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Bus Charter – Servicing Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula

Welcome to EP Bus Charters, the premier bus charter company in the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Renown for our safety, personalised service, interesting, meticulously planned and fun tours. Please review our tours organised by year below, check out our testimonials from our wonderful guests or our live Facebook tour feed for updates!

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2019 Tours

Being owner operators we put a lot of effort into the care of our guests and we have many inclusions that you will not find elsewhere, some premium experiences and most meals and all entries, tours and shows are included in the tour price.

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2020 Tours

Exciting new tours for 2020 currently being finalised.

Kangaroo Island – May 20
Whales Head of Bight – August 20
Canberra Floriade 2020 – 14 – 21st September 20 $1799 pp
Mildura Country Music Festival – end of September 2020
Tasmania including East Coast – Nov 2020

EXTENDED TOURS

Our extended Tours that depart Pt Lincoln and Adelaide for such destinations as Kangaroo Island, Tasmania, Canberra Floriade, Mildura Country Music Festival, Tasmania, Northern Territory and our Whale Watching Tours to the head of the Bight

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CRUISE SHIP TOURS

On shore bus tour itineraries are carefully created to accommodate the timetable of your cruise ship visit. This allows you plenty of time to return to the ship in time for departure. Many tour ideas to choose from.

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LONG DISTANCE CHARTERS

We are happy to provide your club or group with long distance charters.
Tell us which region you would like to visit and we will do the hard work for you. We can arrange accomodation , meals and daily tours.

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DAY CHARTERS

Let us arrange a tour for you that suits your interests and requirements, hostessed with commentary on the local areas. Choose from museum tours, Seafood Industry tours, amazing scenic tours, National Parks, Tourist Parks.

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WEDDING CHARTERS

Let us transport your guests to your special event safely and comfortably ensuring they are there on time. Providing transport takes away the worry of designated drivers and restricted parking areas. Weddings & Social Events.

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SCHOOL CHARTERS

We provide safe and efficient transport for schools and kindergartens.
Our drivers are suitably licensed by roads and traffic authorities and are holders of passenger accreditations issued by South Australian Government. Long Distance Camps / Excursions in comfort.

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Safe, Friendly and Reliable Service

If you want to spend some time on the stunning lower Eyre Peninsula let us put an itinerary together for you, depending on your interests we can show you the hidden gems of the area.
We are licensed tour operators.

Our drivers are all appropriately licensed and accredited and all have the appropriate clearance to work with children. You will find their helpful and friendly dispositions a refreshing change.

Our customers safety, comfort and enjoyment are paramount to us, our coaches are fitted with seatbelts and are airconditioned and have safety checks before each charter.
Our team is professional and friendly. We are here to provide you with an experience of the highest level of care providing a personal touch. We are a family operated business who understand that every group has different requirements.

Welcome aboard sit back relax take in the beautiful sights and enjoy your memorable experience!

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100’s of Successful Tours!

  • Fantastic operators. Very knowledgable and informative. Kim is very kind and helpful. This is the only trip I've been on where I haven't constantly had my purse open, as nearly everything has been included in the tour price, which is very rare. I highly recommend EP Bus Charters and will be touring with them at every opportunity.

    Sue Monfries
  • Thank you for the photos and a huge THANKYOU TO YOU BOTH and Lilly for being wonderful hosts. I had such a great time, everything was so enjoyable and memorable. From beginning to the end of trip ... Kim, Your "behind the scenes" was awesome and really appreciated ... David you are a wonderful driver and I felt so safe on the bus ... I know that there are many " challenges" with driving especially such a long distance. Your business is a great credit to you both and a great enjoyment for all who share their " lives" with you on tour. Love Kay.

    Kay
  • Thank you Kim David and Lilly, for a fantastic Canberra tour. what an awesome time. Can't wait for January and Evita. You made us all welcome and looked after our every need. Thank you all Colleen.

