and watch the swell it can get gnarly huge especially near Shark Alley. Summer time is chill and great for beginners and winter time brings to pros out to play.

Fort Scratchley – Historic site

Overlooking Nobby Beach and lighthouse you will find Fort Scratchley. Enjoy sweeping views of this beautiful seascape and learn about Australia’s first coal mine. Seams of coal were discovered in 1800 and mining commenced immediately by convicts in the area.

Bogey Hole

The first swimming pool built in the ocean in Australia in 1819 by convicts is now called Bogey Hole. Bogey Hole is popular with locals and tourists as a swimming hole perfect for enjoying the coastline of Newcastle. Bogey Hole is heritage protected and has been its current size since 1884.

Convict Lumber Yard

From 1989 to 1992 the Convict Lumber Yard became the site of a major archaeological dig. Artifacts were turned up from hundreds to thousands of years old. Before convicts were sentenced to work the lumber yard Aboriginals had used it for centuries. Right in the heart of the city the Convict Lumber Yard is a must see activity for anyone that enjoys history.

Hang Gliding

Take to the skies with your very own set of wings and see Newcastle from the air. Explore the coast or travel inland. Beginners are welcome to take tandem flights and courses are available to learn how to hang glide on your own. Experience free flight just as the birds do.

Tree Top Adventure Park

For adventurers as young as three years old take to the tree tops, traverse rope bridges, fly with the foxes, swing from a trapeze, and get your Tarzan on. Tree Top Adventure Park is an exciting challenge for all ages.

Newcastle is full of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Fly through the air, swing from the trees, and surf some of the greatest waves Australia has to offer. Explore ancient forts, and swimming pools carved out of the ocean built by convicts. Newcastle is an exciting city rich in history and

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9 awesome Things To Do In Melbourne: The yarra Valley and The Botanic Gardens

What To Do In Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne is located close to the centre of the city on Yarra River’s south bank. It covers the area of almost 38 hectares and is home to some 10,000 species of plants. There are exotic plants as well as native plants of Australia in this world famous botanical garden. You cannot only enjoy seeing rare species of plants, there are many other activities which you can do.

Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the week days and from 9.30am to 5.00pm during the weekend.

View different collections of plants

In the garden you will find that various types of plants are grown separately in order to help you study them as groups. Cacti Garden, Camellia Collection, Fern Gully, Oak Lawn, New Zealand

Collection and Southern China Collection are some of them. You can visit all these collections of plants and learn about them.

Visit traditional gardens that carry non native plants Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Fern Gully and Bulbs are places to enjoy studying exotic plants. These are only available in botanical gardens. Therefore, it is important to visit them in case you love plant life.

Walk through various lawns

This botanical garden has various lawns that are grown with tough types of grass. They are well maintained and attractive. You have the option to walk through them. At the same time, you can gather information on the types of grass grown on them. Once you visit the place, you will surely enjoy your trip.

Jog on the Tan Track

There is a jogging track, also called the Tan, located along the perimeter of the garden. Its length is 3.84 km and is paved with stone. People who visit this place always prefer to take part in jogging on this track. The environment is highly peaceful and you will certainly enjoy. A few race competitions are also held every year where people from all over the world participate. Currently, the record stands at 10 minutes and 12 seconds at the moment.

Getting to and around RBG

You can easily reach Royal Botanical Gardens on foot, as it is only 15 minutes walk away from railway station of Flinders Street. There is also the possibility to take a tram from there. However, the best way to visit the place is to hire your own bus or the coach, especially if you are visiting with a group.

We can arrange transport for groups of any size to RBG Melbourne, just fill in our online quote 

Yarra Valley, exploring the areas outside Melbourne

Yarra Valley is the area surrounding Yarra River. It is around 90 km away from central Melbourne. Wine brewing is one of the most important industries there. The cool climate prevailing in the area makes it most suitable for brewing several types of quality wines. There are lots of interesting activities for you to indulge in when you are in Yarra valley.

Take a ride in Puffing Billy railway

This steam train that started in 1900s is still running in the valley and is operated by volunteers. Though it served to ferry passengers and goods during the early days, it has become a popular tourist attraction at present. You can book a ride for your group in case you arrive there with a group of visitors.

