Busy Blue Bus Tours and Charters is the premier transport provider on the Amazing South Coast. They pride themselves on always delivering quality tour and charter experiences in Albany and Esperance in Western Australia.
They offer a variety of day and half day tours around Albany and to Denmark, Mount Barker and Bremer Bay. These tours depart daily and take you to the ‘must see’ locations and include the natural, historic and food and wine icons of the region. Be exhilarated by the Orca off the coast of Bremer Bay, experience the pounding ocean at the Gap and Natural Bridge in the Torndirrup National Park or views to the southern horizon at the Granite Skywalk in the Porongorup National Park. Visit historic storehouses of the National Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Centre and Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. Taste the delights of food and wine in the unique cool climate zones of Denmark and Mount Barker.
With local expertise, energy and integrity, their friendly, courteous and passionate team strive to ensure every guest is well looked after and experience more than the journey from Point A to Point B. They live up to their tagline “we’ll show you more!”
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From $180 to $189
Highlights include tasting hand crafted cheese and award winning wines, enjoying a long table lunch in a picturesque boutique winery sampling fine food. Enjoy toffee and cider tastings. In a private tour, taste the quality of internationally acclaimed Great Southern Distillery Malt Whisky.
This is more than just a food and wine tour!
Flavour sensations are explored at Duckett’s Mill where an array of cheeses, tantalising fudge and award winning wines are available for tasting and purchase.
Relax at a long table lunch, including tastings of local wines. Gourmet condiments blend two passions at The Lake House, wine and food into delicious combinations of chutneys, relishes, jams, sauces and sweet treats.
In a private tour and tasting, experience nationally and internationally awarded Limeburners Single Malt Whisky of the Great Southern distillery. A boutique distillery, producing premium quality spirits using time honoured techniques and traditional copper pot stills.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $943 to $1163
Day One – Arrive in Albany in time to take advantage of your meal voucher at Rustlers Steakhouse.
Day Two – Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your tour begins. Meander through back roads to taste outstanding wines from award winning wineries of the Mr Barker Region, grown in a cool climate . Visit Arcadia, Gilbert’s, Galafrey, West Cape Howe. Take part in a private guided tour of Plantagenet Wines before sitting to a local produce on a shared platter lunch.
Day Three – Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your full day tour begins. Your Busy Blue Bus Tours and Charters tour guide will take you to Denmark on the Tastes of the Great Southern tour. Taste handmade cheese, toffee, condiments and wine as you travel through the tall timber of Mt Shadforth. Lunch at the award winning The Lake House Denmark where you can also taste Vino Food and try Winespa body care products. Cap off the day with a private tour and tasting at Limeburners Great Southern Distillery – where the world’s best whiskey is distilled.
The highlights of this tour are the new Granite Skywalk and scenic drive through the Porongurups and delicious lunch at a Plantagenet Winery.
Discover the spectacular scenery and bountiful produce of the Porongurups and Mount Barker regions. Castle Rock is a 4.2 kilometre return walk that requires moderate fitness. To reach the spectacular views at the summit requires a final short scramble over granite rocks and a climb in an enclosed ladder to the Granite Skywalk. From there, your guide will show you spectacular views and entertain you with intriguing stories of the area, from the traditional Noongar owners to the European settlers. You’ll learn why the area produces award-winning wines and local produce and sample the best of both.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $133 to $519
Understand Albany’s whaling history and its connection with Australia’s national story.
The tour begins at the Albany Visitor Centre with a journey around Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, the Southern Ocean and beyond. Albany’s role as the last station in operation in Australia’s whaling story comes to life at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. You haven’t seen Albany until you’ve visited the Historic Whaling Station – the only experience like it in the world!
Highlights include a scenic drive through the Torndirrup National Park to view Albany’s amazing pristine marine environment and coastline, private tour through Albany’s Historic Whaling Station and a visit to Stony Hill Lookout for a panoramic 360 degree view.
The tour provides reflection on the significance of whale hunting in the past and recognition of the value of whale watching today.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Taste outstanding wines from award-winning wineries of the Mount Barker sub-region of the Great Southern. The grapes are grown in a cool climate and nestled next door to National Parks. Meander the back roads and meet the owners at the cellar door. An authentic experience of wine growing in diverse soil types and climate that contribute to exceptional Rieslings. The Busy Blue Bus tour guide will take care of the skipper duties whilst you take pleasure in tastings from five cellar doors. Take part in a private guided winery tour and share a luscious lunch platter of local produce.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $103 to $109
Experience the wonder of the outdoors in the great expanses and granite rocks of the Torndirrup National Park.
Your tour begins curving around Princess Royal Harbour with a view to King George Sound and the Southern Ocean beyond. Be delighted by the floral displays of the native vegetation in the National Park. Enjoy the pristine marine environment of the southern Australian coastline seen in magnificent splendour on the journey through the Torndirrup National Park.