    Colleen Kennett
  • My second trip, a wonderful group, had a great time can't say what was the best all so different, and amazing. Here's to more trips ahead thanks Kym & David also Lilly.

    Robyn Garvey
  • We had a great time, thanks Kim and Dave. Great itinerary, food, company, accommodation and sights. We were blessed with perfect weather and plenty of whales to see. Bucket list item ticked! Would highly recommend this to anyone at all interested for next year.

    Ann Edwards
  • Awesome trip, so glad to have experienced this well organised adventure with friendly locals. The hospitality along the way from Sheringa, Coorabie Farm to the boat trip and meal at Fowlers Bay and overnight at Ceduna was a credit to them all. A great slice of Australia to visit and the opportunity to do a plane trip over the whales was an unexpected bonus.

    Marie Bell
  • You took us on an unforgettable experience into the Northern Territory with special people to share the many treasures of our heritages and opened our eyes and hearts to all that makes our nation rich and rare, thank you David and Kim.

    Joan Richardson
  • It was the lifetime experience - the Northern Territory adventure. We had the best time and saw so much of this beautiful country we had never seen before! Thanks for the trip to Darwin and back again!

    Marg Phelps
  • I had a lovely holiday with all you fellow travellers, being a small group we got to know each other very well, even though some of us have known each other for many years but have reconnected! DAVID could make that bus dance and whirled us around all these mountains and corners in an amazing and very reassuring safe fashion. Thanks to you both, we just walked in to pre-arranged venues and received top treatment, with top meals and accommodation. I also liked the way you supported family owned businesses who you returned to. Fully recommended company!

    Ronda Glover
  • Can recommend EP Bus Charters tours. Kim & David really care for everyone on the tour. Have been with them four times now so that really says something.

    Janette Haarsma

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Next available Tour
Tasmania 13-24th October
Day 1 - Travel to The Bend Motorsport Park. 2 course dinner and overnight
Day 2 Tailem Bend to Port Melbourne, morning tea Bordertown, lunch Nhill
Board Spirit of Tasmania enjoy a twin share cabin with en-suite,
Dinner in the Market kitchen
Day 3 Arrive Devonport, buffet breakfast at the Arghosy Hotel, Burnie Visitor Info centre, Emu Valley Rhododendron gardens,
Queenstown Goldrush Motor Inn 3 nights- amazing hospitality and food!
Day 4 - Strahan Full day Cruise -Pt Macquarie, Hell’s Gates, Gordon River, Sarah Island, Heritage rainforest walk and fresh Tassie produce buffet lunch
Day 5 - West Coast Wilderness Railway Steam Train into the Rainforest and along the Queens river then afternoon lunch and tour with our local step on guide Anthony ...the Timber Mill, Lake Margaret Hydroelectric Power Station.
Day 6 we farewell Queenstown and first up a short flat walk to Nelson Falls-stunning! Then a visit to the amazing Wall, then to Plenty for lunch at the Salmon Ponds..lovely then into Hobart for the next 2 nights at the Ibis Styles.
Day 7 After the most varied breakfast buffet we are off to the quaint town of Richmond to have free time wandering the varied shops, parks and cafes.
The afternoon sees a visit to Mount Wellington, the trip up there is an adventure itself!
Dinner tonight in the local Hotel with some live entertainment
Day 8 After breakfast luggage to the coach then Salamanca Markets - incredible markets set around the docks
After the markets we make our way to the Georgian town of Ross for a visit to the Australian Wool centre and a wander in this interesting town, we then make our way to Launceston where we check in to the central Best Western Hotel. 2 course dinner
Day 9 A busy but memorable day!
First up cruise the Tamar River and Cataract Gorge with interesting commentary then it’s into Cataract gorge to go on the longest single span chairlift in the Southern Hemisphere next up Tasmania Zoo for a presentation of the famous Tassie devil, you will be surprised how soft they are!
A lunch of sandwiches and some free time in the zoo before meeting up and travelling to firstly the Batman bridge then Beaconsfield for a tour of the mine and the exhibition of the mining disaster when Larry Knight lost his life and Brant Webb and Todd were trapped, an amazing story.
Day 10 We have some free time in downtown Launceston this morning before departing for the Raspberry farm (berry products from Tassie are the best)for lunch and product sampling then onto Ashgrove Cheese for a tour and tasting before rounding it out with Anvers Chocolates!
Then it’s into Devonport with a group photo at the Lighthouse with Bass Strait in the background before boarding the Spirit of Tas for our overnight travel back to the Mainland.
It’s more like a ship with picture cinemas, a bar, live entertainment etc
Day 11 With memories a plenty we travel back to Adelaide for a farewell dinner at the Royal Coach
Day -12 Back to hometowns with new friendships, new experiences and amazing memories
Departs Eyre Peninsula - pick up Pt Lincoln, Cowell, Whyalla, Pt Augusta, Tin Man, Gepps Cross, Burnsidd Town Hall, Mt Barker Turn Off, Murraybridge anywhere en route to Pt Melbourne
Eyre Peninsula $3500
Adelaide $3350
Victoria $3200
Inclusive of everything in itinerary except lunch on travel days and in Richmond and Salamanca Markets
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We absolutely had the best time on this trip, highly recommend it!!

