05 Mar Neighbours Tour & Neighbours Trivia Night Review: Bunyip Tours
Cheddar, Mozzarella, Edam and the Neighbours Tour. Yes all types of cheese! It’s loveable, fun and let’s be honest; it’s Neighbours!
Although the Neighbours Night and Neighbours Tour are two separate events, I would suggest you do both for the full Neighbours experience.
Let’s start from the top shall we…
As you sit on the bus on the way to the infamous Ramsay Street you can’t help but get excited. It might be the knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour guide (Gerry, legend) or it might be the clips from old Neighbours episodes (request the weddings and deaths video, strangely hilarious), either way you are pumped and ready to go.
Being on Ramsay Street is a bit surreal and it’s strange to think how excited everyone gets about seeing a street. As you can see from the picture below I got a bit excited about seeing the Kennedy’s house.
You also get the chance to meet one of the cast. We had the pleasure of meeting Kate Ramsay (Ashleigh Brewer). The tour guide asked the group if everyone knew who she was. I must admit I haven’t watched the show in a while and had no clue. Out of the fear of being mobbed by outraged fans I smiled and nodded with everyone else who of course knew who she was. It wasn’t a particularly rushed affair either which was nice. Everyone had the chance to get their picture taken and ask questions or generally pick up Ashleigh. N.B Ask their permission first.
The Neighbours Night is where things get really interesting. The build up on the night is manic with screaming fans and such a fun atmosphere. You can’t help but be sucked in to the hysteria.
When Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher) arrives the room explodes. The man has been doing Neighbours Night for six years and has not lost any of his enthusiasm. Everyone in the room (myself included) had the pleasure of meeting Alan. As I extended my hand to greet the man my outside voice boomed “pleasure to meet you” where as in my head I was screaming like a little girl “oh my days it’s Karl Kennedy!”
I know right. I should be embarrassed. I’m really not… it was Karl Kennedy! The man is charismatic and has such an energy about him which you certainly get to see when he performs in his band; Waiting Room.
If you are in Melbourne this really is a must see. I would highly recommend both tours but if I had to pick one I would go with the Neighbours Night.
Both of these tours can be booked exclusively through Bunyip Tours.
Disclaimer: This tour was made possible by Bunyip Tours.