Event Bus Charters in conjunction with St Marys Netball Club welcome you all to join us in the fundraiser of the year!

Grab a car load and join us on our APP based scavenger hunt "Smash the Course"

Take part in this amazing race style experience across Invercargill via our GPS driven smartphone APP. With challenges and activities to test you as you
compete against friends and colleagues, can you out smart your opponents to take home the win?!

Prizes are up for grabs! 

More information:

DATE: 18th May 2024

LOCATION: Northern Tavern, Invercargill

TIME: 3.00pm meet time for a 4.00pm start – The actual hunt runs for 2 hours

PRICE: $40.00 per car load – cash to be paid on the day of the hunt. When booking 1 carload = 1 team number 


You will have a host on the day explaining how the hunt works and giving you an activation code for your hunt. 

There is a total of 18 checkpoints around Invercargill. Once the hunt starts 3 checkpoints will appear randomly at a time.  At each checkpoint you may have a question to answer, photo challenge, team task or cryptic clues to solve. Look out for our bonus questions and photo challenges, will they appear on the route you choose to take to get to your checkpoints?!

When your time is up (or if you are smart enough to smash the course before your 2 hours is up) you will be directed to your finish point where the host will display final results.

Be creative in your photo challenges your host is marking you!

All proceeds for this hunt will be going directly to St Marys Netball Club.

On booking you will recieve a confirmation email with more details of the App and how the hunt will work. 

In the comments section when booking please enter your team name. 

Before booking if you have any questions please email:



Magical Milford Sound



Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of the South Island. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. This tour includes a scenic boat cruise.

You will stop at Mirror Lakes where you will see the stunning mountain scenery perfectly reflected in the water of the lakes. Then onto Homer Tunnel the 1.2km long man-made Tunnel through solid rock is the only road access to Milford Sound. You will stop at the Chasm where the roaring Cleddau River and gushing waterfalls won’t fail to impress. Once in Milford Sound you will cruise the waters to discover its natural wonder of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforests. Keen eyes may observe seals basking on the rocks or a local pod of dolphins streaking through the sound. The boat crew will ensure you don’t miss the photo worthy highlights. 


Mirror Lake

Knobs Flat

Monkey Creek

Homer Tunnel


Tour departs Invercargill at 7.00am and returns at approximately 8.00pm. Boat departs at 1.15pm and arrives back at 3.15pm

A minimum of 8 people required for trip to depart.

If you dont see a date avaliable please inquire with us and we will organise a date for you.


Add on the option of lunch or pack your own.

Doubtful Sound



Doubtful Sound is a remote fiord known as ‘the Sound of Silence’. It’s home to one of the southernmost populations of bottlenose dolphins. This majestic fiord has no direct road access so is quieter and more remote than it’s famous neighbour Milford Sound, visitors agree that this adds to its magic.

This tour includes a Wilderness day cruise.

  • Start with a cruise across Lake Manapouri, followed by a coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass through Fiordland’s rainforest and into the Sound
  • A 3-hour cruise through the waterways of Doubtful Sound
  • Commentary by our knowledgeable Skipper and Nature Guide
  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins, fur seals and even occasionally penguins
  • Picnic lunches available for purchase from Manapouri Café or choose an add on lunch option when making your booking
  • Snacks and drinks available for purchase (cash only onboard)


Tour departs Invercargill at 7.30am and returns at approximately 8.00pm.

We collect from all CBD accommodation.

Wilderness Cruise departs Manapouri 10.00am and returns to Manapouri 5.15pm.

A minimum of 6 people required for trip to depart.


Add on the option of lunch or pack your own.

The Captivating Catlins



The Captivating Catlins is a “hidden gem”. A place of natural beauty, abundant wildlife, forests, sandy beaches and both hilly and rolling green farmland. With 
its comparative remoteness and stunning views, its a great destination not to be missed.

Leaving Invercargill, we will follow the Southern Scenic Route. Waipapa Point will be your first stop, this is home to New Zealand’s worst-ever civilian maritime disaster where the Steamship Tararua sank and 131 lives were lost. You can walk down to the scenic sand dunes, on a good day, Sea Lions and Fur Seals can often be seen sunbathing on the beach.

Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, here you will get to stretch your legs by walking through farmland to the point. Don’t forget to take a photo at the famous signpost!

One of the main highlights of today is Curio Bay, which has a 180-million-year-old Jurassic fossil forest – one of only three such accessible fossil forests in the world. The bay is also home to a colony of rare Yellow-Eyed Penguins (Hoiho) and a resident pod of rare Hector’s Dolphin (Upokohue).