An amazing trip.

Faboulas trip highly recommend

Thanks Kim for the Brochures,I’ll certainly be on board

Wish I could join you. I’ll be in Queensland

A fabulous trip.

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5 days ago

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Sue was with us on the Whales, We are so happy that everyone enjoys the tours and it gives us a great feeling that we are doing exactly what we are meant to be ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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So you dont forget me, Kim

5 days ago

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Well final day of Whales Tour, it was a good one. Lovely leisurely breakfast at Ceduna before heading off to Murphy’s Haystacks where everyone went for a wander whilst I whipped up a cuppa for everyone ☕️
Then onto the Clifftop drive at Elliston before a lovely fresh lunch at the Elliston Hotel. Then we made our way to Pt Lincoln where we showed our group the Marina...Commercial fishing fleet and the Esplanade before dropping them off in Pt Lincoln and the majority to the airport to fly home.
Thankyou for joining us, all great people, sharing amazing experiences, once again new friendships! Hopefully we see them again and if you’ve enjoyed the updates and photos, we are taking bookings already for next August! Next tour Whales 2 a sell out! Stay tuned for those updates
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Enjoyed the whole trip

Looks great, sounds good, am sure your guests enjoyed it all. 😀

Love it. Would like to join you at some stage in the future ! 🙋‍♀️

6 days ago

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Whales Tour Update 🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳
Well it’s been a great few days, we have been blessed with another wonderful group, plentiful Whales, great food and the weather is nowhere near as bad as we thought it was going to be (thank goodness)
2 nights at Coorabie Farm and our guests enjoyed “Topender hospitality” good honest food, a great social time around the fire in the evenings, peaceful early mornings with just the sounds of birds and nature and of course great food cooked by Deb😍 We even had Ned Kelly pass through! 😳
The Nullarbor Roadhouse for coffee and souvenirs and 3 of our guests took the flight down the Bunda Cliffs and over the Whales...Head of Bight, they enjoyed it. The rest of us went to Head of Bight Whale Centre, we were eager to get down the boardwalk to the lookouts and we were not disappointed. A couple of us even had a National Geographic moment when we witnessed a seal jumping in front of us, when a shark (Rod tells me a White pointer) launched out of the water in front of us and grabs the seal and eats him!! I will never forget that.
We had a picnic lunch then another hour Whale Watching before heading to the Yalata community for an ice cream.
Another lovely evening at Coorabie then this morning we made our way to Fowlers Bay for our eco cruise with EP Cruises, fantastic time was had by all and we certainly had plenty of Whale action, great commentary, great interaction followed by a beautiful lunch, Penong Windmill museum, now Ceduna Foreshore Motel for a nice meal and relax.
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Cynthia Agars I know, I was reading traffic app and

Great pics love the whales ,was through there too early in the year to see these.

