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Cruise ship Queen Elizabeth – Albany WA 8th Dec 2019

Cruise ship Queen Elizabeth – Albany 8th Dec 2019

Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Queen Elizabeth 08/12/2019 2,101 0800 – 1800

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen the Queen Elizabeth is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for cruise ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your cruise ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your cruise ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements.)
    Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your cruise ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most cruise ship days, some of the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you. We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the cruise ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of cruise ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfill your request.

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Winners!

Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Awards Winner 2019

At a fantastic night at the Albany Entertainment Centre on The Amazing South Coast, the Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced the 2019 business awards. Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters was among a fortunate group of businesses and individuals celebrated on the night.  WE WON three gongs!

Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters is a small business with a broad reach over the southern part of Western Australia and Oct 2019 was recognized in three categories of the ACCI awards.  Director Susan McCabe was invited to the stage three times to accept awards for

Tourism Business of the Year

Business Leader of the Year 

Business of the Year

three people with awards

Susan McCabe with David Steytler (President ACCI), Susan McCabe (Busy Blue Bus), Rick Wilson Member for O’Connor

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Sea Princess – Albany WA 22nd Oct 2019

Cruise ship Sea Princess – Albany 22nd Oct 2019

Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Sea Princess 22/10/2019 2,016 0900 – 1800

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen cruise ship Sea Princess is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for Cruise Ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your Cruise Ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your Cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your Cruise Ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements.)
    Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your Cruise Ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most Cruise Ship days, some of the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your Cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you.
    Please Note: We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the Cruise Ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of Cruise Ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfil your request.

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Coromal Windsor Caravan Rally Albany WA 14-26 Oct 2019

Coromal Windsor Caravan Rally Albany WA 14-26 Oct 2019

Click to access your copy of our tour brochure) Coromal Windsor Caravan Rally Albany 2019 Tours

(Click to access your copy of our tour brochure) Coromal Windsor Rally 2019 Tours 

The WA Association of Caravan Clubs (WAACCI) is hosting the Coromal Windsor Caravan Rally Albany WA 14-26 Oct 2019.
The rally has been appropriately named the Coromal Windsor 17th National Caravan Clubs Rally Amazing Albany WA in recognition of the major sponsor Coromal Windsor and the City of Albany. The WA Association of Caravan Clubs (WAACCI) is hosting the National Caravan Rally in 2019.The rally will be held in Albany between Oct 14 and 22, 2019 at the Centiennial Recreation Complex, North Road, Albany.

Planning for the event is well underway and the WA Association of Caravan Clubs National Rally Committee is keeping everyone up to date with the progress through their website. Head over to the Coromal Windsor National Caravan Clubs Rally Amazing Albany 2019 website. From there you can:

  • Register using the online registration or download a hardcopy of the registration form to register to attend the rally;
  • Download the regular newsletters;
  • When available, book available tours using a link to the Albany Visitors Centre tour booking site. This will be available closer to the date of the rally; and
  • Keep up to date with the information on the rally through the regular newsletters.

Day tours

An exclusive range of day and half day tours are scheduled during the Caravan Rally in Albany Oct 2019.  Check out the brochure above by clicking on the image or see the schedule below.  Book your departure early to be sure you get a seat on a great excursion with a local guide who will tell you more of the stories of the region. ‘We’ll show you more’!

DATE TOUR Price per person DEPARTURE
15.10.19 Albany History + Highlights $140 9am 1.30pm
16.10.19 Tastes of the Great Southern $189 9.30am  
17.10.19 Gap + Natural Wonders $109 9am 1.30pm
18.10.19 Mt Barker Grape Escape $189 9.30am  
19.10.19 Great Southern Whisky & Gin Tasting

Oranje Tractor Wine Flight

Wilson Brewing Company ‘Grain to Glass’ story

$50

$50

$50

$50

9.30am  
20.10.19 Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk $180 8.30am  
21.10.19 Albany’s Whale Story $140 9am 1.30pm
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New Tour Begins: Albany’s Wild Whale Tale

Channel your wild!

Imagine yourself spotting on the prow of a whale chaser scanning the water to the tell-tale spume. Wind in your hair and salty spray in your face, you lean out and shade your eyes to the sun. Is your prey; to be hunted or honoured? Let us show you how the perspective has changed.