Visit Healesville Sanctuary

In case you love wild life, this is the ideal place to enjoy Australian wild life. You can walk through the bush and encounter kangaroos, kolas, emus, platypus and many other species of animals and birds native to Australia. This sanctuary is well known all over the world for preservation of some of the endangered species of animals. Australian Wildlife Center located inside it treats sick wild animals.

Pay a visit to Tarrawarra Museum in Healesville

The Tarrawarra art museum is a privately funded but publicly owned art museum that preserves artefacts from 1950s up to date. It organizes and holds four exhibitions every year. During the summer, it is kept open from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. During the period from Boxing Day to Australia Day, the museum is open on all seven days of the week. Fee for adults is $5 and entrance is free for students.

Walk on the rail trail from Lilydale to Warburton

This abandoned rail road is now converted into a trail for bikers, hikers and horse riders. It is safe enough for families as the terrain is not difficult for children to walk. This is an ideal trail for those who are concerned about their fitness. Entrance to the trail is free but you need a permit for taking part in special events.

Have a fantastic time at Lilydale Lake

This place open all the time, offers many facilities to visitors. There is a playground where everybody can participate and have fun. BBQs, fishing jetties, walking tracks and wetlands are there to make your day.

Getting to and around Yarra Valley

There are public transport facilities to many of the cities and towns of Yarra Valley. However, travelling by hired coach or bus is the most convenient way to access this area, especially if you want to visit with your family or a group of friends.

We can arrange transport for groups of any size to Yarra Valley, please call or send us an email for more information.

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Things To Do In Brisbane All You Need to Know About Kangaroo Point and River Quay

Go To Do Kangaroo Point

When you are in the Brisbane area and are interested in trying out something new, you should consider visiting Kangaroo point. This is a facility that has a lot to offer, especially for people who are interested in outdoor activities within the city. It’s usually a great location for first dates or and serve you well when you simply need an adrenaline rush. A few of the numerous activities you can take part in at the Kangaroo Point include:


If you need more of an adrenaline rush, you can also try out abseiling off a cliff face. The equipment needed to do this can be rented, and you will also get the services of a guide who will walk you through all the safety issues you need to keep in mind.

The Story Bridge Climb

This is an activity that involves climbing a bridge to an elevation of 80 meters. This might not sound like much, but the bridge has been designed in such a manner that it provides an exhilarating experience. At the peak of the bridge, you will be able to see much of Brisbane with a beautifully panoramic view.

However, you have to keep in mind that there are many restrictions you need to adhere to before climbing, including not having taken any alcohol. You are also not allowed to carry any loose items up the bridge, including cameras.

Bike riding

For an activity that offers minimal risk but is still a lot of fun, you can also opt to ride a bike around the Kangaroo Point. This is usually a memorable experience for those who take part in it. The reason for this is that the biking pathways are lined by trees and very artistic sculptures, which gives you the opportunity to work out while enjoying the sights. If you are travelling with family, you can also convert this into a family event if the rest can ride bikes.

Indulge in some jazz

The Brisbane Jazz Club offers an excellent opportunity to unwind. The fact that it’s located by the Brisbane River means that when you visit it, you will have the benefit of listening to some smooth jazz while enjoying a very beautiful view. As you can imagine, this also makes it a very romantic spot for the couples.

There is a lot more you can do at the Kangaroo Point in addition to the above, including jogging, walking and kayaking. What you can be sure of is that whatever you choose to do, you will find it to be a very fulfilling experience.

We can arrange transport for groups of any size to Kangaroo Point, please call or send us an email or just complete our Online Booking Form

Visiting River Quay In Brisbane

One of the things about Brisbane is that it happens to have some of the finest dining experiences, and it would make a lot of sense for you to indulge in some of them the next time you visit. A very good example of this is the River Quay, which is a waterfront dining establishment that is unlike any other in the country. Making an effort to visit it will always pay off, and is well worth it.

What can you see and do at River Quay?

Visiting the River Quay gives you the opportunity to indulge in both quality service and excellent scenery. The restaurant is located over the river and gives you panoramic views over the water, something that you are unlikely to get in many other waterfront dining establishments in the country.