Thanks for staying with us at Coorabie Farm. Loved having you all here.

Snow expected at mount panorama today

Great photos and great memories

As usual amazing pics Kim.

Some great photos Kim.....😎

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7 days ago

Sue Monfries

Fantastic operators. Very knowledgable and informative. Kim is very kind and helpful. This is the only trip I've been on where I haven't constantly had my purse open, as nearly everything has been included in the tour price, which is very rare. I highly recommend EP Charters and will be touring with them at every opportunity ... See MoreSee Less

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Thankyou Sue, we are so glad you have been enjoying the tour and love having you with us. xx

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August 2020.. It will be a tropical Delight!!
I should have price by end of next week, these dates are correct.
Let’s leave winter behind and join EP Coaches on a fabulous tour to beautiful tropical Queensland. We have a travel day today so sitback relax and meet your fellow travellers as we head into the outback to Broken Hill, with several stops made along the way. On arrival we have time to freshen up for dinner.

Dinner in motel
Silver Haven Motor Inn, Broken Hill – 1 night

Day 2 (BLD)​BROKEN HILL TO COBAR Thursday 13 August 2020​
We have a more leisurely start today as we make our way to Wilcannia on the Darling River. Legends were made along the Darling. Literary myths were created by Henry Lawson, Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant. Kidman, Tyson and McCaughey created pastoral kingdoms of unparalleled proportions. The Light Horsemen of World War 1 were bred on these vast planes. Wilcannia was once known as Queen City of the West and the site of the original Resches Brewery. Unfortunately the town has seen better days! We stop throughout the day to enjoy our picnic lunches before continuing onto Cobar for our overnight stop. The Shire of Cobar covers an area the size of Tasmania with a population of just 7000 people, most of who are involved with mining or pastoral industries.

Breakfast and dinner in motel | picnic lunches included
Copper City Motel Cobar – 1 night

Day 3 (BLD) COBAR TO MOREE Friday 14 August 2020​
We spend most of the day travelling today but will make some stops along the way as we pass Nyngan to the Walgett RSL Memorial Club for lunch before arriving in Moree for our overnight stay. The Moree Plains represent the richest agricultural producing shire in Australia and serves as the economic and cultural focus of North Western New South Wales. Our motel has its own artesian spa; the hot waters are drawn from the Great Artesian Basin, which underlies an extensive area of north western NSW, relieving our bodies aches and pains or simply to soothe our muscles.

Breakfast and dinner in motel | lunch at Walgett RSL Memorial Club
Artesian Spa Motor Inn, Moree – 1 night
Day 4 (BD)​MOREE TO HERVEY BAY Saturday 15 August 2020​
We have an early start to the day so we can reach our destination of Hervey Bay; it will be a long travel day so bring a good book onboard, the travel day will be well worth it for our arrival onto the coast of Queensland late this afternoon. We can settle in and relax as this will be ‘home’ for the next 2 nights.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel
Ramada Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay – 2 nights

Day 5 (BLD)​HERVEY BAY WHALES Sunday 16 August 2020​​
This morning we are off in search of whales with Spirit of Hervey Bay cruises. On our half day cruise we are looking for the gentle giants of the sea spy-hop, tail slap and breach. These massive mammals weigh in at around 40 tonnes each (equivalent to 11 elephants or 600 people) and to see such a sight is truly an experience not to be missed. Our cruise returns just on lunch time and we have a short walk to the Hervey Bay Boat Club, overlooking the marina. The rest of the afternoon is ours to enjoy the marina at leisure.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel | lunch at Hervey Bay Boat Club

Day 6 (BLD) HERVEY BAY TO FRASER ISLAND Monday 17 August 2020 ​​
The next two nights will be spent on the stunning world heritage Fraser Island. Boarding the ferry later this morning, we cross to Fraser Island, host to an amazing range of rainforests, freshwater lakes and beaches as far as the eye can see. With its exceptional beauty, long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly and beautifully coloured sand cliffs we know we are in for a remarkable stay. Upon arrival we enjoy lunch at the Maheno Deck before settling into the resort. We’ll then meet up again for pre-dinner drinks at the Sunset Bar overlooking the water – what a wonderful way to enjoy sunset! Dinner follows at the resort restaurant.

