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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.
Sue Hardy
On behalf of Swifts Bowls Club I would like to thank you for the friendly and efficient service you provided for us. All buses were clean and on time an our driver "Ed" was helpful in everyway. We will certainly consider using your company when we need buses again Sue hardy Secretary Swifts Bowls Club - Ladies section
Leo
Great Bus ,Good Driver, on time, Perfect
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!
Caroline
Extremely professional and convenient. Our driver was incredibly polite. Would recommend buscharter for both work and social events.
Vetu-Ri Teariki
Very happy with the service provided by Bus Charter. The driver was on time, the bus was clean, comfortable and there were no issues during the trip to and from our destination. No problem with recommending their service to others.
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 !
Erin
Thanks so much. Fantastic service received all the way from the initial quote to when the bus dropped everyone home. Will definitely use your company again. Thanks so much again.
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,
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.
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
Brooke
Thank you so much for your prompt and friendly service. The driver was on time and very polite. It was great not stressing about getting to the destination on time. Would highly recommend!!
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 :)
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
Ed
From start to finish I received the best service. Our driver on the day was very friendly and professional. I\'ll definitely be using you again for any future needs.
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.
Fee Tufevski
Once again, the service provided by Bus Charter was second to none. The driver arrived on time, knew where he was going and was very patient on the return journey. I now exclusively use Bus Charter for any charter needs. One thing that I would find useful, is to receive an automated text message approx. 30mins from pick up which contains confirmed pick up/drop off points and times as well as the name and contact number of the designated driver.
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.
Emma
BusCharter.com.au was very easy to use and I would highly recommend your service. I always received a prompt response to my many queries and booking updates. Our driver, Tony, was early to pick us up which was great and he was more than happy to wait for us when we took longer than expected. I will definitely use BusCharter.com.au for all my future transport bookings.
Annie
The service we received was exceptional right from our inital quote through to the trip itself. Our driver was absolutely lovely. I will gladly recommend Bus Charter.com.au to anyone I know.

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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.