On a guided tour of the only whaling station in the world open to tourists, you will gain insight into the transformation of Albany from whaling to whale watching. At Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, the history of whaling along the southern coastline of Western Australia is presented in animation, image and relic as you are guided through this educational and historic site. Climb the Whaler chaser Cheynes IV. While on this expansive property, visit the Australia Wildlife Park. Wombats, bandicoots and possums you may have heard of, but have you met a quoll, bettong, pademelon or woylie before? The Australian Wildlife Park is also home to rare white kangaroos, flying foxes and resident koala, Frank. Visit the Regional Wildflower Garden too!

Continue your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline as you journey through the Torndirrup National Park. What tales these granite mounds could tell!

Then it’s time to savour locally caught fish + chips overlooking the harbour. Following lunch, you will experience the contemporary perspective of the value of whales. From the edge of Princess Royal Harbour you’ll leave the built environment to enter the wild, sighting the vibrant City of Albany from a different perspective.

Vibrant blues of sky and ocean fill the horizon and the astringent aromas of the bushland and salty sea air immerse you in the landscape. Feel the sea spray on your face and prepare
yourself for an extraordinary experience sighting whales as they migrate along the southern coast on board the 60FT premium vessel, Dhu Force. Accompanied by an Ocean Safari Guide
you are enriched by the understanding of whale behaviour in one of the world’s best natural deep-water channels, King George Sound, which makes it perfect for whale watching. Enjoy an Aussie afternoon tea on board.

Get on the wild side of the Amazing South Coast!

From AUD $220.00
Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
Location: Albany, WA
Product code: AWWT

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Explore Esperance with an amazing Day Tour

kangaroo grazing on beach at Esperance

Kangaroos on beach at Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grande National Park Esperance

Explore Esperance

Depart Esperance Town at 9am and travel out to Stonehenge. See a full-sized replica of the original Stonehenge that is aligned to the southern summer and winter solstice.  Walk among the stones and sense the grandeur and be refreshed with morning tea. Come with us to explore the spectacular scenery and beautiful turquoise bays of the Cape Le Grande National Park, best known for its rocky headlands and kangaroos lazing on the white sandy beaches.  Enjoy gourmet picnic sandwiches and wraps with a glass of wine as you look out onto Hellfire Bay. See the ingenuity of innovators who have turned fish waste into artisan fish leather products. Australia’s only fish, shark and stingray leather tannery. Be invited into the gallery and working studio of glass artist Cindy Poole and see her craftsmanship and creativity in bespoke glass artworks. Find out the story behind the Whale Tail on the Esperance foreshore.  Relax in her home garden and enjoy freshly brewed coffee. Complete your exploration of Esperance with a view of Spencer Lake and views of peaceful bays, souring cliffs, pristine beaches and the sprawl of Recherche Archipelago along the Great Ocean Drive.   See Twilight Beach voted “most Popular Beach in WA”. Take in the spectacular vistas – ‘best beaches in the world’.

woman standing on rocks near beach at Hellfire Bay Cape Le Grande National Park

Beautiful Hellfire Bay at Cape Le Grande National Park

Glass art gallery

CIndy Poole at Section Glass Studio

Departures on demand (except public holidays) 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Departure point – Esperance Visitors Centre

Cost – $189 Adult $180 Concession/Child $701.10 Family  (including entry to Stonehenge, National Park, Mermaid Leather tour, morning and afternoon tea, lunch with glass of wine)

Minimum 10 for departure

Bookings available online or phone our Esperance depot and speak with Ken or Di on 9072 1717.

 

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Oranje Tractor Wines & Southern MTB 2018

What’s your partner doing while you are riding in the Southern MTB events? Taste five Oranje Tractor Wines paired with local produce on a short tour only available on Saturday 22nd Sept.  Departs 11.30am and returns at 1.00pm; limited seating.  Book now!

four glasses of wines with small portions of food

Oranje Tractor Wines – paired tastings of wine and local produce.