Breakfast, dinner at hotel | lunch at the Maheno Deck
Kingfisher Bay resort, Fraser Island – 2 nights

Day 7 (BLD) FRASER ISLAND Tuesday 18 August 2020 ​​
A full day of adventure awaits us as we explore the island seeing all of the iconic Fraser Island sights all from the air-conditioned comfort of the custom-designed, four-wheel-drive coaches. As the island has no roads, we use a 4WD touring coach for access to many island sights including the most visited natural site on the island, Lake Mackenzie. The blues and green colours of the ‘perched’ lake (contains only rainwater) is stunning to look at and the white silica sand is so pure it is delightfully soft to walk on. Have your camera ready as we visit one of the best-known landmarks on the island - the Maheno Shipwreck. The hospital ship was blown ashore during a cyclone whist being towed to Japan. This old wreck set against the crystal blue waters of 75 Mile Beach makes for a great photographic opportunity. Having had a thoroughly wonderful day seeing this stunning sand island, we return to our resort for bush tucker before dinner.

Breakfast and dinner at Hotel | lunch included

Day 8 (BD) FRASER ISLAND TO AGNES WATERS Wednesday 19 August 2020
We farewell our hosts and return to the main land this morning, we make our way to Agnes Waters stopping with some time in Childers to purchase lunch. Arriving at the Botanic Gardens we visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, dedicated to the life and times of the famous aviator Bert Hinkler. In 1928 he made the first solo flight between England and Australia. The house in which he lived his final years was transported from Southampton, England to its present location within the gardens. Sitback and enjoy the scenery as we head to Agnes Water, where on arrival we can check in and unpack for the next 2 nights.

Breakfast and dinner in resort
Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa - 2 nights
Day 9 (BLD) 1770 ENVIROMENTAL TOUR (LARC) Thursday 20 August 2020 ​
Today we journey into history over vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters where we experience the same magnificent beauty that greeted Lieutenant James Cook when he stepped ashore here more than two centuries ago. The LARC! Travels around Bustard Bay, across 4 tidal creeks and then rests on the Northern tip of Middle Island for morning tea. The LARC! Treks across Jenny Lind Creek and begins the scenic 4WD journey up Bustard Headland to the Bustard Head Light-station – Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse! Standing 16 metres tall, you will have a 360degree view of the pristine coastline whilst marvelling at the lighthouse’s craftsmanship. We will hear the tales of triumph and tragedy as early settlers and light-keepers tried to tame this remote wilderness. We return to the LARC! enjoying the panoramic view of the Bay as we journey down the hill and across Jenny Lind Creek where we enjoy our picnic lunches. It will be a memorable day. Back on dry land we return to our resort to freshen up before dinner.

Breakfast and dinner in the Resort | picnic lunch included

Day 10 (BD) AGNES WATER TO ROCKHAMPTON Friday 21 August 2020 225KMS​
It’s time to leave the area and continue our journey north to Rockhampton. Upon arrival we have time to purchase some lunch before we visit the award winning Heritage Village. Step back in time experiencing the rich and colourful history of the district by vintage vehicle or horse-drawn carriage. There are unique original buildings, homesteads and businesses from the 100 year period between 1850 -1950. Next we take a look at the beautiful Botanic Gardens, regarded as among the best tropical gardens in regional Australia. Excellent specimens of palms, cycads and ferns are found throughout the beautifully manicured grounds. Tonight we are in for a treat at the Footlights Theatre Restaurant. We not only enjoy a delicious meal but will be entertained with their one-hour comedy show as well, giving us an evening of fun and laughter!

