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Tess
Hi, Booking number 2027. Our bus driver was wonderful! Jess was excellent and helped make the whole experience even better. Thanks for a great trip. Tess
Mike Sergent
Hi Anna, Everything went very well - the quote was provided quickly, the bus driver called ahead to confirm pick-up details, and arrived on time. Well played! Regards,
Jasmin McArdle
Thank you to Shannon and Rod our wonderful bus driver!! Competitive pricing, wonderful, smooth and hassle free service. We hired the bus for a hens day and Rod our bus driver was super, he contributed to the great vibe and made it fun, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you team, I will definitely recommend and use your service when I can in the future!
Margaux Bonne
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and exemplar customer service in making our work Christmas party more than memorable. We also would like to thank our driver for being so amazing! James was not only prompt and polite the whole day, but went well above and beyond his call of duty as our group photographer, event manager and personal assistant! We hope he had as much fun as we certainly did :)
Carine Ernest
We recently booked a bus for a hens function. The bus experience was excellent. Driver (Eric) was absolutely delightful, helpful, and efficient. We stopped at a few wineries in the yarra valley and eric was patient with us all the whole time. Bus was clean and safe. Will definitely use you guys again.
Jason Dingli
The service was excellent and Mark was extremely flexible and great with all the guys. I would highly recommend your company again. Thank you
Erin Schipano
The service was fantastic and very reasonably priced!! The bus driver was really lovely and got the group to the destination right on time!! Thank you so much for helping the day to be as seamless as possible.
Amy
We were very happy with the quick and easy response from BusCharter with our quote. We had no issues with booking on short notice. The driver was friendly with both the teachers and children. Overall we were very happy and will definitely use you again provided the price remains or does not rise much higher. Many thanks, Amy
Lynnette Riddell
We used Bus Charter for our Sales conference this past December. I would highly recommend them. Our bus driver was very professional, knowledgeable & very friendly.
Sue Bertucci
Thank you to all the staff from Bus Charter for such professional and friendly service. Our driver today Vern was fantastic adding to a wonderful day on Sydney Harbour for our work Christmas party. I would highly recommend this company for price and service and will definitely be using you in the future.
David C
We had a great driver who looked after us. It was great to have the booking confirmed and the driver called ahead. Very professional. Highly recommend
Leo
Great Bus ,Good Driver, on time, Perfect
Lexie Le
Fantastic communication and extremely organised. Bus arrived early to pick up and drop off and driver was communicative the entire journey. Left my wallet in the bus and the driver organised to meet up the next day to return it! Emails were all replied to promptly and staff were friendly from beginning to end. Thanks !
Lorraine
Our international and interstate guests appreciated us hiring the bus as it gave them extra time to spend with each other and also diddn\'t have to worry as to how they were going to get to the reception. We thank you for all your assistance from the start and right through the booking process. Our driver, Rob, was fantastic.
Janet
How easy was that! We needed some bused to move guests around for my daughter\'s wedding, one bus there and two buses home. From the first inquiry to the last pick up it all went to plan. The staff were efficient and courteous. The bus drivers were punctual and accomodating. They waited to ensure that all guests were on board and made that extra effort to make sure everyone arrived safely at their various destinations. Thank you so much,I had tried to book other bus companies and it all seemed to difficult - so glad we found you! I will definitely recommend you to family and friends. Thanks again!! :)
Ryan James
Excellent service and accommodating drivers. Thanks
Caroline
Extremely professional and convenient. Our driver was incredibly polite. Would recommend buscharter for both work and social events.
Amanda Hart
I couldn’t be happy with the service and the seamless way in which I am able to make bookings. The entire process from beginning to end is excellent and everyone I deal with is super helpful and professional (and the buses are fantastic). I am always incredibly happy with Bus Charter and our company uses them monthly.
Laura
My guests had a wonderful time with punctual staff and excellent travel conditions. While I was busy losing my mind over other wedding items I am glad to say that the bus organisation was not ever one I worried about. Definitely recommend your services!
Chrisi Reardon
Everything was great and I really do appreciate how promptly and courteously you handled our numerous changes and questions. Thank you very much for your assistance and we will definitely use Bus Charter’s services again for any transport our Queensland clients require! Kind Regards, Chrisi Reardon School Support Coordinator

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Minibus Tour from Brisbane to Ipswich

 

The city of Ipswich is the oldest provincial city in Queensland.  Once upon a time it was known for it’s coal mines.  The coal was used to power locomotives in the early days of the town.  Today Ipswich is known for it’s heritage protected buildings, the fabulous shopping for antiques, art, and unique fashion designs, trendy cafes, and the rail museum, showcasing the very locomotives that were once powered by the coal mined in the area.  

