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Day Tours

Welcome to Connect Coaches, where everyone is invited to join us on our Entertainment Public Day Tours and discover the beauty and charm of the Central Coast and beyond.

No matter your interests or preferences, we have a tour that will cater to your desires. If you're a history enthusiast, our Heritage tours explore many historic Homes and towns

For those looking for a more leisurely experience, our relaxing luncheon cruises are the perfect choice. Set sail and enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views.

Animal lovers will be thrilled to know that we offer tours that will bring them up close and personal with various species. Get ready to meet some furry and feathery friends during our animal encounters.

If you're a fan of high tea, our high tea lunches will indulge your taste buds while providing a delightful experience.

For those who appreciate the beauty of nature, our Garden Tours will allow you to explore the breathtaking gardens found in the area and beyond.

Discover hidden gems and stunning botanical displays that will leave you in awe. If you prefer scenic landscapes, our scenic explorer tours will take you on a journey through picturesque vistas that will leave you breathless.

In addition to these tours, we offer day trips to local markets, fairs, and shopping destinations. Immerse yourself in the local culture, shop for unique treasures, and try some delicious local treats.

And for wine enthusiasts, our Day Tour to the Hunter Valley Vineyard is a must. Savor the finest wines the region has to offer and indulge in a day of exquisite tastings.

We also offer tours to other destinations, such as the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Northern Beaches, and areas south of Sydney.

With Connect Coaches, you can trust that your tour experience will be intimate and personalized.

Our tour vehicles are smaller, ensuring a more comfortable journey with fewer passengers on board.

You can relax and enjoy your tour with peace of mind knowing that our drivers are accredited and hold first aid certificates.

If you reside in the Central Coast area, we offer a convenient home pick-up and drop-off service within certain areas.

Check our website to see if you're eligible for this service by referring to the pick-up area map provided.

Choose Connect Coaches for your next Entertainment Seniors Public DayTour and embark on a memorable journey filled with fun, relaxation, and discovery. Our aim is to provide you with an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting to join us on more tours in the future.

Join us and let us take you on an adventure that you won't soon forget.


High Tea in Winter at Ducks in the Field - sold out

     Don't miss out on this unique & immensely popular high tea experience.  *Itinerary: 8.15-9.15am - Home pick up service (within our advertised pick up area) 9.30am - Depart Tuggerah after a comfort stop 10.30-11.15am - Pick up something warm & woolly at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, Thorn...

Category: Hi Tea's
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Wednesday 24th July 2024
Venue: Duckenfield
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre Guided Tour - SOLD OUT

Come with us as we find out about Western Sydney International Airport's exciting developments and endless possibilities on our visit to the WSI Experience Centre, a community engagement and education hub. The Centre's one-hour guided tour will provide you with the latest updates and developments of the airport and the Guide will be ...

Category: Explorer Day Tours
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Monday 12th August 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Luddenham
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Terms & Conditions: Click Here


The Riverboat Postman - Thursday 15th August, 2024 - sold out

      Come cruising on the Hawkesbury Mail Boat, the famous Riverboat Postman, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lower Hawkesbury River as they deliver the mail and other essentials (the odd bottle of whiskey or rum...) to the river-access-only settlements upriver from Brooklyn. The first Riverboat Postman starte...

Category: Lunch Cruises
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Thursday 15th August 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Brooklyn
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Cherry Blossom Festival @Auburn Botanic Gardens - 19th August 2024 - sold out

                 Summary: We depart the Central Coast after completing our home pick up service & travel down to Auburn's Botanic Garden for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Walk under a canopy of pink blossom & take photos of the stunning Japanese Sak...

Category: Garden Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Monday 19th August 2024
Venue: Auburn
Phone Enquiries: 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


High Tea at Elay Teahouse - Friday 23rd August, 2024 - sold out

Rachael from Elay Experience a High Tea with a difference at Rachaels' Elay Tea House. Located at Branxton in the Hunter Region, you will feel as though you have stepped back in time as you enjoy a unique & beautifully presented high tea in a delightful setting. Pick Up Area: Please click here for ...

