NEW day tour product

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‘Swirl, smell and sip your way around Mt Barker, part of the Great Southern wine region, on a NEW day tour from Albany with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. Visit five wineries in this cool climate, slow-ripening zone next door to National Parks.

Meander through back roads to taste outstanding wines from award-winning wineries nestled next door to the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.  Our Busy Blue Bus guide will take care of the skipper duties, whilst you take pleasure in cellar door tastings.

 

On this day tour, you meet the owners and winemakers in small family-run wineries like Gilberts, Arcadia and Galafrey whose wines rank amongst the larger vineyards of Plantagenet and West Cape Howe.  Wines from these award-winning wineries share characteristics of this district, in which grapes experience slow ripening, allowing for the development of rich flavours and quality grape juice.

 

The Great Southern region is one of the remotest wine areas of Australia, and Mount Barker is generally regarded as the most important subregion. With marri soils and lateritic gravely and sandy loams, provided from the granite rock backdrop, the region is

View to Prorongorup Ranges from veranda at Arcadia Wines

Mt Barker Grape Escape

suited to Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.

 

Relax and enjoy a shared platter lunch of local produce and take part in a private guided winery tour. Drink in the view at West Cape Howe Wines!  Finish with coffee and tastings at Plantagenet Wines, muse over artwork on display at the cellar door of Arcadia and Galafrey. Find a surprise in this unique landscape!

 

Relax, sit back, and let Busy Blue Bus do the driving as you are taken on a journey through a cool, clean, natural environment that creates hallmark wines. ‘Magical and memorable!’ Departs daily Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 9.30-4.00pm, $189 per person.  Book your tickets now online at www.busybluebus.com.au

Busy Blue Bus on the Television

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A first for Busy Blue Bus, we began discussions to film a television commercial for the Seven Network this year.  In June we contracted the fabulous Green man Media Productions based here in Albany to produce this for us.

The concept behind our 15 second commercial was to showcase our charter hire services for community groups and events.  Each person exiting from our Yutong bus represents a social group we work with regularly: School Groups, Special Events, Corporate Groups, Festivals, Arts Groups and  Sports Teams.  With a view to highlight our versatility for carrying difference group sizes and equipment on our vehicles.

With the idea confirmed we needed local people to star in our advert.  A call out on our Facebook page for some local personalities lead to us filling a number of these spots, with a special thanks to Lincolns Accountants, Passmore Cycles and Bob’s Bikes for loaning us their staff members for the morning of the filming.

Filming took place at Eyre Park on Thursday 8th June and took less than an hour to complete.  Following a quick briefing to everyone involved a few takes were filmed.  The commercial was filmed as one continuous take to limit the amount of editing required.

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The above images are from the filming process of our commercial.  We had a lot of fun, learnt a lot and had a beautiful sunny morning out of the office.

Our commercial aired on channel seven on Sunday 16th July during the coverage of the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles football game.  Over a 12 week schedule our commercial will appear across the Seven Network along the South Coast of WA 220 times!  If you are yet to catch our commercial on your television have a look at the video below.

 

 

 

 

 

Bluff Knoll Snow Day

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Thursday 6th July 2017 Busy Blue Bus got to see snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National Park!

Our driver Tim was there from 7am – 4pm chauffeuring families and groups from the Bluff Knoll Cafe up to the start of the 6km walk.  This complimentary shuttle served to alleviate traffic in the area and to significantly decrease the wait time once the car park had filled.  Through thick fog, flurries of snow and some very cool winds everyone made it to the summit for the chance to build a snowman, throw a snowball and if particularly adventurous (mad) make a snow angel!

With temperatures reaching as low as 2.8°C and an expected 8 hours of snowfall people rushed from across the state for the chance to experience this rare weather event in Western Auatralia.

 

GWN7 reported on the event including some great footage of Tim on one of our coasters providing the service, if you missed the news broadcast check our the video below!

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Southern MTB Competition

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Mountain bike festival Albany, Western Australia

Mountain bike festival Albany, Western Australia

We have 2 FREE competition entries to this years adrenalin pumping Southern MTB!

 

To be in with a chance of winning a place to compete tag @busybluebus on either Facebook or Instagram on your favourite shot of you with your bike.

We want to see you and your bike out in nature, show us why you ride and the awesome spots you and your bike can get to.

At the end of July all images will be collated and our 2 mountain biking winners will be announced.  You will have a choice of competing in either:

  • Southern Peaks 37km
  • Southern Peaks 50km
  • Urban Downhill
  • Jump Comp

The Southern MTB will run from the 22nd – 24th September in Albany with 4 different events over the weekend.  For more information on the events have a look at the Southern MTB webpage.

As a proud supporting partner of Southern MTB we will be there throughout the weekend providing transport for all competitors and their bikes between the start and end points of the courses and cheering our entrants on!

WINTER SPECIAL

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We have launched a winter special offer combining two of our most popular tours, Albany History + Highlights and Albany’s Whale Story to give you a full day out on our Busy Blue Bus.

The tour includes:

  • entrance to all attractions
  • morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • pick up and drop off to guests accommodation
  • our experienced guide
  • a special gift!

This tour showcases Albany’s rich and amazing history and begins with a guided tour at Mount Clarence and the Padre White Lookout before entering the National ANZAC Centre for an interactive exploration following the journey of a character throughout the war.  Morning tea is then provided at Middleton Beach and if you’re lucky you may spot a whale whilst you sample some of the tasty Great Southern produce available.

The tour then continues to see the Patrick Taylor Cottage, the oldest surviving dwelling in WA, followed by a guided tour of The Brig Amity which takes you back to 1826 and gives an insight into what life would have been like as a convict on board.   Lunch is then provided looking out across King George Sound which sets the scene for the next activity, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. The private guided tour brings to life Australia’s whaling history and reflects on the significance of whale hunting in the past and recognises the value of whale watching today.  Afternoon tea provides another opportunity to enjoy some tasty local produce before travelling back to Albany through the Torndirrup National Park.

The Gap and the Natural Bridge provide a final breath taking stop before our guide will deliver you back to your accommodation with a special memento of the day.

Bookings can be made via the Book Now button at the top of this page.

End of an Era

End of an Era, Photographed by Ed Smidt

End of an Era

End of an Era, Photographed by Ed Smidt

Full Day Tour + Lunch + Gift

Full Day Tour + Lunch + Gift