Hello Travellers,                                                                               

Welcome to the Rixon’s roster–your ‘what’s on’ for the rest of the year and into 2020. To avoid disappointment, book now to secure your spot!

As our last newsletter went to print we were heading to the Eurobodalla Business Awards as a first-time entrant and finalist. With only a few votes separating some of the winners, we were happy with our achievement to be amongst Eurobodalla’s finest businesses. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners and thank you to all who voted!

On Saturday 21 September we attended the annual Travel Expo hosted by our friends at Travel Team. Thank you to all of our frequent travellers who came by to say hello, and congratulations to Kirrilly who was the lucky winner of our gourmet hamper valued at $50 from the Batemans Bay Visitor centre. 

By now, many of you will know that Rixon’s has commenced a trial period of concession fares for travellers on the South Coast/Canberra Shuttle Service. If you hold a transport concession entitlement card, a seniors card, a pensioner concession card, or a veterans/war widow card, you are eligible for a 50% discount on all fares. So, for example, a one-way fare from Batemans Bay (Orient Street) to one of Rixon’s main ACT/Queanbeyan stops will now be $18. We encourage you to use our online booking system on this site.   

Canberra Shopping Spree (Fri 6 December, 2019). Finding that perfect gift this Christmas will be a breeze with our upcoming shopping trip to Canberra. We will be including three main stops: Spotlight/Chemist Warehouse in Queanbeyan, Costco at Majura Park Shopping Centre, and Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick. We have secured a VIP pass at Costco so you don’t need to pay for their usual membership fee. Hours of shopping await so book today!  

[Bookings and payment are due 22 November. Prices start from $55 for door to door service.]

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights & Gardens (Sun 24–Tue 26 November, 2019). This has been one of our most talked about tours in the past because of the sumptuous feast in the Garden Restaurant overlooking 1.5 million sparkling Christmas lights.  

[Last chance for tickets! Payments are due now. Single $950, Twin $700.]      

Elvis Parkes Festival (Wed 8th – Sun 13th, January 2020). If the Elvis Parkes Festival is on your bucket list, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Join Rixon’s for what will be a memorable six fun-filled days celebrating the music of Elvis Presley–the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Don’t forget to pack your blue suede shoes!      

[Last chance for tickets! Payments are due now. Single $1190, Twin $970.]    

Register Your Interest Now For These Exciting 2020 Tours

Details are being finalised for: Great Ocean Road (February, 2020), Victoria Garden Bonanza (March, 2020), Tasmania (May 2020), QLD Winter Escape (June 2020), Longreach (July, 2020), Norfolk Island (July, 2020), The Ghan (July or August 2020), Gunning Fireworks Festival (September 2020), Oberon (September 2020). Griffith Spring Festival (October 2020).

For more information on these tours click the contact link at the top of the page or call us.

Are you a Shuttler?

Did you know? You can book online for the Canberra shuttle. It’s easy and if you include your email address you will receive a confirmation of your booking and courtesy reminder 24hrs before travel.

While we still take phone bookings, we strongly encourage you to use our whiz-bang online booking system. It’s easy to use, a faster way of booking, and helps us get everyone moving. If you need help, call Di or Guy in our office and we’ll talk you through the process. Happy booking and thank you for choosing Rixon’s!  

Tour Enquiry

Tour/Show Date/s Booked Venue Status
2019 Tours and Shows      
Canberra Shopping Spree Friday 6 December Canberra (Spotlight/Chemist Warehouse, Costco, Canberra Outlet Centre) Taking bookings
Hunter Valley Christmas Lights & Gardens Sun 24–Tue 26 November Pokolbin, Hunter Valley Taking bookings
2020 Proposed Tours      
Elvis Parkes Festival 8-13 January Parkes Taking bookings
Great Ocean Road February Victoria Expressions of interest
Victoria Garden Bonanza March Victoria Expressions of interest
Tasmania May Tasmania Expressions of interest
QLD Winter Escape June Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast Expressions of interest
Longreach July Longreach Expressions of interest
Norfolk Island July Norfolk Island Expressions of interest
The Ghan July or August Darwin to Adelaide Expressions of interest
Gunning Fireworks Festival September Gunning Expressions of interest
Oberon September Oberon Expressions of interest
Griffith Spring Festival October Griffith Expressions of interest