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ABOUT US

At Out & About Day Tours, we offer residents living in Sydney, the Central Coast, Goulburn, Canberra, Queanbeyan, and the Southern Highlands, the opportunity to travel on a range of unique and enchanting day tours.  We also operate two or three exciting extended tours each year, that offer our passengers the opportunity to visit a range of interesting attractions and venues, many of which create impressive and memorable experiences, whilst staying at some of the best accommodation venues, and enjoying a wide and varied range of delicious food.

The owners, Phillip & Karen Minnis, who operate the business from their base in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, have been successfully operating day and extended tours for nearly 25 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 twenty years down the track.

Currently, Out & About Day Tours operate around 10 different day tour itineraries each year.  A number of these tours are offered to residents living in Sydney and the Lower Blue Mountains.  A selection of day tours is also offered to residents living in the Central Coast area, the Southern Highlands, Goulburn, and 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 popular tourist attractions.

At Out & About Day Tours, we 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 we charter are seat-belted, air-conditioned, video equipped, and most contain a toilet.  The coach drivers 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 number of venues to be visited during the tour.  Most of the tours have departure times between 6.30am and 7.30am and return times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  

Nearly all of the day tours operated by Out & About Day Tours include a delicious Morning Tea, which is served prior to arrival at the first venue or attraction to be visited.  These 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 50 different departure points available to residents living in the Sydney region. There are over 10 departure points available for residents wishing to join a tour in the Central Coast region, and usually five departure points available for residents of the Southern Highlands. For Goulburn residents, there is always a departure point at Trapper's Bakery, in South Goulburn, and for Canberra and Queanbeyan residents, there are usually six or seven departure points available.  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. Passengers travelling on our extended tours, who reside in Sydney, the Central Coast, the Southern Highlands, Goulburn, and in Canberra and Queanbeyan, are usually collected and dropped off either outside their home, or at a convenient point nearby.

If you have any questions relating to our tours, or queries about the departure and drop-off points available for each tour, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are usually contactable between 9.00am and 9.00pm each day.  If we are on tour, taking another enquiry, or temporarily unavailable, we ask you to leave your name and contact details on our answering service, and we will call you back at our earliest convenience.

We very much look forward to seeing you soon on one of the exciting tours devised and organised by us, personally, at Out & About Day Tours. 

     


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