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If you have a school group visiting Canberra with Kangaroo Bus Lines then no doubt you’ll be spending your days exploring the wide variety of exciting venues and experiencing everything our National Capital has to offer.  Whilst your itinerary is probably sorted have you thought about where you’d like to have lunch? 

Your accommodation will have provided you with a delicious health picnic lunch so now you’ll be looking for somewhere that will not only keep the kids amused but offers suitable amenities.  We’ve put a list together of some great spots in and around the city centre that...

The last plane out of Sydney may have gone, but the Big Red Bash Rock’n’Roll Road Trip was a huge hit in 2016!

The Big Red Bash is Australia’s most remote major music festival set at the Big Red Sand Dune 35km west of Birdsville on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert. The Big Red dune itself is close to 40 metres high and makes the most spectacular natural stage backdrop in Australia. By day there are many people up on the dune enjoying the sweeping desert vista and by night it’s a huge natural canvas for spectacular lighting and effects as stage backdrop. Set up camp, kick back...

Carnarvon Gorge National Park

A trip to Carnarvon Gorge offers something for all ages so if you’re after a camping adventure that’s both challenging and rewarding then it’s time to head out west.

The Carnarvon Gorge National Park is steeped in aboriginal heritage, natural wonders & breathtaking scenery not to mention diverse native flora and fauna.  Discover the gorge by taking a hike through the Moss Garden, Art Gallery & Amphitheatre, challenge your group to summit Boolimba Bluff or take a refreshing dip down at the Rock Pool.

Takarakka Bush...

Last month we explained in some detail the importance of selecting a great location for your next corporate event and gave the Sunny Coast some love. Now however, it’s Brisbane’s turn. We know Brisbane is a top destination for a wide variety of reasons but you probably didn’t know that it’s also an excellent location to host a corporate event. Today we’re exploring the top six reasons Brisbane is a fantastic option.

  1. Convenience. If your workplace is located near the city (like so many are) then there is no destination more convenient for you or your valued employees. Why not
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When you’re planning a corporate event there are a lot of items to consider. Whether you’re focused on a guest list, activities or food there is one essential part of the equation that needs to be determined right away: location! Selecting a great location for your event is where all the fun starts. Once you’ve determined your location the rest of the corporate event details tend to flow directly off that.  But where do you get started when scouting locations for your event? A good recommendation is a great jumping off point.

In our experience the Sunshine Coast is one of the...

Kangaroo Bus Lines has welcomed a brand new, custom built 80 seat coach to our ever expanding fleet.  Purpose built for the school market, this coach is one of a kind and now available for charter from the Burpengary depot.

General Manager, Darren Webster came up with the concept of a coach designed to accommodate large passenger numbers whilst allowing for substantial luggage capacity and featuring essential safety aspects such as seatbelts.  Custom built by Denning Manufacturing our 80 seater coach became a reality and is now an Australian first. 

This coach features 80...

Kangaroo Bus Lines Sunshine Coast depot grand opening

As we mentioned in our last blog, we’ve recently expanded our service offering into the Sunshine Coast. We’re thrilled to now have the ability to provide our chartered transport services to local schools, corporate events, tourism groups and other major Sunshine Coast events.

The official Sunshine Coast Depot’s Grand Opening was held on February 9th and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out. With members of the Sunshine Coast Council, local businesses, local press and some of our valued customers in attendance...

The New Year has seen an exciting expansion for Kangaroo Bus Lines with the opening of our new Sunshine Coast depot centrally located near Maroochydore.

We’ve taken the initiative to grow the reach of our chartered transport services from the city to the shore.  Our expansion has conveniently positioned us to service the entire coast region from Caloundra right through to Noosa and we’re confident that this development will see an improvement to the coach charter solutions in the region.  We’re looking forward to delivering a real service experience to the Sunshine Coast.

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As a new school year fast approaches we often get asked “Am I eligible for a Bus Pass?”.  To help answer your questions we’ve put together some simple guidelines to assist with your enquiries.

Firstly you’ll be happy to know that the answer is “Yes” everyone is eligible for a bus pass.  However there are different types of passes, so we’ll give you a brief overview below.

Bus Travel Assistance

This is a distance-based travel assistance scheme offered to school aged children travelling to and from school.  Eligibility is determined by...

2015 has been a devastating year for the residents of the Quilpie Shire.  Drought is widespread and hardship is just a fact of life for those outback battlers struggling to survive. 

This south-west slice of Queensland also known as ‘Heartbreak Corner’ has failed to receive much needed funding from the Federal Governments’ Drought Communities Program. Neighbouring shires have benefitted from $1.5 million in government assistance each.

The outlook for Christmas in this destitute community was looking bleak. That was until Jeff’s Xmas Run decided to pay the town a visit....