About Bathurst Tours

Making memories, making a difference

Bathurst Tours journey began in 2015 with passionate local Ian Redpath who had bus touring in his blood, inheriting it from his Grandfather Kenneth Cale, who ran a family coach tour business offering day adventures from Katoomba to Jenolan caves in 1923.  After many tours and adventures under Ian’s watch, in December 2021, Ian and Kerrie Redpath handed the Bathurst Tours reigns over to Bathurst Community Transport.

Bathurst Community Transport obviously have transportation in their veins and with a flawless reputation as a professional, kind, and caring transport business since 1978, the transition into bus touring for fun and adventure has come naturally.

Kathryn, Domino and the team, are loving the diversification of their business and the many more fascinating people they are meeting along the way.

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Visitors and adventurous locals are getting the premium tour and transfer service they deserve and at the same time profits made from Bathurst Tours are being reinvested back into Bathurst Community Transport guaranteeing the service’s future. It’s a win – win for everyone.

Our tour guides are local, passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable and they love a great day out with our guests.  And for your piece of mind and comfort, you can rest assured that our business is fully accredited and insured, and our well-maintained buses are comfortable, air-conditioned and the perfect place to start your adventure.

Bathurst Tours carries full Transport for NSW Bus Operators Accreditation (Accreditation Number: 16876) and holds a Point-to-Point Transport Accreditation. All driver’s hold Bus Driver Authorities have Working with Children Checks and National Police Checks.  Our bus maintenance program exceeds the manufacturer’s requirements.

If you were already feeling great about your upcoming adventure or transfer with Bathurst Tours or were considering which tour company to go with, we hope that by sharing more of our story with you, that you are also buoyed by the fact that by using us you’ll also be making a difference.

Testimonials

Here’s what our customers had to say about our services:

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. It was such a wonderful day and went exactly to plan. Also, please pass our thanks onto our driver, she was so wonderful and made the day run smoothly. Everyone of the girls commented multiple times how great she was.
Thanks again we would all recommend your company to anyone!

Julia T

I booked a wine tour with Bathurst Tours and was very impressed with the service from the first enquiry to the end of the trip. The tour was perfectly suited to us and what we wanted to experience on a Saturday afternoon. The places we visited were very accommodating of a medium sized group. The driver was informative and pleasant and gentlemanly. We had an awesome day and will use Bathurst Tours again.

Kathryn

Hired Bathurst Tours for a Wine and Gin half day tour for a Hens Party. Bathurst Tours was great to deal with, very professional and friendly with lots of experience. Everything was taken care of which made the day very enjoyable. Highly recommend using Bathurst Tours. Thanks for a great day!

Having driven through Bathurst on many occasions over the years, I was unaware of its wonderful 19th century buildings. Our guide was fun to be with, mixing the right balance of knowledge, professionalism and light heartedness. Ian is proud of his city, and with good reason. It’s history is very interesting.

Bathurst Tours was so well organised and accommodating. We organised our trip last minute but they were so helpful and got the seven of us into three wineries. Thanks for a great day!

Miri S

Our personalised day tour to these excellent privately owned gardens was made even more enable by Bathurst Tours. Amazing day and to top it off a top quality lunch in the private Green house. I would have no hesitation to recommend this place and Bathurst tours to all. Thank you for this special time.

nickclement54

This week we had the pleasure of being looked after by Domino, and her team. We spent 5 days in Bathurst with our Probus group from The Hunter. Everything was spot on.Our driver on the day trips was informative without overdoing it, the bus was modern, clean and reliable and on time.

Domino was efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable. Our group was treated with respect and friendliness. On behalf of our group we would recommend Bathurst Tours for any travel needs.

Paul and Barb

Domino and Scott from Bathurst Tours were exceptional. They accommodated all our requests on a private tour of Mayfield Garden, showing care and assistance to my 87 year old mother with low mobility. We booked with Bathurst tours, as they were the only provider offering private tours of Mayfield Garden, and we wanted a memorable day for both our Mum’s (age 80 & 87). Whilst being on the pricey side, we were willing to pay, just to make the day special for our Mum’s. Having done the tour, we can now say that it was worth every single cent, plus we had some added little bonuses along the way. If you love your gardens, and want to experience authentic hospitality and taste the local food of the region, a private tour of Mayfield Garden with Bathurst Tours is the only way to do it, and we’ll be coming back to do it again!

Kim & David