South Coast Journeys is privately owned, family-run business and will be insured for up to $20,000,000 for Public Liability insurance. We have undertaken the BusOperator’s Accreditation Scheme through the NSW Government’s Roads Maritime Service, so you can be assured that the bus you ride in is maintained to the highest standards and well presented.
Your Tour Guide, Hamish Tucker, has the following training and licenses that ensure a high safety standard and excellent procedures in we do.
LR Class License and Authority to Drive Bus or Tourist Vehicle
Permit to conduct Land Tours in Booderee National Park
Permit to operate tours in Killalea State Park
We are an Academy of Surf Instructors (ASI) recognised Surf School.
ASI is the world’s leading professional membership training, education and accreditation organisation, catering for career instructors and commercial school operators in the adventure sports industry of surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding activities.
With offices in Australia, UK, USA, Bali and the Philippines, ASI accreditation sets the international standard.
It is the mark of high professional competence recognised and sought after by employers and the general public.
We have both an Emergency Response Management Plans and a Risk Management Strategies in place for each of the key locations we visit on tour. These detail how we mitigate risk and respond to emergencies while driving, surfing, bush walking, swimming, etc.
We carry a first aid kit in our vehicles, as well as on the guide’s person when in remote areas.
Your Tour Guide has a NSW Government-issued authorisation to work with children. This is issued after an extensive background check.
B Science (Applied Geography – Physical) UNSW
Grad. Dip Ed. (Macquarie Uni)
TAE 10 Cert IV in Training and Assessment
Senior First Aid CertificateEquivalent (see below)
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
22298VIC Course in Basic Oxygen Administration
Bronze Medallion (Royal Life Saving)
Snorkelling Instructor Qualifications through Scuba Schools International (SSI) and thus we are an SSI recognised and maintain their high Safety Standards.
South Coast Journeys is the leading bus tour operator on the South Coast of NSW, with a reputation for providing quality customer experiences by combining fun and local knowledge on a wide range of guided 1 day tours.