Talkabout Tours is a Western Australian owned and run tour business that was hit hard by COVID-19.
The well-established business has spent two decades spruiking Perth to international students, finding local homestays and showing them the best, this town has to offer. But what to do when the planes stop flying?
Having just purchased a brand-new tour bus and with decades of local knowledge and an award-winning comedian on staff, there was only one option… To create a brand-new type of local tourism to show Perthites the hidden gems in their own backyard.
The business has now rebranded as Talkabout Tours – Show on the Road.
The Tours include:
- Billionaires Club – An irreverent look at who owns what in the western suburbs.
- The Bicton You Didn’t Know – Amazing story with Aboriginal heritage and early settlement.
- The Classic Beer Tour- Need we say more?
- Monks to Millbrook – A visit to The Buddhist Monastery in Jarrahdale, and Millbrook Winery.
- The Spirit of the Valley- Includes history, a bubbly brunch and plenty of spirit sips.
- Three fabulous tours of Fremantle that start in Perth city that meander through Kings Park, the affluent suburbs of Dalkeith, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park to finish at a hot spot in Fremantle. And then the tour begins...
We also have our buses available for a group charter or transfer.
The Billionaires Club is the most popular tour so far and is a hilarious look at the rich and infamous of Perth’s most affluent suburbs. Led by comedian Damien O’Doherty the show comes with a warning: Talkabout Tours is not liable if you laugh so hard your champagne comes out of your nose. You’ll meet characters including Margaret Court-Crabz and Dalkeith’s biggest rate-payer – Sheena Rinehart.
Show on the Road is continuing to engage with local artists, businesses, and historians to develop more tours. Talkabout are committed to eco-tourism and sustainability and they support WA with their choice of champers (sparkling white) and beers!
A minimum of 2 Adults is required to run this tour.
The tour finishes in Fremantle, however, a complimentary return to Perth is provided if requested.
Fremantle Markets are not open Monday to Thursday.
We will drive past or through: Parliament House, Kings Park, Millionaires Row, The Swan River, Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Art Centre, The Fremantle Markets and a traditional bog-lap of the Cappuccino strip will be performed.
We will have time to visit the Roundhouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle's West end, a couple of pubs or bars and one really fantastic restaurant. ( we just get a taster).
Complimentary Champers and beer or Gin provided at certain locations.
Each Passenger will have time to explore by themselves if comfortable to do so.
Let us get the show on the road!
The “Billionaire Club” experience does get the “Show on the road”. Damien O'Doherty past winner of the Perth Comedy Fringe Festival adopts different identities as she delights, informs, and entertains. An irreverent look at who owns what in the western suburbs.
In this ‘Classic’ full day tour, visit the picturesque Swan Valley, now leading the country as a top-notch craft brewing region. Taking in 5 breweries, you will sample anything up to 20 different craft beers and spend the day immersed in all things beer (not literally!) Includes Lunch …and more!
Monks to Millbrook Tour showcases Perth’s gastronomical feats and world-class wine. It is indulgent, removes you from the mainstream and has rags to riches storyline. This tour is only available if Millbrook Winery has a vacancy. Includes entry fees, snacks, lunch, wine-tasting and wines or beer during lunch. This tour must be booked well in advance and does not operate on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Indulge yourself on a 5-star tour of some of the Swan Valley's most awarded food and drink experiences!
Includes a champagne brunch, wine tastings, a tour of highly awarded vineyards and distilleries, local history and more!
Only available on Fridays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Returns to the tourist bus stop.
Get your friends together and choose one of our pre-made tours or create your own!
There are two buses available for charter. An intimate group of 12 in our minibus or 25 friends can join in the fun in our new luxury 27-seater. Vehicles have an inbuilt visual monitor, a great sound system and air-conditioning. The 27-seater has leather seats and USB points at every seat.
. *8- hour Bus charter - Up to 12 pax......$640
*4- hour bus charter- Up to 25 pax ......$360
*4-hour bus charter - Up to 12 pax ......$320
*Perth and surrounding suburbs only
Fremantle is a must-see visit for all tourists and a popular choice for locals. It is renowned for its maritime history, funky bars, seriously good food, its heritage-listed architecture and its creative thinkers. With all our Fremantle tours, the opportunity to stay on in Fremantle, have dinner and be at one with the locals remains an option. Your Talkabout guide is, of course, happy to return anyone to Perth city at the end of our tour.
The trip from Perth to Fremantle allows time to scoot through Kings Park, drive through the renowned Millionaires Row alongside the Swan River, glide through Perth’s most luxurious and costly precinct and arrive in Fremantle in time to meet Perth’s first (and ONLY) robotic waitress.
During this little taster of Fremantle, we will meander through the West End stepping back into the earliest of pioneering days. We will point out a few of inner and outer Fremantle’s hidden gems, street art, bars, eateries, cafes, markets, the infamous Fremantle prison, the famous Cappuccino strip, music venues and people. Enjoy some local Swan Valley bubbles, local beer or gin, (on us) surrounded by the people that make Fremantle run to the beat of a different drum.
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tours often operate on the weekends!
Charter service available all day every day (if available)
Refund, Amendment and Cancellation Conditions:
In the event of an amendment or cancellation to your booking, a refund may apply.
In the event of an amendment to a confirmed booking made to Talkabout Tours -Show on the Road, an administration fee of 10% (Inc. GST) will apply. An additional amendment fee with the and external booking agent may also apply to that Purchaser depending on the individual policies of the booking agency concerned.
In the event of cancellation to a confirmed booking made to our Company, you may receive a refund. An administration fee of 20% will apply. A cancellation fee with the external booking agency may also apply depending on the individual policies of the external booking agent concerned.
Unforeseen Changes/Travel Insurance:
Where a customer cancels due to Government restrictions that are either not removed as expected, extended, or reimposed, the customer will be contacted and offered a refund or credit note (to be used at a later time), Talkabout Tours PTY LTD – Show on the Road reserves the right to withhold some monies to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to protect against unforeseen circumstances.
Cancellation by Talkabout Tours PTY LTD:
If Talkabout tours PTY LTD cancels due to reasons other than a force majeure event: the customer gets a full refund. If Talkabout Tours PTY LTD cancels due to a force majeure event: the customer gets a 110% credit to use for a future trip or a refund less unrecoverable cost.