Big night out bus
THERE is a new bus service in town to deliver you safely home after a big night out.
With other Port Douglas bus companies usually finishing their services around midnight, the Adrenalin shuttle bus will be running from 6pm until the last punter is off the streets - usually around 3am.
Adrenalin Water Sports and Comfy Cruises operator Tony Ritter said that most of the complaints he heard from tourists last season was how difficult it was to find transport after a night out.
‘‘ Most of the complaints were about there being no buses to get back to their accommodation after midnight,’’ he said.
‘‘Having walked home a few times myself after a night out and hearing the complaints from tourists, we decided it was a good idea to start a service that runs later.
‘‘We don’t believe people should have to wait any longer than 10-15 minutes for a lift home, and at a flat rate of $5 we will deliver you to your door.’’
The late night service is currently conducting test runs and has been well received by the public.
‘‘We are providing a community service, making sure that people are off the street and getting home safely,’’ Mr Ritter said.
‘‘We are not trying to get involved in any feud between the local bus companies, we just want to offer a service that is obviously needed in the area.’’
The service is operating on weekends until April when it will start a seven days a week operation from 6pm-3am.