Lunch Cruises


Welcome to Connect Coaches, your go-to family-based touring company located on the breathtaking Central Coast of Australia. We are here to offer our premium services to everyone, ensuring an unforgettable experience as you explore the wonders of Sydney and other stunning locations across our great state. At Connect Coaches, we prioritize your comfort throughout your journey. Our fleet of comfortable mini-coaches can comfortably seat up to 15 people, allowing you and your loved ones to travel in style. Our day tours are scheduled throughout the week, offering you the flexibility to choose the most convenient time for your adventure. Public day tours departing from the Central Coast are available, but we also specialize in private group charters. Whether it's a corporate outing, school excursion, or a family gathering, our mini-coaches and mini-buses are the perfect transportation option for smaller groups. We offer pick-up options from Sydney and Newcastle, ensuring your convenience no matter where you are located. The founders of Connect Coaches, Liam and Alison, bring a wealth of experience in the touring industry and are dedicated to helping you plan your dream trip. Whether you're interested in exploring the iconic landmarks of Sydney or uncovering the hidden gems of regional New South Wales, our team is committed to providing you with a memorable and enriching experience. To discover more about the tours we offer and the incredible destinations we cover, simply click on the picture below to embark on an unforgettable journey with us. In addition to our usual tours, Connect Coaches specializes in offering lunch cruises to the many beautiful waterways around our state. From the tranquil Nepean River and picturesque Newcastle Harbour to the iconic Sydney Harbour and serene Parramatta River, our lunch cruises provide a unique and relaxing way to experience the beauty of New South Wales. You can also explore the scenic Georges River, Port Hacking, Lake Macquarie, and Myall Lakes onboard our comfortable vessels, adding an extra touch of luxury to your exploration. We are thrilled to be a part of your journey and are eager to introduce you to the wonders of our beautiful state. Book your adventure with Connect Coaches today and get ready for an unforgettable experience filled with stunning landscapes, rich history, and memorable moments that will stay with you long after your journey with us is complete. Get in touch with us to start planning your next excursion and let Connect Coaches be your trusted partner in creating unforgettable travel memories. Welcome aboard!


Upcoming Lunch Cruises

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:

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:

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:

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:
Terms & Conditions: Click Here

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:
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

  • 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 

Day Tour Frequently Asked Question



It is the responsibility of all patrons to ensure that all details are correct. Connect Coaches must be notified prior to departure if any alterations are required.

In the event of an emergency, outside of business hours, please contact a staff member on 0243254053 or 0417281545 in cases of emergencies.



  • There are no refunds or exchanges on any ticket/tour except as provided in the Entertainment Industry Code
  • If a ticket/tour is re-sold by Connect Coaches on your behalf, a per person cancellation fee of $10.00 per ticket/tour will apply
  • In the event of cancellation on a Coach Accommodation Holiday please refer to the specific Terms & Conditions provided on your booking confirmation.
  • It is the responsibility of all patrons to be at the pickup location at the correct times. Any patrons who fail to board are advised to make their own arrangements to the event where your tickets will be left at the box office. No refund applicable
  • Patrons boarding the Coach at any Club are reminded that the Coach will not enter the Club Carpark, the coach will pick up outside the main entrance. Patrons will not be paged inside the club premises
  • Connect Coaches reserves the right to remove any person/s not conducting themselves in a proper manner or behaving to the detriments of others
  • No eating or drinking (water accepted) or smoking is permitted on board any Connect Coaches Tours Coach
  • Should it be necessary for a particular departure to be cancelled by the promoter or Connect Coaches, where possible Connect Coaches will offer an alternate departure date or issue a full refund

At Connect Coaches, the safety and well-being of everyone on our Day Tours is our top priority. We strictly adhere to both Federal and State Government requirements regarding the wearing of face masks. Rest assured, we are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all our passengers.






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Connect Coaches offers home pick up and drop off services for Senior Public Day Tours from various Central Coast suburbs

The Home Pick up service pick up from the following suburbs

 Bateau Bay - Bensville - Berkeley Vale - Blackwall - Blue Bay - Booker Bay - Chittaway Bay - Chittaway Point - Daleys Point - Davistown - East Gosford - Empire Bay - Erina - Erina Heights - Ettalong Beach - Forresters Beach - Fountaindale - Glenning Valley - Glenworth Valley - Gosford - Green Point - Holgate - Kangy Angy - Kariong - Killarney Vale - Kincumber - Kincumber South - Koolewong - Lisarow - Long Jetty - Matcham - Narara - Niagara Park - North Gosford - Ourimbah - Palm Grove - Palmdale - Phegans Bay - Picketts Valley - Point Clare - Point Frederick - St Huberts Island - Saratoga - Shelly Beach - Springfield - Tascott - Terrigal - The Entrance - Toowoon Bay - Toukley - Tuggerah - Tumbi Umbi - Umina Beach - Wamberal - West Gosford - Woy Woy - Wyoming - Yattalunga

Connect Coaches offers convenient transportation services from various retirement villages in Central Coast.

