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There’s always something happening with Kangaroo Bus Lines! Keep up with our latest events and news updates, and check out our handy travel tips to make your next trip run smoothly.

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....

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas. Kangaroo Bus Lines has some truly Christmassy events planned for our Summer Brochure.

Why not join KBL in the festive frivolity this year with some Christmas shopping at the Eumundi Markets (Wed 9th December). With morning tea and lunch included in this outing, it’s a great way to purchase that little-something-different for that hard to buy for person in your life.

KBL’s Signature Christmas Event has always been the 4KQ Christmas Lights Display Tour (Fri 18th & Sat 19th December). Jump on board...

Kangaroo Bus Lines have been providing the cruising industry with transportation services for over 8 years.  Quite often we get asked what exactly it is we do when a ship calls to port in either Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast.  With this in mind we thought we’d give you a little insight into the world of cruise shore excursions from our perspective.

If you’ve ever cruised to the South Pacific or somewhere similar then you’d know that when you call at a port there are a variety of tours and experiences available to pre-book.  By booking a shore excursion it saves you the hassle of...

In a world of free-to-air TV, big screen blockbuster movies and live streaming shows there is one experience that still holds true in capturing the hearts of the audience, Live Theatre.  Whether it’s musical theatre, a comedic performance or even an arena spectacular there is something in the performing arts space that is sure to please everyone.

Most well-known theatre productions are held in larger concert halls located in metropolitan regions which means access to these events can prove difficult.  In Brisbane for example, musical phenomenon’s such as Les...

The task of organising a day trip for a group of people with varying expectations can be a daunting one.  We’ve put together 5 easy steps to follow to make the process simple, hassle free and even enjoyable.  This means you can rest assured that your group can sit back, relax and get the most out of their day!

STEP 1: Set a budget

Before getting into the finer details of planning your day you need to set a realistic budget.   It’s no good planning an amazing day traversing the countryside and enjoying fine dining when you end up with...

For those of you who have been our valued customers, clients, fans, and friends since the beginning, we want to say THANK YOU for sticking by us throughout all our changes and growth in the past 35+ years.

In the name of ‘modernising’ and our mission for constant improvement, we’ve undergone a bit of a brand refresh.  Don’t worry, all of those values you’ve come to expect and appreciate are still a major part of who we are: they’re just better represented with a revamped and cleaner look that we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

Our General Manager Darren Webster said it...