 

Ipswich is a mere hours drive from Brisbane, and yet it is like travelling back in time.  Once the mining industry was unable to sustain the town it faced massive economic hardship, however it has bounced back using the tourism industry.  The small city is capitalizing on the fact that is has so much rich history, an art gallery that has been showcasing artists for over 150 years, and has attracted many artisans eager to show off their skills at fashion design, eclectic dining, or making the perfect cup of espresso.  

 

A trendy tourist town, with a rich colonial past.  The day trip minibus tour to Ipswich is an interesting way to spend a day.  Depart from Brisbane in the morning.  The driver of your private minibus will pick you up from your accommodation and you will drive an hour inland on your way to the historical town of Ipswich.

 

Top of Town

 

The first stop on the tour will be the Top of Town.  This two block stretch has the area's oldest heritage protected buildings.  Here you can see many of the landmark buildings, such as the one that housed the Queensland Times and the Flour Mill which housed the retro radio station.  From print to radio Ipswich can take you on a tour through time.  

 

Today the old Flour Mill has some of the best shopping in town.  Hunt down Cassandra’s hidden away in what appears to be a nearly empty arcade and you will be rewarded with wicked steampunk styles, Victoriana, and alternative clothing inspired by all kinds of craziness.  For leading edge fashion that pushes the envelope keep your eyes peeled for Pimp My Closet.  

 

After a hard morning shopping grab something to eat at anyone of the dining options.  Our pick is the Stump Hotel, once known as the Settler’s Inn.  The building has been there for 150 years and boasts a fabulous view of St. Mary’s cathedral.  Inside you will find Tapas Tree where you can choose from wine coming from local wineries, hand crafted beers, and an array of delicious dishes made from local ingredients and masterfully put together by master Chef Russell Armstrong and Jamie Pearce.

 

Queens Park

 

Queens Park, the first park in Queensland was designed in 1862.  It is like taking a step back in time, seeing the terraced gardens.  It is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts.  A favourite among families the park has a children’s playground area that is fun for all ages.  Build up the excitement of the last stop at the Rail Museum by starting off on the fixed model train.  Another fantastic feature of the park is the Liberty Swing, a new piece of playground equipment which is basically an accessible swing for children who use wheelchairs to move around.  

 

The Ipswich Nature Centre has special enclosures for viewing bilbies, and spinifex hopping mice both of which are endangered.  The Centre is a free zoo and has wild animals native to Australia, snakes, reptiles, birds and a barn of baby farm animals for petting.  

 

There are wide open areas for playing kick ball and croquet.  The Nature Centre has an amphitheatre used for showing educational films and is open every day but Mondays.  After relaxing and playing the park the last thing to see is the Rail Museum.

 

The Workshops Rail Museum

 

For everything you have ever wanted to know about trains the Workshops Rail Museum has it all.  There are 15 permanent exhibits most of which are interactive for maximum learning.  Real locomotive engines, tiny models, and children size models that can be interacted with are just some of the things available.  A complete history of the railway and the movement of goods, and the revolution of coal to diesel, followed by a revival of the rail industry that is powered by high speed trains, mag lifts, and the desire to enjoy the journey not just the final destination.  

 

Bonus for Friday Daytrippers

 

Every Friday at the Top of Town is the Sunset Market held from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This farmers market sells local produce, meat, eggs, milk, handmade crafts, works of art, and much more.  There are always unique things to see at the Sunset Market and for trips made on Fridays we will dedicate the last hour of the trip to this market unless otherwise specified by the group.  Remember all of our tours are suggestions, we love to customize all tours to suit what our clients want.  

 

The Road Back to Brisbane

 

After the rail museum or the Sunset Market if it is a Friday the journey back to Brisbane on your minibus should be a relaxing one.  Enjoy the drive, and the sights as the sun goes down.  Our friendly drivers will get you back to your hotel of Brisbane residents.  To find out more about this day trip to Ipswich, other day trips, or to create your own custom day trip please call our office at 1 800 BUS CHARTER, or use our online contact form.