This coupled with the fact that the food is very good and that the service is excellent makes it worth the money you spend on it.

How easy is it to get there?

Getting to any of the restaurants is as easy as can be. The River Quay restaurants are close to the central business district, and for this reason are easily accessible using public and private means. You can even cycle to the restaurant with ease if you want to. If you hire a vehicle to get around the city when you get here, you will not have a hard time getting to the restaurants. Most drivers are very familiar with the establishment, so you only need to tell them where you are going.


For an assurance that you will get space at the restaurants, you should aim to reserve a table. Fortunately, this is very easy to do, since you only need to go to the company’s website to do this. This is a simple process and can be done from anywhere in the world.

What if you want to host events here?

The combination of very good ambience, high quality food and a stunning vista makes the River Quay restaurants one of the best places to host events such as weddings. Before doing this, however, it’s always a good idea to make your enquiries with the management. This is as easy as sending them an email giving them the details of when you will need to rent the place and how many people you will be hosting.

When all is said and done, the River Quay in Brisbane is one of the restaurant strips in the world that you should always make a point of visiting; it’s well worth your time! If you would like to find out more about our coach and minibus hire services, please call or send executive coach charter an email.


Want To Travel To The NSW Snowfields From Sydney?

If you are in Sydney and are interested in having an excellent time while on holiday, one of the places you can purpose to visit is the New South Wales (NSW) region. There are many tourist attractions that make it particularly appealing to people. One of the major types of attractions in the region is the snowfields. There is a lot for any tourist to see and do in this region, and planning a trip there is likely to be a highlight for your road trip from Sydney to NSW. The major activity in the region is skiing.

Do you need to be a pro in order to have fun in the Snowfields?

A common concern that most people have is the degree of skill they will need in order to take advantage of the snowfields. In most of the other parts of the world where skiing is offered as a holiday activity, it’s normally a prerequisite to have some experience in the activity beforehand. This limits quite a number of people, particularly if they are just interested in having a bit of fun before going back home.

This is not an issue that you have to worry about when you visit the snowfields in NSW from Sydney. You will find that the vast majority of them will have sections that are suited to a particular skill level. If you are a beginner, you can head over to the more gentle slopes, where you can learn how to ski with ease.

It will also make it easier for you to interact with people who are only slightly more skilled than you, so that you can then learn from them. This does not mean that people who are seasoned at skiing will not have that much fun. There are many sections that are particularly challenging, and suitable for them as well. What this means is that irrespective of what your experience has been with skiing, you can be sure that you will find a facility where you can have fun when you go to NSW.

The issue of equipment

You will need special equipment to go skiing. There are various ways of getting hold of such equipment. For one, you could buy it in Sydney, and then travel with it to NSW. One of the benefits of doing this is that you will have access to a larger variety of stores, and you can even order custom made equipment if you are interested in it. The only disadvantage with buying your skiing equipment in Sydney is that it might be a bit inconvenient, seeing as you might need to travel with greater loads.

This can easily be solved by renting a coach to get you to and from the snowfields. This is not as expensive as you would imagine, and gives you access to a lot of space and comfort. This is one of the most cost effective ways to travel to and from the snowfields.

What are some of your snowfield destinations?

Some of the more popular destination options in the region include:

  • Thdredbo: This is a snowfield that is located around five hours’ drive from Sydney. It is a relatively large snowfield, occupying an area of more than 480 hectares. Some of the defining features of the facility include very wide slopes and trails. It is also home to one of the longest runs in the country.
  • Perisher Blue: This is also located around five hours away from Sydney by road. It has around 50 ski lifts in place, and occupies an area of more than 1250 hectares. This makes it one of the most expansive ski facilities of its kind. The runs are a bit shorter compared to what you would get in other ski facilities in the country, but still offer quite a bit of fun. The Perisher Blue snowfield is generally a beautiful place to be in and you will be glad that you go the opportunity to ski there.
  • Charlotte Pass: You can also choose to visit the Charlotte Pass in NSW for skiing. It is located around six and a half hour away from Sydney. The area has excellent accommodation facilities including small old school lodges. It is predominantly populated by gentle slopes, though there are some tougher sections as well. There is a section to suit people with all types of skill levels.
  • The Selwyn Snowfields: Most of the other snowfields in the NSW region have a mix of both simple and complex ski slopes. The Selwyn Snowfields are different, since they are primarily geared towards the novice skier. The region generally has gentle terrain and is also populated by high quality staff members who can easily show you the ropes. If you plan on having fun at the snowfields for more than a day, you will need to organize for accommodation at Adaminaby, which is located around 35 minutes away from the snowfields.

