About Us


Out & About Day Tours offers residents living in Sydney, Penrith, the Central Coast, and the Canberra and Queanbeyan regions, the opportunity to travel on a range of unique and enchanting day tours.  They also operate two or three exciting extended tours each year, which offer their clients the opportunity to stay in luxury accommodation, and to enjoy a wide range of quality cuisine.

The owners, Phillip & Karen Minnis, who operate the business from their base on the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, have been successfully operating day and extended tours for over 20 years. In that time, they have established a strong customer base, with many of their original clients still travelling on their tours some fifteen to seventeen years down the track.

Currently, Out & About Day Tours operate between 10 and 15 unique and different day tour itineraries each year, ensuring that all clients have at least one tour to choose from, each month. All of these tours are offered to residents living in Sydney and the Lower Blue Mountains.  A limited number of these day tours are also offered to residents living on the Central Coast, and a small range are offered to residents living in the Canberra and Queanbeyan region.

Many of the day tours visit well-known craft and produce markets, factory outlets, fairs, award-winning gardens, festivals and events. A number of the tours include lovely lunches, river cruises, steam train rides, wine-tastings, as well as visits to well-known business outlets and tourist attractions.

Out & About Day Tours take pride in the fact that passengers travel in luxury and comfort, by utilising only coaches owned by reputable tour companies and operators.  All of the coaches are seat-belted, air-conditioned, video equipped, and most contain a toilet.  The coach drivers used by Out & About Day Tours have been carefully selected for their professional manner, and the friendly and caring attitude they show to the passengers. 

The tours are often packed with many things to see and do.  Departure times depend on the departure point, the distance to be travelled, and the amount of venues to be visited during the tour.  Most of the tours have departure times between 6.30am and 7.30am and return home between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  

Most of the tours operated by Out & About Day Tours include a delicious Devonshire Tea, which is served prior to arrival at the first venue to be visited.  All of the morning teas are served in coffee shops, club bistros or tea-rooms.  Prior to each tour, Phillip & Karen liaise with the staff at these venues to ensure that the passengers are treated to quality food, service and attention.

Out & About Day Tours offers many residents the unique service of a departure point in the suburb in which they live. If this is not possible, then there is usually one in a nearby suburb.  There are over 100 different departure points available to residents living in the Sydney region. There are around 15 departure points available for residents wishing to join a tour in the Central Coast region. For Canberra and Queanbeyan residents, there are usually seven departure points on offer.  Passengers travelling in groups of 10 or more, who wish to join a tour at one central point, are welcome to request a preferred departure point. 

Phillip and Karen look forward to seeing you soon on one of the exciting tours organised by their business – Out & About Day Tours. 


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