On this 90min tour be transported with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters to Oranje Tractor Wines from the Town Square of Albany. Enjoy a seated tasting of 5 of Oranje Tractor wines, including their Fat Tyre range, paired to local cheeses and other seasonal produce.  Amble through their productive garden before your return to the Town Square.

Tickets $52 per person

Book now online at busybluebus.rezdy.com/240255/wine-flight-at-oranje-tractor 

Explore other day and half day tour options, departing daily from Albany to Mt Barker and Denmark.

Consider one of our 3-day 2-night Short Breaks accommodation package in which Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters has partnered with Albany Best Western Motel.  Try a

  • Porongurup and Mt Barker Short Break exploring the wineries of Mt Barker and the granite mounds of the Porongurup National Park.
  • Perhaps a history excursion on an Historic Albany Short Break, visiting the National ANZAC Centre and Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.
  • Or indulge in gourmet delights and the cool climate wines of the region on a Tasting the Amazing South Coast Short Break. 

Book now online at www.busybluebus.com.au

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ANZAC April 2018

Anzac Albany Festival on April 24-25 2018.

The Anzac Albany Festival will be a free event welcoming locals and visitors to WW1 Australian themed activities, live music and live screening of the Anzac Albany Dawn Service.

Close collaboration with RSL will provide an expanded program of events across the community in addition to the traditional RSL Anzac Day commemorative events.

Anzac Albany Festival hosted at National Anzac Centre and Albany Heritage Park

Visit https://anzacalbany.com.au/anzac-albany-festival/ for further information.

Mount Adelaide (Photo by Sabine Albers)

Mount Adelaide Albany Western Australia

Shuttle Busses

  • Monday 23, 9am – 5.30pm shuttle bus available from Forts Road carpark up to the National Anzac Centre due to NAC carpark being closed (running as required)
  • Tuesday 24, 9am – 7pm, shuttle bus available from Forts Road carpark up to National Anzac Centre
  • Anzac Day, Albany Entertainment Centre to Festival round trip from 4am until 9.30pm
  • Anzac Day, from the Festival to Middleton Beach/Albany Entertainment Centre from 8am – 10am (allows for people who wish to visit the National Anzac Centre/Festival post Dawn Service)
  • Anzac Day, Albany Entertainment Centre to Festival via Forts Road Carpark round trip from 11.30am – 4.30pm
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Busy Blue Bus, Albany Western Australia 2017. (Photo by Sabine Albers)

Sunrise emerging over horizon to light up Middleton Beach Albany

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Denmark WA Food & Wine Trail

Wine & food tasting Denmark

Denmark offers award winning cool climate wine, quality hand crafted beer and some of the freshest produce in the state.  Embark on the Denmark WA Food & Wine Trail to experience the authentic flavours of the region within the Great Southern and on the Amazing South Coast.

The gentle summer temperatures and higher rainfall in the Denmark produce slow ripening grapes that create some of the finest Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.  Sample a range of local wines, distinctive in their cool climate characteristics.

Enjoy seasonal, locally sourced ingredients in menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner at restaurants offering distinctive diversity.  Indulge in freshly made gelato, handmade chocolate, coffee, lovingly finished cake and crafted beer.

Visit Mrs Jones Café, Rockcliffe Winery, Singlefile Wines, The Lake House Denmark, Pawprint Chocolate and Boston Brewing Co and Willoughby Park.  Get there on board a Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters Hop on Hop off bus service operating on long weekends in Jan and March 2018.

On your journey along the trail, absorb the breathtaking views of the tall-timbered forest, forming corridors of light and shadow.  Drink in the views of the ocean and inlet and let the hustle of your busy life fade away.  Discover Denmark and taste the experience.

Get on the trail and let us do the driving! Departures for the Hop on Hop off bus service are Sat and Sun 31st March and 1st April 2018 from Mrs Jones Café. Your $45 ticket is valid all day. Book now at  https://busybluebus.rezdy.com/220583/denmark-food-wine-trail-hop-on-hop-off-bus-service

Contact
Maryanne Marsh

Tour Manager

tour.manager@busybluebus.com.au

Busy Blue Bus
Phone:  9842 2133
Email:  info@busybluebus.com.au

www.busybluebus.com.au

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