Category: Hi Tea's
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Friday 23rd August 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Branxton
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Terms & Conditions: Please Click here for Connect Coaches' Terms & Conditions
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Historic Cockatoo Island & Parramatta River by Ferry - sold out

Itinerary: 7:30 am - 8:30 am - Home pick up service - Please click here for map   8:45am: Depart the Central Coast after a comfort stop at Kariong   10:15am: Arrive at Barangaroo & purchase a coffee before boarding the 10.38am ferry/River Cat from Baran...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Friday 6th September 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Sydney
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Photo Gallery: Click Here
Terms & Conditions: Click Here


Seniors' Big Day Out on Sydney Harbour - 9th September - sold out

The "Seniors & Retirees Big Day Out" Lunch Cruises have been on Sydney Harbour for over 10 years and have been featured on 2CH and 2GB Radio.  Included in the cruise is morning tea, a lovely baked lunch with trimmings, dessert and a cash bar available if you would like a cold beer, wine or soft drink. The crui...

Category: Lunch Cruises
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Monday 9th September 2024
Venue: Sydney Harbour
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


High Tea + High Cheese at The Vintage Secret Garden, Galston - 11th Sept 2024 - SOLD OUT

High Cheese & High Tea - for those who want it all! Come with us as we visit the delightful Vintage Secret Garden & enjoy an afternoon of indulging in both savoury & sweet delights.  Date:   Wednesday 11th September, 2024 Tour...

Category: Hi Tea's
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Wednesday 11th September 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Galston
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Northern Beaches Explorer - Wednesday 9th October, 2024

    Northern Beaches Explorer Day Tour This tour operates as a public day tour but can also be arranged as a private charter for your own group. Morning pick ups commence at approximately 7:30am
The tour departs the Central Coast at 8:30 am after our morning home pick up service. The tour travels down the M1 ...

Category: Explorer Day Tours
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Wednesday 9th October 2024
Venue: Sydney
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


A Taste of the Middle East Day Tour - Monday 21st October, 2024

  The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is an Ottoman-style mosque in Auburn. More than 500 worshippers attend every day and around 2000 worshippers attend the weekly special Friday prayer. A qualified guide will take you on a tour of the mosque. Following the tour, passengers will enjoy a delicious Lebanese banquet at a local Auburn eatery. B...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Monday 21st October 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Auburn
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Minimum Number: This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to proceed.
Please Note: Please wear long, loose clothing and socks as shown below.

Long skirts, slacks or trousers are required for entry into the Mosque.

Shoes must be removed before entering the mosque.

Term & Conditions: Terms & Conditions
Pick Up Area: 

Pick Up Area Map - Please Click Here

EOI Form: Please complete an Expression of Interest Form. If we have seats available for this day tour, we'll book you in & email you an invoice.


Georges River Lunch Cruise - Tuesday 29th October, 2024

                  Join us at Connect Coaches as we travel down to Sans Souci for a relaxing 3 hour lunch cruise with Bass & Flinders Cruises. This cruise will follow the path of the original explorers, George Bass and Matthew Flinders. Passengers will learn about the history of...

Category: Lunch Cruises
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Sans Souci Wharf
Phone Enquiries: 0243254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Strickland House Heritage Tour - Thursday 31st October, 2024 - sold out

  Join a NSW National Parks guide on a fascinating tour of the house and grounds of Strickland Estate. Perched on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour in Vaucluse, Strickland House is of exceptional historical significance. It's a remarkably intact 1850s villa, with a largely unaltered landscape setting. The original villa Carrara...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Thursday 31st October 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Vaucluse
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Terms & Conditions: Click Here


Cobbitty Village Markets - Saturday 2nd November, 2024


Cobbitty Village Markets

EXPERIENCE A TRUE COUNTRY MARKET DAY 
with 150 stalls selling an exciting range of craft, gourmet foods, and local produce. Sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious BBQ breakfast or lunch, devonshire teas, and a variety of gourmet delicacies   About these Markets
What's for sale?
The...

Category: Fairs & Market Days
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2024
Venue: Cobbitty
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Price: $65 per person
Transport: Mini-bus or coach transport to & from the markets
Lunch: Lunch can be purchased from one of the many food stalls at the markets
Expression of Interest: Please click here to express your interest in this tour. Although we are currently sold out, it's likely we will have a few cancellations between now & November!
Weather: 

Unfortunately, there may be times where the event organisers need to cancel a market due to torrential local rainfall, severe weather warning or damaged grounds. This decision is made by the Thursday evening preceding the market.

If this occurs, Connect Coaches will provide a full refund to those who have paid if they are unable to attend on the rescheduled date.

Minimum Numbers: This event will only proceed if 10 people have booked & paid. When cancelled by Connect Coaches, a full refund will be issued to those who have paid.


