Take an open-top safari of the New Forest National Park.
Special audio commentaries tell the stories of the people and places of the New Forest – with characters, sounds and music bringing the view to life. The audio tours offer a bird’s eye view of the landscape and a better chance of spotting the beautiful animals of the New Forest – including deer and rare birds, pigs and donkeys, and of course the famous ponies.
There are three New Forest Bus Tours to choose from (with separate commentaries). They run daily from June to September each year.
In 2015, we were asked provide a robust commentary solution after systems from other suppliers had failed to deliver in previous years. Our GPS triggered Audio Tour Guide app plays over the National Parks Authorities bus PA systems. It has proven to be an unparalleled success:
We’ve been running audio commentaries on the New Forest Tour for a number of years now. During this time, we have used several different audio systems in an attempt to deliver the best possible visitor experience – but have struggled to find an app that was stable, reliable and easy to use. We used Audio Trails for the first time during the 2015 Tour season and were really impressed with Dan and the team’s help in getting everything up and running and enjoyed a trouble-free Tour season for the first time since we introduced GPS commentary to the Tour. We would not hesitate to use Dan and the team again in the future.
Jack Martin, Sustainable Transport Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
“Whether you are new to the forest or familiar with it, this is a five star trip. A wonderful way to sample the sights, sounds and history of the area and whet your appetite for more. The commentary is spot on and very informative. Very flexible, you can combine routes (we did the blue and green routes with lunch in Lymington), hop on and off when you feel like it and even spread your trips over several days. Terrific value for money, not to be missed !!
Dave H from Southampton, visited July 2015 (Trip Advisor)
The app isn’t available for public download, you’ll need to head to the New Forest and pay for a ride! But, each year since we have updated the tours making them fresher and better than the year before. I wonder what Dave H from Southampton would make of them now!