Connect Coaches Day Tours

Christmas Shopping Trip - Birkenhead Point & DFO Homebush

   Beat the Christmas shopping chaos and join us at Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre & DFO Homebush with hundreds of designer brand stores available at discount prices!  Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
Over 120 premium outlet stores including women's, Men's and Children's fashion, footwear, accessories, j...

Category:   Day Tours
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Friday 22nd November 2019
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Sydney
Phone Enquiries:   02 4325 4053
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Price:   $45 - please contact us on 4325 4053 to go on our reserve list.
Includes:   Home pick-up & drop-off service, return transport to Birkenhead Point & DFO & morning tea
Home Pick up area:  

Click here to view our pick up area map.

Morning Tea:   Included in price - tea/coffee & homemade slices
Birkenhead Point Shopping Outlet Centre:  

Arrive 10:30am - Depart 12:30pm


Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre at Drummoyne, is the only place in Sydney where you can shop for great bargains whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and browse through a huge range of your favourite fashion, food and lifestyle brands.


Over 120 premium outlet stores including women's, Men's and Children's fashion, footwear, accessories, jewellery, discount and variety, homewares and gifts, health & beauty, cafes & restaurants, food court with outdoor balcony overlooking the Marina, fresh food market, supermarkets, and ATMs.

DFO Homebush:   Arrive 1:00pm - Depart 3 - 3:30pm

Company Overview

DFO Homebush is THE place to find over 120 leading Australian and International designer brands - all at up to 70% off!
With all brands under the one roof, you will be sure to find everything you are looking for in the latest ladies' and men's fashions, children's wear, sportswear, footwear, handbags and luggage, home wares, manchester, lingerie, jewellery and loads more.

They also have the HOMEMAKER CENTRE located on Level 1, with great brands such as Freedom, Oz Design and JB Hi Fi.

DFO Homebush offers plenty of meal options for you to recharge in between shopping for bargains, with everything from sushi and Subway rolls, to burgers and cafe dining.
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Minimum Number::   This tour requires 8 people to proceed.

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens (Blue Mountains)

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens (Blue Mountains)

In 2017, this venue celebrated their 30th Birthday of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. The Garden has a wonderfully interesting history, founded on the traditional land of the Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal people which in 1804 was traversed by explorer George Caley on a botanic collecting trip. The Garden sits on 252 hectares of...

Category:   Day Tours
Start Time:   7:30 AM
Date:   Tuesday 26th November 2019
Venue:   Blue Mountains
Phone Enquiries:   02 4325 4053
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Ticket Includes:   Home pick up & drop off coach service, entry into the gardens, morning tea 


8:30am Depart Central Coast

9:30am Morning tea - Cumberland State Forest

11:15am Bilpin Cider - apple & pear cider tastings

12-2pm Walk around the Mt Tomah Botanic Garden & enjoy lunch (BYO or purchase from the cafe)

2:15pm  Bilpin Fruit Bowl - grab a coffee to go &/or an apple pie for dessert!

2:45pm Depart for the Central Coast

5-5:30pm Arrive Central Coast



Morning Tea:   Home made slices, tea & coffee provided

To be purchased at passengers' expense. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the cafe at the Botanic Gardens.

Click below to view menu:

Potager Menu at Mt Tomah Botanic Garden




Pick Up Area:  

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Adamstown Pudding Kitchen

                                                                                          Since 1971, Adamstown Pud...

Category:   Day Tours
Start Time:   7:30 AM
Date:   Friday 29th November 2019
Venue:   Adamstown
Phone Enquiries:   02 4325 4053
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Tour Includes:  
  • Home pick up & drop off service (click here to view map)
  • Coach Transport to & from venue
  • Morning tea - provided by venue
  • Tour - see the working kitchen, hear about the history of the pudding kitchen & taste some of the delights on offer
  • Lunch - will be enjoyed at The Nags Head Hotel



7:30 - 8:30am - Home pick up service (see our map for pick up areas on the Central Coast)

10am -  Arrive at Adamstown Pudding Kitchen 

10am - 12pm - Morning tea & tour of venue

12:15 - 2pm -  Lunch at The Nags Head Hotel, Adamstown

4:00pm  -  Arrive back on the Coast & commence home drop off service

* Times are approximations only & subject to change


Please Note:  

Refunds for the travel & morning tea component of this tour will be issued if at least 48 hours notice is given.

Price:   $65 - please call us on 4325 4053 to go on our reserve list.
Minimum Number:   12 passengers for this tour to proceed
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Morpeth/Nelson Bay/Newcastle Explorer

Morpeth/Nelson Bay/Newcastle Explorer

  Summary: The Coach departs Central Coast travelling up to the historical town of Morpeth, the passengers will have time to enjoy morning tea & have a quick browse aound the beautiful shops. From Morpeth, we will then continue up to Nelson bay for lunch where passengers will have time to browse the shops and purchase lu...