Breakfast in motel and dinner at Footlights theatre
Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton - 1 night

Day 11 (BLD) ROCKHAMPTON TO AIRLIE BEACH Saturday 22 August 2020
Today we continue north to Sarina where we stop for a tour at the Sarina Sugar Shed followed by lunch at Sarina Motor Inn. The Sarina Shire is a relatively unspoilt area which has retained much of its natural charm and the miniature sugar processing mill and distillery is the only one of its kind in Australia. From here we continue north arriving into the delightful village of Airlie Beach. It is the gateway to the Whitsunday Group of Islands. The Whitsunday Coast is located on the same latitude as Rio de Janeiro and Tahiti. The average winter temperature is in the mid-20s. The coastal hub of the Whitsundays is Airlie Beach – a town with a laid back village atmosphere, nestled amongst the rainforest and overlooking the blue waters of the Whitsunday Passage. Within this archipelago lie the enchanted islands of the Whitsundays – some 74 within the immediate region. Despite its growth over the past 15 years Airlie Beach has retained its village atmosphere.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel | lunch at Sarina Motor Inn
Mantra Club Croc – 2 night stay

Day 12 (BLD) HAMILTON ISLAND AND WHITEHAVEN BEACH Sunday 23 August 2020 ​​
Our day is filled with cruising two stunning islands popular to the Whitsundays. Both islands showcase two very different faces of the Whitsunday islands. We’ll arrive at Hamilton Island with plenty of time to have a good look around. You might like to jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts. So hop on and off as you please. Leave time to wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island's famous Front Street and Marina Village taking in the sights, visiting the galleries, doing some shopping before enjoying lunch at the Marina Tavern. We now cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach on an uninhabited Whitsunday Island. With 7 kilometres of glistening pure silica sand, Whitehaven Beach is nature at its most unspoilt and spectacular best. Take a stroll or maybe a swim in the crystal clear blue water. Later this afternoon, we return to the mainland refreshed from a relaxing day on the water.

Breakfast and dinner in resort | lunch at Marina Tavern

Day 13 (BLD) AIRLIE BEACH TO CAIRNS Monday 24 August 2020
This morning we travel to Bowen where we see one of Queensland’s popular “big things” at the Big Mango. The 10 metre high big mango represents the delicious fruit which carries the name sale of the town “Bowen Mango” Leaving here the day will be spent travelling to reach our destination of Cairns. We make stops along the way including one to purchase lunch. It will be a long day however worth it for our 5 night stay in Cairns. One of the last stops of the day is in Tully at the Big Gumboot for another of Queensland’s popular “big things”. We arrive into Cairns with time to freshen up before dinner.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort – 5 nights

Day 14 (BLD) GREAT BARRIER REEF Tuesday 25 August 2020 ​
Today will be spent on the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventure Cruises. Cairns is a major gateway to the reef - the largest and most complex expanse of living coral on earth. Our first stop is to the beautiful Green Island for a leisurely self-guided nature walk on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Departing Green Island we continue our day’s adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. We moor alongside a permanent pontoon and enjoy an “on board” reef presentation and a delicious buffet lunch. Our afternoon will include a fish feeding display through the air-conditioned underwater windows, a touch tank display, glass bottom boat coral viewing tour and the use of snorkelling equipment to see the underwater display of coral and fish. We return to Cairns late afternoon to complete a fabulous day!

Breakfast and dinner in hotel | lunch included

Day 15 (BLD) ATHERTON TABLELANDS Wednesday 26 August 2020 ​
Today we tour through the Atherton Tablelands, located near Yungaburra is the remarkable Curtain Fig Tree with its curtain of aerial roots that drop 15 metres (49 feet) to the ground. Large basalt boulders cover the forest floor which is probably why the forest here wasn't cleared for farming - and why the curtain fig tree remains standing. The area is simply stunning. Lake Barrine is a beautiful volcanic crater lake, where we enjoy morning tea in the Tea House followed by a cruise on the Lake. Our afternoon is spent in the small township of Herberton to visit the Herberton Historic Village. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. It is also our lunch venue. Afterwards we have time to wander the village, which features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town’s ancestors. The village currently has 50 original buildings that date from Herberton’s foundation years. Walking through here, we are given a sense of being in a real township complete with chemist, bottle collection, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more. We return to Cairns for our final night on tour.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel | lunch at Herberton Historic Village

