Coach Charter & Bus Hire Services Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

Bus Hire

Cairns Premium Coach Charter & Bus Hire Provider

Down Under Tours is proud to be the leading coach charter & bus hire provider in Cairns & Tropical North Queensland. We uphold an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in catering to the wide and varying bus transport & hire requirements of our valued clients and customers.

Our comprehensive bus hire services operate throughout Tropical North Queensland, Cape Tribulation, the Tablelands, and our professional staff and drivers are available to assist tailoring to suit your transport needs.

We continue to set the benchmark for first class customer service. Our people are acclaimed as experts in planning and coordination of groups and charters of small to large groups, school groups and more.


Holding an event in Tropical North Queensland offers some unique conferencing, accommodation and offsite venues that your clients are sure to love!

Down Under Tours are the Business Event transport specialists in the far north, with a wealth of experience at our fingertips.
We have catered to the diverse needs of conference and incentive programs ranging from 20 to 6000 delegates and pride ourselves on providing professional transport and touring solutions for project and event managers.

Our dedicated team of transport specialists can assist with

  • Airport Transfers
  • Offsite Dinner Transport
  • Educational  Tour Transport
  • Incentive Programs
  • Group Day Tours

Down Under Tours is the leading student transport and Edu-Tourism operator in the Cairns region.  The Education sector is an area that we have been providing assistance to for over 30 years.

Working with many of the local schools here in the Cairns, and many inbound and domestic tour operators Down Under Tours has been providing transport solutions for schools camps, educational touring programs and even daily private school bus routes.

At Down Under Tours we have made student safety our priority
We are committed to ensuring the safety of any children who are passengers on our coaches. Every bus in our fleet comes equipped with additional safety features such as

  • In market seat belts
  • Real Time GPS Tracking with driver performance monitoring

Our drivers are all experienced professionals and

  • complete pre-start alcohol breath testing
  • hold Queensland Blue Cards in addition to their Queensland Drivers Authorisations

PLUS competitive coach charter rates for Cairns schools !

Our management team here in Cairns is working closely with our global parent company to discuss and manage our response to COVID-19. We are guided by current advice issued by Australian Medical Authorities, Australian & Queensland Government and the World Health Organisation. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and as always safety is our number one priority.

Our vehicles all feature timber floors and leather seats – there is no carpet, fabric seats or soft materials inside the vehicle and all curtains have been removed.

To minimise the spread of germs, our drivers are spraying high touch surfaces such as doors and handrails throughout the day with liquid sanitiser.  All coaches are equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitiser for use by passengers.

Our staff are available to discuss your bus hire and transport needs, and how we can assist to provide these services for you as you require them. Contact our team today to find out what we can do for you, or to get a quote.


Our fleet of vehicles are cleaned to the highest standard. We engage specialist and professional contract cleaners to undertake our nightly coach cleaning on site at our Portsmith depot wash bay.

Please see below for a cleaning summary schedule by item:


  • External sides of coaches are washed one side at a time, hosing each before starting on the next.
  • All glass surfaces squeegeed
  • Mudflaps are washed
  • Wheels and tyres are washed
  • Underneath wheel arch is sprayed to remove mud, dirt and road grime
  • Bugs, etc are removed from front bull bar
  • Windows – ensure all excess water is squeegeed off the windows (water stains glass)


  • Floor is vacuumed, mopped and sanitised
  • Wall and windows pillows are wiped down with a damp cloth, then sanitised
  • Seat frames are wiped down with damp cloth, then sanitised
  • Racks are cleaned out, wiped and sanitised
  • Rack area is wiped out with a damp cloth, then sanitised
  • Underneath racks are vacuumed, then sanitised
  • Every seat of the coach is vacuumed, wiped and sanitised
  • Inside windows are cleaned
  • Driver compartment is swept out, mopped and sanitised
  • Dashboard and side console is wiped down with damp cloth, then sanitised
  • Step entry is vacuumed, cleaned and sanitised
  • Air conditioner is wiped, air grill returned, then sanitised

Down Under Tours offers one of the most modern fleets in Australia.

To ensure maximum safety and efficiency of our fleet, Down Under Tours has installed advanced GPS Tracking Systems in all vehicles.

The features of the system include:

  • Mandatory pre-shift alcohol breath-testing
  • The ability to track vehicles real-time
  • Specific reporting of:
    • Hard Driving (braking, accelerating, cornering) as G-force sensors are fitted to all vehicles
    • Excessive idling
  • Immediate alert for accidents
  • Accurate tracking of distances travelled on each job
  • Accurate fuel consumption of each vehicle
  • Benchmark calibrations set for ‘comfortable ride’ and fuel efficiency
  • In addition to the Green efficiencies provided, we are also given:
    • Passenger satisfaction (time and comfort)
    • Driver education
    • Driver productivity
    • Cost reductions

Request a Quote

Contact our experienced groups department to request a quote

Email:   Ph: (07) 4047 9004

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