The issue of logistics

As you can see, there is a lot of sense in thinking of going to have fun at the ski slopes in NSW. If you are planning on doing this, you will definitely need to think about the logistics of getting from and to Sydney.

A common means of transport that most people prefer when visiting the regions for leisure is by hiring coach buses or minibuses. Some of the advantages of this include the fact that you have access to loads of space, as well as increased levels of comfort. In addition to that, visiting the ski slopes using a hired coach will reduce the need for you to navigate unfamiliar territories on your own. You only need to tell the driver about your itinerary, and then let them figure out a way to get you there on time. This leaves you to simply sit back and enjoy the ride.

The other thing you have to consider is picking the right coach hire firm. It’s important that you hire coaches from companies that have a lot of experience in ferrying customers to and from the Snowfields, so that they can advise you appropriately and also make sure that you have no hiccups for your transport.

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10 Minibus Tours You Can Do In And From Sydney

10 Minibus Tours You Can Do In And From Sydney


Sydney, Australia is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It features stunning scenery, spectacular weather and famous landmarks among other magnetic qualities in travel. As a visitor, you better keep your camera close at hand as you explore this dynamic city because you will find endless things to snap great images!

A good thing about this place is that you can hire a minibus and tour most, if not all, tourist attractions as a group for less. Sydney is also a good starting city for you to embark on long road trips with a minibus to some of Australia’s best destination cities. Here are some of the minibus tours you can do in and from Sydney. Read more


Restaurants in Sydney Part 2

Restaurants in Sydney Part 2


Whether you’re visiting Sydney in Australia on business or pleasure there’s a great choice of seafood restaurants.  You might be in the mood to eat tasty fish and chips or a plate of freshly caught oysters, whatever your fancy the exciting city of Sydney offers the very best seafood restaurants around.   Mouth-watering Mediterranean style seafood such as crayfish and ocean trout are tasty and fresh whether you want a snack or a full blown meal.  How about choosing a dish from a seafood a la carte menu which usually includes: Read more

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Visit the Taronga Zoo

Hire a Minibus with Private Driver to visit the Taronga Zoo


Taronga ZooThe Taronga Zoo is a world class zoo in a picturesque location and draws both Sydneysiders and visitors from around Australia, and the globe. It’s location on the coast in the subtropical climate of Sydney makes it ideal for hundreds of types of animals and thousands of species of plants. Read more

Ladies Day Out Minibus Spa & High Tea or Winery Tours

Ladies Day Out Minibus Spa & High Tea or Winery Tours

Day out with the ladies. Sometimes we all need to get together with our girls with no men allowed. Let them go play golf, or go fishing, and we will go do something we all love. How does a half a day spent getting pampered at a spa with massage and facial and then enjoying high tea?

Take it to the next level and schedule a full day tour to the Blue Mountains to visit a spa for massage, and facial in a serene setting away from the city, then choose between visiting a winery for a wine tasting and lunch or make a stop for high tea and lunch. We have developed several options for half day and full day mini bus tours for groups, however we welcome you to customize your tour with your preferred, spa, winery, or tea house.

½ day minibus tours in the CBD includes pick up, drop off a stop at a spa for massage, and High Tea.

shutterstock_167285852The ½ day Minibus Spa & High Tea Package

Option 1 Sydney CBD Spa & High Tea Minibus Tour

Begin your ladies day with your private minibus driver picking you and the girls up from your Sydney residence or hotel. Destination one is the Signature Day Spa Wellness Centre. We recommend the Signature because they have a spectacular Social package designed for a ladies day out that includes a massage and facial over a two hour period. Spa parties are available for afternoon and evening bookings. Groups of 5 – 20 are invited to partake in the social massage party. Let us know how many in your party and we will arrange the right size minibus.

