Arranging & Driving Group Coach Tours & Charters in South East Queensland

Chris Mansergh, Freelance Coach Captain, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Does your Organisation or Group need to go somewhere? Would you like the assurance that your Group will have a  professional, reliable and experienced Coach Captain behind the wheel to happily meet all of your Group's needs with a friendly smile?

That's where The Coochie Coachman  can help!

As a freelance Coach Captain I’m available to assist you at all stages of trip planning, but the best part is I’m also your Driver for your trip, so unlike with normal charters, you don’t need to worry about whether a driver allocated on the day has been briefed about your Group’s itinerary or your group members’ particular needs. So when you travel with The Coochie Coachman, the person who plans the trip drives the trip! So there is nothing else for you to do on the day but to sit back and relax and enjoy your day out with your Group.

As a professional Coach Captain of 25 years experience, I offer safe, reliable and comfortable bus and coach driving services throughout South East Queensland and am also available for tours nationwide.

I provide freelance services to coach operators and tour operators, as well as businesses, community groups and organisations of all sizes  seeking an experienced and professional Coach Captain for their group's travel needs on either a one-off or ongoing basis.


About Me

I'm Chris, professional Coach Captain and proprietor of The Coochie Coachman, based on beautiful Coochiemudlo Island, somewhere off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland.

I started my coach driving career in the mid 1990's as a Driver Guide for pioneering national adventure transport network, Oz Experience, driving international backpackers from Cairns all the way around the East Coast and up the Oodnadatta Track to Alice Springs for 2 years.

Since then I've driven coaches and managed tours in New South Wales, Queensland and Vietnam for some of Australia's biggest (and smallest!) names in the bus & coach industry. These include one government city bus service, one country school bus service, four local charter coach companies, one national luxury coach company and one international tour company.

I’m also a CELTA qualified TESOL teacher, teaching English in Sydney and Taiwan for several years. I like trying new experiences and love the challenge of organising and driving trips for groups coming from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds including ethnic, indigenous, religious, disabled, LGBT, naturalist, sporting, dog-owner communities, etc. Try me out – I’m up for the challenge!

From backpackers to corporate groups, government entourages to touring celebrities, Christmas parties to family weddings, school excursions to uni student bar crawls, I've driven them all. And the one thing they all want above all else is a smooth ride. So, smooth journeys - that's what I do!

Whether you're a coach or tour operator needing a professional, reliable Coach Captain for a one-off charter or tour, or a small community group needing help to organise your next group outing, or an individual organising a family wedding or a social outing, my job is to make your life easier and help you arrange and drive your trip so that you can sit back and enjoy the ride with your people.

Please contact me today for more information about my service, and to discuss what I can do to help make your group's next outing a smooth and enjoyable experience.


Coochie Diary

The Coochie Coachman is the proud sponsor of the Coochie Diary, a free listing of Community Events on and nearby Coochiemudlo Island, published on the Island Noticeboard and on various island Facebook groups and websites. There is also a  hyperlink published each month in the online Coochie Island News for the benefit of island residents and visitors.

Please use the links below to download the latest edition, visit the Coochie Island News, or apply for a free listing for your community event.

Coochie Diary - September 2020

Visit Coochie Island News Website

List your Community Event for Free


Please contact me for more information or to make a booking

Do you have a tour or charter in mind? I'm happy to provide an obligation-free quote for you to consider. Feel free to send me a message advising me some basic details about your proposed trip and the timing and I will send you a form to complete in order to provide you with a precise quote. Thank you!

Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

+61 418 419 946


+61 418 419 946

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