Free buses are catching – from Maroochydore to Caloundra and Noosa
  • Thursday 17 December 2009

Sunshine Coast Council has again joined forces with TransLink and Tourism Noosa to provide congestion-busting free buses over Christmas/New Year to help beat the traffic blues.

This year, the Route 600 (Maroochydore to Caloundra) service is included in the Free Holiday Bus initiative and is funded by TransLink and Sunshine Coast Council through the Public Transport Levy.

This service will allow locals and visitors to travel between Caloundra and Maroochydore for free.

Free Holiday Buses will be running in Noosa (all local Noosa buses from Peregian Beach to Cooran except for Routes 630, 631, 620), and between Caloundra and Maroochydore (Route 600 service) from 26 December 2009 to 3 January 2010.

Two additional free services will also be operating from Peregian Beach to Noosa Heads, and from Noosa Junction to Tewantin (Routes 064 and 065).

With these super services available, there’s no better time to leave the car behind and catch a free bus instead.

Summary of services free of charge from 26 December 2009 to 3 January 2010 inclusive:

Route 600 – Caloundra to Maroochydore (New to the Free Holiday Buses in 2009)
Route 626 – St Andrews Drive to Sunrise Beach
Route 627 – Tewantin to Sunshine Beach
Route 628 – Noosa Heads to Parklands
Route 629 –Tewantin to Noosa National Park
Route 632 – Cooran to Noosa Heads via Pomona and Cooroy
Route 064 – Peregian Beach to Noosa Heads (additional temporary free service)
Route 065 – (park ‘n’ ride from Cooyar Street car park) - Noosa Junction to Tewantin via Gympie Terrace and Noosa Heads (additional temporary free service)

The $2 Boreen Point – Tewantin Taxi will also be free from 26 December to 3 January.

New Year’s Eve Services

Planning on partying on New Year’s Eve? Don’t forget that buses are a brilliant way to get to and from your celebrations.

On New Year’s Eve, TransLink are operating additional services from 6:30pm to 3am on Routes 600, 620, 626 and 627. Standard fares will apply to these services, except Route 600 which will be free. They will be popular so find that Christmas spirit within and please be patient and courteous to fellow passengers and bus drivers during busy periods.

Free Holiday Bus timetables will be available at all Sunshine Coast Council Offices, Libraries, Tourism Information Centres, shopping centres and Noosa 5 Cinemas, or by phoning 5449 5200.

Not sure which bus goes where and when? Contact TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au for more information