As we drive further up the coast we will stop for strolls to waterfalls and beaches. You will take in breath taking scenery, and have plenty of chances to put your photography skills to good use. You will be a pro by now.

Nugget Point lighthouse, will be an epic must see, one of the oldest lighthouses in New Zealand. The views of the big blue beyond are sensational and if you look below the lighthouse you may see fur seals frolicking in the surf.

At Kaka point you will enjoy a stunning seaside setting, it feels like a lovely little village. One of the Catlins prime surfing spots with sweeping sandy beaches, and home to many kiwi cribs.



Waipapa Point

Slope point

Curio Bay

McLean Falls

Cathedral Caves (Tide Dependant)

Florence Hill Lookout


Purakaunui Falls

Nugget Point Lighthouse 

Kaka Point


A full day tour departing Invercargill at 8.30am and returns at approximately 5.30pm. You will travel home on State Highway 1.

A minimum of 4 people required for trip to depart.

If you dont see a date avaliable please inquire with us and we will organise a date for you.


Let us know if you will be bringing a packed lunch or if you’d prefer to stop at a café on-route there are plenty of nice cafes along the way.

Wonderful Western Southland



Western Southland is a very special corner of the world. Tucked between the towering peaks of Fiordland to the west, the Takitimu mountain range to the north, and the wild Southern Ocean, Western Southland boasts spectacular unspoilt scenery.

Heading towards Riverton we undertake a scenic day where we follow the ruggered western coastline with stops that include the Riverton Rocks, Moores scenic reserve, Colac Bay, Cosy Nook, Monkey Island, Gemstone Beach and The Clifden Suspension Bridge. Don’t forget your camera for this trip it will be sure to get a workout!

We travel to the heart of Western Southland. Nestled in the foothills of the longwood range Otautau served as a sawmilling town for many years. We will stop briefly at the Otautau art gallery, based in an old Methodist church on the main street. Specialising in top-quality New Zealand art and crafts, specifically by South Island artisans. Work includes paintings by well-known artists, a great range of prints, cards, photographic work, pottery, woodcraft, shard-glass vases, handmade New Zealand leather handbags, jewellery, scarves, and much more! There is sure to be something that appeals to you.


Clifden Suspension Bridge





Tour departs Invercargill at 9.00am and returns at approximately 5.00pm.

A minimum of 4 people required for trip to depart.

If you dont see a date avaliable please inquire with us and we will organise a date for you.


Take a 1 hour return ride on the Waiau Jet. Leaving the Tuatapere Domain head up stream on the Waiau River and view the Clifden Suspension Bridge. 

Only $60.00 per person as an add on to this tour.


Let us know if you will be bringing a packed lunch or if you’d prefer to stop at a café on-route, there are plenty of delicious cafes on our journey.

Discover Invercargill & Bluff



Founded in the 1850's Invercargill is New Zealands Southernmost City. Invercargill has a charming old world character with its heritage buildings and beautifully groomed parks.

It has plently of character and boosts a warm and friendly heart. 

Invercargill has a charming old-world character with its heritage buildings and beautifully groomed parks. You will be taken on a tour around the city’s oldest buildings, witness the construction taking place in the city centre, and visit E-Hayes and Son’s, (home to the worlds fastest Indian,)  before enjoying the world-famous Bill Richardson Transport World.

Spread over 15,000 sqm at Bill Richardson Transport World you will be amazed by the restoration journey that has taken place with a mixture of trucks, rare classic vehicles, farm machinery, themed bathrooms, and wearable art collection, there is something here for everyone.

Next stop Bluff, the bottom of New Zealand. Here, you can stand at the beginning of State Highway 1 and get your photo taken at the world-famous signpost at Stirling Point. At the top of Bluff Hill, you will see panoramic views from the sea to the mountains in the distance, and on a good day, Stewart Island. If in season and availability works in your favour a stop for the world-famous bluff oyster is sure to get the tastebuds moving. 


Bill Richardson Transport World 

Take a drive on Oreti Beach (Subject to weather conditions)

Queens Park

E-Hayes Motor works Museum

Invercargill Water Tower

Bluff Hill

Stirling Point


Entry into Bill Richardson Transport World


Tour begins 10.00am and finishes approximately 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Collection from most of Invercargills CBD Accommodation is available.

A minimum of 4 people required for trip to depart.

If you dont see a date avaliable please inquire with us and we will organise a date for you.


Let us know if you will be bringing a packed lunch or if you’d prefer to stop at a café on-route there are plenty of nice cafes on our journey.