Day 16 (BL) KURANDA Thursday 27 August 2020 ​
One of the “must do” tours in Cairns is a ride on the historic Kuranda Train for the spectacular ride to the famous, tropical plant clad Kuranda Station. The train journey takes us through the magnificent Barron Falls National Park. Highlights of the ride are picturesque valleys, jungles, railway bridges, tunnels built over a century ago and the Barron Falls themselves. Perched above Cairns on the top of the Range and surrounded by World Heritage Listed Rain Forest is the village of Kuranda. The town is full of arts and craft shops and we have plenty of time to explore the village and enjoy lunch at the Kuranda Hotel & Restaurant. We then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and travel in a gondola across the rooftop of World Heritage listed rainforest areas and back down to the coastal plain. The views are spectacular. We stop off during our descent to visit a rainforest interpretative centre and for a short walk along a boardwalk through the rainforest. We’ll arrive back at the hotel with the evening at our own arrangements – there are plenty of restaurant options along the waterfront to purchase dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel | lunch at Kuranda Hotel and restaurant

Day 17 (BLD) DAINTREE RAINFOREST Friday 28 August 2020 ​
Another adventure awaits us today in the form of the Daintree Rainforest. Mother Nature has put on a show better than anything man made in this ecologically unique rainforest which is home to an extensive range of rare plants and animals. We take a cruise on the Daintree River to gain an understanding of this wildlife environment – keep your eyes open for birds, unique plants, tree snakes and of course the estuarine crocodile. Back on dry land, we wind our way through the rainforest to Alexandra Lookout – here we can see spectacular views over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond. We enjoy a delicious tropical lunch before reaching Cape Tribulation. Walk on the world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout. Our final stop for the day is Mossman Gorge. Here we hear an indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people, before boarding our eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Our driver/guide will take us for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. It will be a full day, but an interesting one!

Breakfast and dinner in hotel | lunch included

Day 18 (BD) CAIRNS TO CHARTERS TOWERS Saturday 29 August 2020
It’s time to farewell Cairns and begin our journey south. Our first stop will be the Babinda Boulders for a photo opportunity then it’s onto historic Paronella Park. What an amazing place! Created in the 1930s by Spanish Immigrant Jose’ Paronella, this once thriving social and entertainment centre is today still enjoyed by visitors from near and far. Protected by the National Trust, Paronella Park is what remains of a magnificent castle surrounded by acres of gardens, modelled on the best botanic gardens of Europe. The castle was lit by power; generated by North Queensland’s first hydroelectric scheme. Whilst here, we enjoy morning tea and time to explore the site. Our drive from here sees us travel through Cardwell and Ingham and onto Charters Towers to check into our accommodation.

Breakfast and dinner in hotel
Cattleman's Rest Motor Inn, Charters Towers – 1 night

Day 19 (BD) CHARTERS TOWERS TO EMERALD Sunday 30 August 2020
We have a real treat this morning. Our morning will be spent at the Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours complex where we indulge in a magnificent ‘smoko’, a wagon ride and lot of fun with the resident characters that call this place home. We can be thankful that we have a coach for the afternoons touring as we leave the wagons behind us and travel to Emerald.

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Emerald Explorers Inn – 1 night


Day 20 (BLD) EMERALD TO ST GEORGE Monday 31 August 2020
Departing early today gives us time to stop in Roma for a look at Roma Big Rig. The venue includes information about the gas and oil industry in Australia. Boring? No, not at all! We may be surprised at the impact these commodities have in our lives. This is also the perfect place to enjoy lunch before our afternoon of travel, arriving in St. George late afternoon.

