2 Things You Can Only Do In Australia

What makes Melbourne Perfect For A Charter Bus Trip? It’s Uniqueness.



We at Melbourne Chauffeur Driven Limousines and Buses absolutely love Australia. Not only because it’s where we call home, not only because our world renowned no worries attitude, friendliness and hospitality are the envy of all other nations and not only because it’s where we keep all our stuff. We also love Australia because it’s one of the most unique places on the planet. Outside the Amazon rain forest and the Galapagos islands you won’t find more unique animals and plants, and nowhere else will you find Australian slang and customs. We know not everything Australia offers can be seen on a bus tour. In this spirit, here are five things you can only do in Australia.


White-WhaleSay Hello To Migaloo – The World’s Only White Whale

Every year Migaloo, the world’s only known white whale, migrates to and from the great barrier reef. The 14 meter long whale heads to Australia’s warm waters along with thousands of other humpback whales that he calls his friends and family. He’s pretty hard to miss, given his milk-white complexion, as he makes his way from the antarctic on his fall vacation down under. Like so many people from northern climes, Migaloo knows where to spend his holidays.

Because he is so unique it’s illegal for boats to come within 500 meters of Migaloo, making him the envy of paparazzi-dodging celebrities and their limousine chauffeurs the world over. They even only know Migaloo’s gender after the only ever genetic test on a white whale was conducted on Migaloo in 2004.

If you want to get a look at Migaloo, you can do so at Byron Bay, Cape Tribulation or Hervey Bay. Sydney’s beachside suburbs are another option.


SkylabSee Where Skylab Crashed

Got your head in the clouds? Want to get back down to earth? On July 11, 1979, Skylab – the first of its kind space station / science laboratory knew exactly how you feel. In midnight the sleepy town of Esperance were awoken by a sonic boom and a flaming comet of technology hurtling across the sky. That sound and light show was caused by Skylab falling to earth. The noise was not, as many suspected, the sound of the 75 tonne space station crashing, but only of its descent. Thankfully it missed the small 3000 soul town and rained debris instead on the farms, bush and wilderness for many kilometers.


Stan Thornton, a young man with sticky fingers and a quick wit, decided he’d be the one to capitalize on the San Francisco Examiner newspaper’s offer of $10,000 for the first piece of Skylab to be brought to their office. Gathering what he could carry he took the first flight he could get. He made it to the paper on time and was duely rewarded. Want to see the place where heaven famously met earth? Melbourne Chauffeur Driven Limousines and Buses offers interstate charters!

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