Sydney Opera House Tour & Dine - Tuesday 12th Nov, 2024 - sold out

       Step inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Tour Includes: Home pick up & drop off service (within our pick up/drop off area) Return coach transport to venue Guided tour of Sydney Opera House Lunch at Ope...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Tuesday 12th November 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Phone Enquiries: 0243254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Fort Scratchley Guided Tour - Wednesday 27th November, 2024

                     Tour Summary: We will depart the Central Coast at 8:30am after our home pick up service & travel up to Newcastle to the historic site of Fort Scratchley. Once there, we will be taken on a guided tour of the site & tunnels. G...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Wednesday 27th November 2024
Venue: Newcastle
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Government House Tour & High Tea at State Parliament - 29/11/2024 - SOLD OUT

High Tea at Parliament House High Tea is held every Friday in Strangers' Restaurant and provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience a Traditional High Tea served on the Parliamentary Crested Wedgwood plates. You will be delighted by the amazing selection of sweet and savoury delights that showca...

Category: Hi Tea's
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Friday 29th November 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Parliament House
Phone Enquiries: 0243254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Terms & Conditions: Please Click here for Connect Coaches Terms & Conditions


Fruity Fun Tour in 'The Dilly' - Monday 2nd December, 2024

We're heading back to 'The Dilly' (Wollondilly Shire) where we will, once again, welcome local tour guide Brent onboard as he takes us over to an orchard in Thirlmere for some fruity fun! *ITINERARY: 7.00 - 8.00am - Home pick up service (within our advertised pick up area) before departing Kariong by 8...

Category: Garden Tours
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Monday 2nd December 2024
Venue: Thirlmere
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


GPO Heritage Tour - Wednesday 4th December, 2024

Delve into the vibrant history and culture of Sydney’s former GPO (now The Fullerton Hotel), and let their resident tour guide bring you on a journey through time on the GPO Heritage Tour to discover the stories, tales and legends of the city’s iconic Grand Dame. Background Information: The Sydney General Post O...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Wednesday 4th December 2024
Venue: Sydney
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au


Costco, IKEA & Lindt Factory Fun Day - 11th December 2024

             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 the c...

Category: Shopping Tours
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Wednesday 11th December 2024
Venue: Sydney
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Price: $65
Price Includes: Home pick up & drop off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area), return transport to Costco, IKEA & the Lindt factory.
Itinerary: 

7.30 - 8.30am     Home pick up service   

8.45am     Depart Kariong after a comfort stop    

10.00 - 11.30am    Get ready for Christmas by picking up some supplies from Costco     

11.45am - 1.45pm     Immerse yourself in all things Swedish at IKEA (there are cafes in the complex where you can purchase lunch)    

2.00 - 2.30pm     Grab some Christmas presents from the Lindt Chocolate Factory    

4pm   Approximate arrival time back on the Coast & commence home drop off service

Terms & Conditions: Click Here
EOI Form: Although this tour is currently sold out, please complete an Expression of Interest Form & we will let you know if we have a cancellation.
Home Pick Up Area Map: Click here to view our home pick up/drop off area map.


Nepean Belle Christmas Lunch Cruise - 13th December 2024

Enjoy an afternoon onboard the beautiful Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler where you will be treated to gorgeous views from the Nepean River, a delicious Christmas-themed lunch, interesting commentary & fabulous company........Captain Chris may even let you take control of the helm if you're lucky! Cost: $140 - ONE SEAT REMAINING This...

Category: Lunch Cruises
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Friday 13th December 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Nepean River - Penrith
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Terms & Conditions: Click Here


Christmas Shopping Trip - Birkenhead Point & DFO

   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, jewelle...

Category: Shopping Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Wednesday 18th December 2024
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Sydney
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Includes: Home pick-up & drop-off service & return transport to Birkenhead Point & DFO
Home pick up area: 

Click here to view our pick up area map.

Birkenhead Point Shopping Outlet Centre: 

Arrive 10:30am - Depart 12:30pm

About: 

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.

Products:

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 3:00pm

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.
Terms & Conditions: Click Here


Banana Cabana Monkey Sanctuary

Embark on a captivating adventure with Connect Coaches on their Public Day tour to Banana Cabana Primate Sanctuary, departing from the Central Coast. The journey begins with a convenient home pick-up service within our advertised home pick up area, ensuring a stress-free start to the day. As you travel to Dural, where the sanctuary is locate...