Breakfast and dinner in motel | lunch at Roma Big Rig
Riverland Motor Inn, St. George – 1 night

Day 21 (BD) ST GEORGE TO COBAR Tuesday 01 September 2020
We have a full travel day today to reach Cobar. We will make stops along the way to purchase lunch and to stretch our legs, but make sure you have a good book onboard as we express through inland Australia.

Breakfast and dinner in motel
Copper City Motel, Cobar

Day 22 (BLD) COBAR TO BROKEN HILL Wednesday 02 September 2020
From Cobar we travel west across the vast outback plains of NSW to Wilcannia where we have lunch at the Wilcannia Golf Club then travel through to Broken Hill, an artificial oasis in the vast arid lands of Western NSW. “Beyond the Darling River, on the edge of the sundown”, is where they used to say you would find Broken Hill. Dominating this town is the “Line of Lode” – the seven kilometre strip of what was the biggest deposit of silver, lead and zinc in the world. Unlike modern mining towns, where the accommodation is built well away from the mine activities, Broken Hill’s population, in the pick and shovel days, built their houses as close as they could to their work. Today, one of the best views of the town is from the top of the Line of Lode where the Miners Memorial is located, listing the names of more than 800 people who have died working at the mine. We have some time for a photo opportunity before checking in to our accommodation.

Breakfast and dinner in motel | lunch at Wilcannia Golf Club
Silver Haven Motor Inn, Broken Hill – 1 night

Day 23 (B) BROKEN HILL TO PORT LINCOLN Thursday 03 September 2020
With our bags packed full of wonderful memories it’s time to head for home. What a fantastic holiday we have had travelling with old and new friends made along the way.

Breakfast in motel


All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions and inclement weather.
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Hi Kim sounds like a great trip. Please keep me informed as to price

Would be well worth it for anyone who hasn't seen these areas before.

What an amazing trip !Kim very well planned best wishes Gen

that’s sounds amazing.....hopefully another outback trip in the planning for 2021....X

That sounds awesome would love to do atrip liike that next year !

Just for info, when in Roma a must see is the ACE shop. Very interesting. Maybe Google it.

Still following your trips from over here in Canada

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2 weeks ago

EP Bus Charters

We have availability for 1 female to twin share with another female also 1 male to twin share with another male for our Canberra Highlights and Floriade tour
September 18-25th it includes Parliament House tour, The Mint tour, Cruise Lake Burley Griffin with commentary, Old Parliament House tour, Cockington Green and Canberra Florida’s, Tulip Tops and Telstra Tower
$1750pp
This Tour sells out every year, it’s very popular!
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the Canberra mint is also great

Fabulous trip, I can vouch for it!!!!

I think you mean Floriad not Florida. 🤪

3 weeks ago

EP Bus Charters

8 remaining places on the below!
It’s not too late!
Head of Bight Whales Tour 8-11th August
Departs Adelaide $1280
Includes return flights Adelaide-Pt Lincoln
Coach travel fully hostessed
3 lunches
3 x 2 course dinners
3 full breakfasts
Whales Cruise
Fowlers Bay
Whale watching centre
Nullarbor Roadhouse
Windmill museum
Murphy’s Haystacks
Elliston clifftop drive
2 nights Coorabie Farm
1 night Ceduna Foreshore Hotel
Some morning teas

Departs Pt Lincoln $980
Includes all of the above except
flights

0417165414
kim@epbuschsrters.com.au

“We had a great time , thanks Kim and Dave. Great itinerary, food, company, accommodation and sights. We were blessed with perfect weather and plenty of whales to see.
Bucket list item ✔✔
Would highly recommend this to anyone at all interested for next year.”
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If I didn't have a puppy who has just survived a heart attack I'd luv to go. Will have to keep looking for another trip down the line

Can recommend this trip

I love these whales

You’d love this Susan x

Love to but colonoscopy on 9th

Gotta love whales 🐳😎

Bridget Benney

Dianne Buitenhuis

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