Category:   Day Tours
Start Time:   7:00 AM
Date:   Wednesday 4th December 2019
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Newcastle
Phone Enquiries:   0417281545
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Tour Includes:   Home pickup bus service, return coach transport and morning tea.
Cost:   $55 
Pick Up Area:  

Click Here to View Map

Lunch - Not Included:   Time at Nelson Bay to purchase lunch and look at the shops
Minimum Number:   This tour requires a minimum of 12 people to proceed.
Morning Tea at Morpeth:  

 Morning Tea will be provided by Connect Coaches (homemade slices, tea & coffee)

There may be a small amount of time to browse the shops at Morpeth.


Brief history of Morpeth:


The town of Morpeth was initially created through the private actions of Lieutenant E.C.Close, who selected a property of 1,000 hectares and developed it as a river port from 1831-1841. The lieutenant built his house, known as Closebourne, on the property. A two-storey Georgian home made of sandstone, the house became an episcopal residence from 1848-1912, which eventually became the nucleus of St John's Theological College on Morpeth Road.

The river port grew steadily throughout the 1830s; St James's Church, Tank Street, was built from 1837 to 1840. It was partly designed by John Horbury Hunt and now has a Local Government Heritage listing. A major merchant at this time was James Taylor, who built a bond store circa 1850, located near the bridge and now heritage-listed. The town continued to expand. Morpeth Court House was built circa 1861 in a Greek Revival style; the police station followed in 1879. The construction of the Great Northern Railway in 1857, bypassing Morpeth, meant that Newcastle developed as the regional port. Morpeth became less significant commercially, but still survived as a township with its own history and heritage.

The town today is a tourist destination due to its many historical buildings and river bank setting.

Lunch at Nelson Bay:  


Brief History of Nelson Bay:

Nelson Bay is a coastal resort town of approximately 5000 people located just inside the mouth of Port Stephens, a large natural harbour. Despite its growing popularity the town, treads a sensible line between tourism and charm. Nelson Bay, the largest town of the Port Stephens area, is 223 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway, 69 km from Newcastle by road and 18 m above sea-level.The origin of the town's name is not known. It may have derived from the boat the Lady Nelson used by Governor Macquarie in 1812 when he came to visit the Port with an eye to establishing a settlement which never eventuated.

A group of Chinese fishermen established a base here early in the 19th century. They cured their catch and sent it back to China and to Chinese merchants in Sydney and Melbourne.

The first survey of Nelson Bay was carried out in 1874. A post office and school were established in 1883. By 1886 there were about 30 residents. The villagers led a rather peaceful life based around fishing (still important to the local economy) until developers arrived in the late 1960s.


There will be a stop at Nelson Bay for an hour and a half, allowing time for passengers to purchase their own lunch and browse through the shops.

Afternoon Stop:  


Brief History of Newcastle:


In September 1797 Lieutenant John Shortland became the first European settler to explore the area. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized HMS Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove. While returning, Lt. Shortland entered what he later described as "a very fine river", which he named after New South Wales' Governor John Hunter. He returned with reports of the deep-water port and the area's abundant coal. Over the next two years, coal mined from the area was the New South Wales colony's first export. 

During World War II, Newcastle was an important industrial centre for the Australian war effort. In the early hours of 8 June 1942, the Japanese submarine I-21 briefly shelled Newcastle. Among the areas hit within the city were dockyards, the steel works, Parnell Place in the city's East End, the breakwall and Art Deco ocean baths. There were no casualties in the attack and damage was minimal.

The Port of Newcastle remains the economic and trade centre for the resource rich Hunter Valley and for much of the north and northwest of New South Wales. Newcastle is the world's largest coal export port and Australia's oldest and second largest tonnage throughput port, with over 3,000 shipping movements handling cargo of 95.8 Mt per annum, of which coal exports represented 90.8 Mt in 200809. The volume of coal exported, and attempts to increase coal exports, are opposed by environmental groups.

Costco, IKEA & Lindt Factory Fun Day - sold out

             If you love to shop, then this day tour is for you! Connect Coaches will pick you up in the morning from home (within our pick up area) & transport you down to the 3 venues then return you safely back to the Coast after a busy day of shopping. There'll be plenty of space under t...

Category:   Day Tours
Start Time:   7:30 AM
Date:   Saturday 7th December 2019
Venue:   Sydney
Phone Enquiries:   02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:
Price:   $45 - please contact us on 4325 4053 to go on our reserve list. 
Price Includes:   Home pick up & drop off service, return transport to Costco, IKEA & the Lindt factory & morning tea (bottled water, juice, homemade goods)

7.30 - 8.30am - Home pick up service (click here to view our pick up area map)

9.30 - 9.45am - Comfort & snack stop at Thornleigh McDonalds

10.30 - 12pm - Costco

12.15 - 2.15pm - IKEA & Marsden Park Home (there are cafes to purchase lunch)

2.30 - 3pm - Lindt Chocolate Factory

5pm - Arrive back on the Coast & commence home drop off service

Terms & Conditions:   Click Here
Minimum Number:   This event requires a minimum of 12 passengers to proceed.

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