Peninsula Explorer has hit the road

After years of dreaming big, on November 1, Charles Davidson co-owner of Peninsula Hot Springs led an incredible supporting cast of locals, government and investors alike to celebrate the launch of the big red bus- Peninsula Explorer.

Coach doors opened and new beginnings were ushered in with a Welcome to Country by treasured supporter Aunty Carolyn Briggs of the Boon Wurrung Foundation. Honoured guests, representing three tiers of government highlighted the ripple effect of this initiative. The introduction of new jobs and customers to existing local business, the ability to showcase the incredible stories and scenery of the area, and the comprehensive experience offered to visitors and locals alike with great ticket pricing.

Braving the weather from the top deck and united in their position towards local tourism growth, The Hon. Martin Dixon MP, Victorian State Member for Nepean, Minister for Education, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Federal Member for Flinders, Minister for the Environment and Mayor, Cr. Antonella Celi of the Mornington Peninsula Shire all stood tall.

The ‘explorers’ in attendance then had the opportunity to celebrate  the experience with song ‘The Magic Bus’ by local musicians, Cousin Leonard.

The Peninsula Explorer is the easy way to explore the peninsula, where every stop has a story. The double decker open top buses will  provide visitors with magnificent views of the peninsula and also connect key attractions in a seamless journey, enabling visitors to tailor their experience in a flexible and convenient manner.

With 18 stops, the on-board commentary has a strong story-telling focus. Visitors will be engaged in a lively and entertaining way, learning about the special qualities of the region- the people, the places, and mysterious and surprising events. For a getaway to relax and reinvigorate the body and mind, hop off @ Stop 17 to find us at Peninsula Hot Springs. Hop back on a renewed you. Other stops include Sorrento Village, Millionaire’s Walk Portsea, Portsea village, Quarantine Station- Point Nepean, the Ferry Terminal, First Settlement Site- Sorrento, Blairgowrie Village, Rye Township, Rye Ocean Beach, St Andrews Beach Golf ClubGunnamatta Trail RidesBoneo MazeMoonah Links Golf CourseNepean Country Club and Day Spa and Eagle Ridge Golf CourseCups Estate Winery, and the Dunes Golf Course.

Running 365 days a year from 8am-6pm, the circular tour enables customers to jump on at any point, at the stop that best suits their plans. First and last coach pick up for the day is at Boneo Maze. Tour duration is approximately 2 hours. Coaches arrive hourly at stops in peak times (weekends, public holidays and school holidays) and arrive at stops on a 2 hourly cycle for off peak times (school days).

Join the conversation, hop on and share your story with an image of you on the coach @instagram.com/peninsulaexplorer #penexplorers

For our schedule please see:http://www.peninsulaexplorer.com/the-journey/timetable/

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