Situated in the Moree Plains Shire, O'Dempsey's Charters and Local Tours was started by Dennis Quinn over 25 years ago.
The business was then taken over by Gavin and Renae Hann, who left Moree to go to Woolgoolfa and Melissa and Scott O'Dempsey took over the business after Melissa was given casual bus driving jobs when she got her Drivers authority.
Scott and Melissa have three children and were contract to Kilner transport carting stock. They thought it would be a good business to keep them together rather than the long hauls of truck driving, it suited the whole family.
Scott is the main operator of the busses and after a few nervous tours he found his calling and really enjoys meeting and interacting with all the tourists that come to our area.
We offer 3 main tours to Pecan farm, Cotton Farm and Gin and Lighning Ridge.
We also do the local school bus run and really enjoy taking the kids away on week long excursions or day sporting trips.
We also offer our services to the local race committee by running the local coutesy bus from the races and are available for private charters for bucks nights, hens nights, sporting groups, work function, xmas parties, and weddings.
We also do trips to other towns including Mudgee, Bingara, Inverell, Goondiwindi,Narrabri to go to the Crossing Theatre for special screenings and other surrounding towns can also be organised upon request and full day tours can be arranged.
We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere on our trips and believe we go above and beyond what is normall expected of a bus driver, we can cover everything from cooking the BBQ dinner on an excursion to helping the kids with styling their hair for a concert.
Our business motto pretty much sums up our business.
"Board as strangers, Depart as friends"