Take in the vista of the powerful ocean as it heaves itself against the granite walls and feel the exhilarating force at the Gap. Simply breathtaking.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Hop on and hop off the Busy Blue Bus all day to indulge in a tour of local food and wine following a trail to award winning cool climate wines, quality hand crafted beers and some of the freshest produce in the state. Gather your favourite wines in a Denmark Dozen as you go!
Your tour starts at Mrs Jones Cafe in Denmark (perhaps breakfast with a great coffee on the deck). The first winery stop is at Rockcliffe Winery where the cellar door is in the midst of a Karri forest and you can also find artisan gelato. The next stop is Singlefile Wines where you can indulge in a chocolate and wine paring. Then on to the award winning Lake House Denmark to taste wine and vino food and explore Winespa body care products. At Pawprint Chocolate try some handmade truffles. Finish the day at Boston Brewing Co sampling hand crafted beers and five star James Halliday rated wines.Carpark Non Smoking
From $133 to $140
Experience a guided walk through the Albany Heritage Park and visit to the National Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Centre. Stroll the Promenade at Middleton Beach, visit Patrick Taylor Cottage and view the Brig Amity and Old Gaol at the historic precinct.
With views to King George Sound and the Southern Ocean, the significance of the history of Albany and the Great Southern is revealed in stories as you start the tour at the Albany Visitor Centre and travel along Marine Drive with a view to King George Sound. From whalers to warships, explorers to entrepreneurs, wool to wheat and story telling to sculptures, amazing Albany comes to life.
On this tour you’ll visit the Brig Amity, enjoy a coffee break at Middleton Beach, see Mount Clarence and the Padre White Lookout and discover Albany’s role in Australia’s ANZAC story at the National ANZAC Centre.
Tour inclusions are courtesy pick up and return to accommodation, commentary from your Busy Blue Bus expert guide, entry to Patrick Taylor Cottage and entry to the National ANZAC Centre.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $135 to $253
Hear about the Pioneers of the Amazing South Coast, they are younger than you think! Be entertained by tales of endeavour and innovation, of soldier settlement and conditional purchase of land and before these Pioneers, there were the Noongar.
Visit the Bremer Bay estuary, enjoy clear water and pristine clean beaches. Taste locally produced wine and produce. Let fourth generation Max Wellstead take you on a journey through his extensive collection at the Wellstead Heritage Museum, where ‘there’ s something for everyone’ to discover.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
This is a full day tour departing daily and seasonally. It’s more than an experience, it’s an education! Learn the language of whales and discover the dinosaurs of the deep with Whale Watch Western Australia – Australia’s Number One Whale Watch Experience. Join their pod and discover more about these world famous apex predators.
Bremer Bay is located five hours southeast of Perth, Western Australia on the amazing south coast. Their dedicated Busy Blue Bus tour guide driver will entertain you with stories of the region’s unique history en route from Albany to Bremer Bay where you will join the expedition vessel. Then journey to the edge of the continental shelf to discover the dinosaurs of the deep – the Orca. Their team of marine specialists and scientists will educate you in the language of the whales with their on-board live commentary. The Bremer Canyon is the feeding grounds of not only the Orca but also Sperm, Beaked and Pilot Whales as they hunt in the nutrient rich up-welling waters.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the wonders of the marine world in the wild natural habitat of the Southern Ocean.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Depart Esperance Town and travel out to Stonehenge. See a full-sized replica of the original Stonehenge aligned to the southern hemisphere summer and winter solstice and be refreshed with morning tea. Come with us to the 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 at 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. 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.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $787 to $1031
A 3 Day, 2 Night short break to Albany Western Australia. Tour includes vouchers for breakfast and dinner, entry to all tour venues and morning tea each day. Visit the National Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Centre on Mt Adelaide in Albany’s Historic Precinct, The Forts. See the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mt Clarence. The afternoon is yours to use at your leisure. Explore Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, The Gap and Natural Bridge in the Torndirrup National Park. A relaxing visit tot he Historic City of Albany on the south coast of Western Australia.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
From $877 to $1097
On this 3 Day, 2 Night Short Break, arrive in Albany and settle in to your accommodation. In the morning, breakfast at Kate’s Place before taking the journey to the Mt Barker region for wine tasting at five local wineries, a private guided winery tour and shared platter lunch at Plantagenet Wines. Rest well tonight! The next day journey out to the Porongurup National Park to climb Castle Rock to the Granite Skywalk. Relax in alfresco surrounds over lunch, with views to the Stirling Range.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Experience this amazing gathering of marine creatures in the remote Southern Ocean. A unique wonder! View Australia’s largest collection of marine creatures including killer whales, feeding together at Bremer Canyon from January to April every year.
Journey from Albany Western Australia to the marina at Bremer Bay to board the boat for the journey of a life time. View Orcas as they nurture their young and feed in the nutrient dense waters rising from the Bremer Canyon, deep in the ocean.
Relax and sit back as you reflect at the end of a full day on the water, whilst you’re delivered safely back to Albany. An educational and truly exhilarating experience!Carpark Non Smoking