After you have thoroughly pampered yourself at the spa it’s time to enjoy traditional High Tea in an ultra modern setting. The Blue Sydney has a fabulous Sparkling High Tea, that comes with savoury goodies, delectable sweets, soft scones, and home made jam with fresh cream, and of course your choice of coffee or tea. In addition to your three tiered tray of goodness and your warm beverage you can also delight in a flute of NV Villeroy Brut Blanc de Blanc.

Option 2 Sydney CBD Spa & Wickedly Sweet Chocolate Afternoon Tea Mini Bus Tour

The Spa remains the same in option 2 however, the destination for High Tea takes a devilish twist. For the chocoholic in all of us Shangri-la is now offering Wickedly Sweet Chocolate Afternoon Tea. The difference at Shangri-la is the three tiered tray focuses on all things chocolate and you have a choice of hot chocolate added to the options of coffee and tea. There are three levels of tea service on offer, each with a different type of Champagne.

The ideal afternoon of pampering and catching up with your best girlfriends. Whether this is a hens party, bridal shower, birthday party, graduation celebration, or for no reason at all call Sydney Exec today at 02 8970 8837 to book your half day Spa and Tea minibus tour or fill out our online quote form.

Full Day Minibus Tour in the Blue Mountains with Spa and Winery

For a full day of ultimate pampering in the serene setting of the Blue Mountains you will want to book our full day Spa & Winery Tour, or full day Spa & High Tea Tour. The peaceful drive into the Blue Mountains has views of gorgeous rolling green hills, mist coming from the Blue Gum trees and as the elevation rises you can literally feel your stress levels lower.

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For the ultimate unwind head into the Blue Mountains. First stop Lilianfels Day Spa. Find true sanctuary to refresh yourself and wake up all of your senses. The atmosphere of the heritage protected Blue Mountains is ideal for connecting with nature and allowing your mind, body and soul to relax. Lilianfels is a full day spa offering massage, facials, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures. Lilianfels has put together several 120 minute packages that work wonderful for your day in the mountains.

Once you have been fully pampered at the spa it’s time to head to De Bortoli Wines for wine tasting and a delectable lunch. De Bortoli Wines is a family winery with roots going back almost a century. The De Bortoli’s emigrated to Australia from Italy and began the hard work of growing good grapes.

Today you can enjoy lunch at the Italian restaurant headed by Executive Chef Adam Mead. Chef Mead uses seasonal ingredients that are fresh and the menu is adjusted accordingly. He makes suggestions for good wine pairings with the dishes served. Vegetarian dishes, pasta, and seafood dishes are all available. If your group is larger than 15 a special menu of ala carte items is available.

Enjoy a spa day at Lilianfels and tour the De Bortoli winery and have lunch in their restaurant. Then relax in your private minibus on the way back to Sydney where your driver will make sure everyone gets home safe.

Full day tour in the Blue Mountains with Spa and High Tea

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As with our half day option the spa remains the same, however if you would like to enjoy high tea with the ladies rather than visit a winery this tour is for you. After you have been fully pampered by the therapists at Lilianfels get back on the minibus and your driver will whisk you away to Bygone Beautys Tearoom museum and Tea House. If you love enjoying a cup of tea with the ladies Bygone Beauty’s has the largest collection of tea pots in the world on display. Bygone’s serves traditional High Tea with sandwiches and scones, there will be an assortment of baked goods, and gorgeous silver tea service is used along with delicate china. Take a step back in time and indulge in the decadence of a bygone era.

Spend some time admiring the teapots and other relics that celebrate tea in all it’s forms. You can even learn about the difference between Low Tea and Traditional High Tea.

For a wonderful ladies day out, choose a half day minibus tour within the Sydney CBD or indulge in a full day of rest and relaxation by heading into the Blue Mountains in one of our luxury mini coaches. You are welcome to make changes or additions to either tour. Our specialty is designing custom tours for our clients wants needs and desires. Call Sydney Executive Coaches at 02 8970 8837 now to book your minibus tour, or use our online quote form.