Let Des's take the planning off your shoulders and arrange a charter for any occasion.

At Des’s Minibus, we offer our buses for any charter you have in mind, be it for a special occasion with your friends and family, a corporate visit of different sites, or a school excursion that you need to plan for your students. There are so many occasions to book a charter – what’s yours?

Below are a few ideas of what we can do for you.  

Short Tours around Adelaide

If you have guests from interstate or overseas and like to show them around Adelaide, chartering a bus for a few hours might be a good option for you.

Breathe in the beauty of the Botanic Gardens situated in the middle of the city of Adelaide or stroll through the tranquil gullies in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens to enjoy the beautiful display of the world’s cool-climate plants. On the way back we can take you to Mt Lofty Summit to admire a 380-degree view of Adelaide and the surrounding hills.

Garden lovers will be interested in Newman’s Nursery, a family business established in the 1880 who have the largest Camellia collection in Adelaide and who have won diverse awards in the past. Let Des’s Minibus take you on a short trip to Tea Tree Gully where you can enjoy their plants, browse through their petite gift shop or indulge in an afternoon tea in their beautifully set Topiary Café.

If you are more interested in the Adelaide Hills, why not get a group together and spend the morning or afternoon in Hahndorf with a stop at The Cedars, the beautiful picturesque gardens and home of Hans Heysen.  Take a stroll at the famous home and its gardens and enjoy an afternoon tea before coming back.

Op Shopping

Do you also have friends who love to shop but don’t want to pay high prices and are keen to find pre-loved and -owned clothes and knick knacks? Let Des’s help you put together an itinerary so that you can enjoy a day of visiting Op Shops around the Adelaide Metro area.

We can take you and your group North, South, East or West and allow a stop for a recuperating lunch or afternoon snack to end your day.

Call or email us with details of your group and their destination of choice and we’ll get you there.

A 6-hour charter for a minimum of 13 people will start at $35pp.  Let Des’s take you Op Shopping.  

Houseboat Getaways

Whether you're coming from overseas, interstate or somewhere in South Australia, leave the car at home and book a Des's Minibus - we'll take you and your friends to your houseboat without any fuss.  Our service includes pick up from the Adelaide Airport, a hotel or your home, a trailer for your luggage and a 'shopping stop' for supplies, (food, drinks and nibbles) at a shopping centre along the way.

On the return we offer a stop at the Mt Lofty summit for a coffee and photo opportunity or you might want a stroll down the main street of Hahndorf to get your 'land legs' back before getting home. Or if you like to go on a short lunch river cruise in Mannum or Murray Bridge we are able to take you there, wait for you and bring you back home, with or without a detour. 

Corporate Charters

We understand how important business trips can be and that it’s all about proper planning and a smooth implementation of your trip – and therefore about great service! Enquire about a charter and call our office on 8440 1600 or have a look here to see how we can help you further. 

Schools and Universities

Planning a school excursion or a university class field trip? Des’s can cater for any type of transport required, we are very flexible with a fleet of fully seat-belted buses ranging from a 7 to 37 seat capacity. More information about our services can be found here.

I'd just like to say how impressed I was by your prompt responses to emails, reasonable prices, the reminder phone call and the punctual arrival of the van. A very stress-free experience which allowed us to enjoy our friend's wedding and get home safely....

Kate L

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