Take a magical bus tour
YAMBA will soon get to see what happens when you let 50 hippies loose on a project to refurbish a bus rescued from a watery grave.
The Magic Bus is a sensational experience in bus transport and will arrive in Yamba this month to take part in the Surfing the Coldstream Festival.
This spectacular 72-seat, head-turning double-decker bus, complete with an amazing sound system and re-upholstered comfortable seats, will be in Yamba on Saturday, October 15, as the festival's courtesy bus.
"The Magic Bus was purchased in October 2006 as an underwater shipwreck," said bus owner-operator Tim Eichler.
"The transformation of the Magic Bus was a three-year project involving over 50 hippies at different stages throughout the project and often involving their parents and children as well."
The creation of the Magic Bus derived from Tim's passion and visions of living in northern NSW.
Understanding Tim's vision, professional mural artist Andrea Davie designed and drafted the spectacular artwork onto the walls of the bus.
The bus was then meticulously hand painted and sprayed inside and out by Tim and Andrea.
The entire paint took five months of long days and nights.
The finished product is the spectacular, head-turning double-decker Magic Bus, which brings smiles to faces wherever it goes.
"God told Noah to build an ark, he told me to build a Magic Bus," said Tim.
Guaranteeing colourful, fun-filled memories, the Magic Bus is a ride you must take at the festival.
The Magic Bus will pick up and drop off at Angourie, Wooloweyah and Treelands Dr, as well as tours of Yamba taking you to the festival site.
For more information visit www.surfingthecoldstream.com.au.