Sometimes, Connect Coaches may need to choose a different pick-up location if they feel the original spot is unsafe for the bus or its passengers, or if there is a risk of damage to property. This is done to ensure everyone's safety and well-being.

For Further information regarding our Home pick up service for our public Day tours please click the link below

Home pick up area map & Information

At Connect Coaches, we understand that transportation can be a challenge for everyone, including those residing in retirement villages on the Central Coast. That's why we offer a convenient Home Pick up and drop of service for our Public Day tours. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful sights and experiences our tours offer, making travel accessible and hassle-free for all.

Some of the villages that we pick up from are 

  • Adelene Village ,Brentwood Village
  • Glengara Retirement Village , Greenlife Erina
  • Henry Kendall Gardens Ingenia Lifestyle Ettalong Beach , Ingenia Lifestyle Ettalong Beach ,Ingenia Lifestyle Ettalong Beach
  • Karalta Court Erina , Kiah Lodge Retirement Community , Terrigal Sands - Over 55s Lifestyle Community , Living Choice Alloura Waters , Living Choice Broadwater Court , 
  • Kincumber Nautical Village
  • Living Choice Deepwater Court Retirement Village
  • Levande Wamberal Gardens ,  Levande The Cove
  • Pine Needles Lifestyle Estate
  • Tarragal Glen Retirement Village , The Rise at Wood GlenWood Glen Retirement Village
  • Terrigal Waters Village ,  Terrigal Sands , Pine Needles Lifestyle Estate ,Woodport Retirement Village , Waterford
  • Yallambee village
  • The CoveUniting Nareen Gardens Bateau Bay
  • Southern Cross Care Reynolds Court Residential Care
  • Brisbane Water (NSW) Legacy , Cooinda Village
  • Hammond Care Erina
  • The Orchards Aged Care
  • Aubrey Downer Memorial Orange Homes
  • BaptistCare Orana Aged Care Centre
  • Wesley Seniors Social Hub Central Coast
  • Levande Wamberal Gardens
  • Peninsula Village
  • The Bungalow's Village Park
  • BlueWave Living
  • integratedliving Australia
  • Broadwater Court Retirement Village, 
  • Uniting Nareen Gardens Lodge
  • Bayside Gardens Lifestyle Village

Due to the challenge of locating addresses in some retirement village, we might need to gather at a central spot like the clubhouse or the gated community's entrance for convenience.

Connect Coaches, the leading provider of Day Tours, is pleased to offer their latest Public Day Tours brochure to passengers. Whether you're a solo traveler or a group of friends, our diverse range of tours promises to cater to everyone's preferences. Click the link below to request your free brochure and embark on your next memorable adventure.

Please click here to request a brochure

Connect Coaches offers public day tours, utilizing their fleet of mini buses to conveniently pick up passengers within the designated pick-up area. To easily locate the pick-up and drop-off points, click on the provided link to access the map. Join us for an unforgettable tour experience!

Central Coast pick up area Map

Our pick up service vehicles will pick you up and drop you off as close to your front door as possible. When passengers live in a retirement village, it is often necessary to nominate a central pick up point within the village.


Welcome to Public Day Tours! We offer a range of exciting tours for everyone to enjoy. To make booking and payment convenient, we accept payments through various methods. You can pay by cheque, credit card or bank transfer. Once you book a tour, we will send you an invoice via email or post. The invoice will have a due date indicating when payment should be received. You also have the option to pay with a credit card over the phone by calling 4325 4053.


No worries! Just contact Connect Coaches at 4325 4053 to get an extension or pay with your credit card over the phone.

At Connect Coaches, we empathize with the fact that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as falling ill, can disrupt travel plans. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to cancel a public day tour due to illness, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our office. Whether you prefer to call us at 43254053 or send an email to, our team will be more than happy to assist you. Depending on the situation, we may be able to issue a credit note for your next tour, subject to the discretion of Connect Coaches..

Please see our Terms & Conditionspage for more details.

Our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible but have enough space for individuals using walkers. Our priority is the comfort and safety of all passengers.


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