Category: Animal Encounters - Day Tours
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Thursday 6th February 2025
Venue: Dural
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Home Pick Up service: 

Connect Coaches offers convenient home pick-up and drop-off services in many suburbs on the Central Coast.

Please click here to view our Pick up area Map

Tour Inclusions: 
  • Home pick-up and drop-off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area)
  • Comfortable coach transportation
  • Morning tea (provided by the venue)
  • Entry fee into the sanctuary
  • Lunch (assorted sandwiches & a cool drink)
Itinerary: 

7:45am-8:45am: Home pick up service

9:00am: Depart Kariong

10:30am - 1:30pm: Morning tea upon arrival at Banana Cabana Sanctuary. This will be followed by a guided tour & quality time spent with these fascinating primates. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed before departing for the Central Coast.

3:00-3:30pm: Arrive back at Kariong & begin home drop off service



Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounter + Cookabarra Restaurant

Today, Connect Coaches will be visiting Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounter at Port Stephens to get up close & personal with these interesting creatures.
Experience the true nature of sharks & rays and get to know the weird and wonderful world of the ocean. You can choose to stay on the edges of the pools to observe th...

Category: Animal Encounters - Day Tours
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Friday 7th February 2025
Venue: Anna Bay
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Home Pick Up service: 

Connect Coaches offers convenient home pick-up and drop-off services in many suburbs on the Central Coast.

Please click here to view our Pick up area Map

 

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Tour Inclusions: 
  • Home pick-up and drop-off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area)
  • Comfortable coach transportation
  • Morning tea
  • Entry fee into venue, tour & **shallow water animal encounter
  • Lunch at Cookabarra Restaurant

 

** The shallow water encounter is included in your entry fee - Wearing your own clothing and staying (mostly) dry, you can wade in the sandy shallows of the new beach style lagoons, or sit on the rocks, feeding and petting the beautiful animals. For those not wanting to get wet, you are welcome to feed & pat the animals from dry land.

For those who dare, there is the option to pay an extra $10 to hire a wetsuit & get right in the water to feed and interact with the animals while your Irukandji tour guide offers a wealth of information about marine life and ocean conservation

 

 

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Itinerary: 

7.30-8.30am - Home pick up service within our advertised pick up/drop off area

8.30am - Depart Tuggerah after a comfort stop

9.45-10.15am - Morning tea at Grahamstown Dam

10.45am - Arrive at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters in Anna Bay & prepare to have fun, learn lots about the amazing sea life at this venue & get wet (but only if you want to!)

12.30pm-2pm - Lunch at Cookabarra Barramundi Farm before heading back to Tuggerah to begin our home drop off service



Wangi Queen Lunch Cruise - 13th March, 2025

Join us as we head up to Lemon Tree Passage to board the Wangi Queen Showboat. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise along the pristine waters of Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park. Whether you're interested in the rich history of the area, or simply want to unwind and take in the natural beauty, this lunch ...

Category: Lunch Cruises
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Thursday 13th March 2025
Venue: Port Stephens
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Home Pick Up service: 

Connect Coaches offers convenient home pick-up and drop-off services in many suburbs on the Central Coast.

Please click here to view our Pick up area Map

Tour Inclusions: 
  • Home pick-up and drop-off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area)
  • Comfortable coach transportation
  • 2.5 hour cruise with commentary
  • 2 course BBQ lunch (main & dessert)

Please Note; drinks can be purchased from the licensed onboard bar

Itinerary: 
  • 8.30-9.30am - Home pick up service within our advertised pick up area
  • 9.30am - Travel up to Lemon Tree Passage via the coast road (time permitting)
  • 12pm - 2.30pm - Wangi Queen Showboat lunch cruise
  • 4.30pm  - Arrive back at Tuggerah & begin home drop off service 


Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest 2024

  All aboard the Connect Coaches Day tour to Steamfest in Maitland! This family-friendly event promises a fun-filled day with live music, historic heritage walks, market stalls, gourmet food, and more. The highlight of Steamfest is the impressive assembly of steam trains, including the annual ARTC Great Train Race and unique train tr...

Category: Heritage Tours
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Saturday 12th April 2025
Venue: Maitland
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Bookings: Please contact us on 4325 4053 or complete an Expression of Interest Form (see below) to be placed on our Reserve List as we may have cancellations.
Expression of Interest: Please click here to express your interest in this Tour 
Terms & Conditions: Click here to view our Terms & Conditions.


 

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