New Forest Bus Tours – GPS audio commentary

Take an open-top audio tour 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 2021 the app had an interface uplift with extra features

In 2015, we were asked to supply 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 in-built entertainment system on National Parks Authority buses. It has proven to be an unparalleled success that continues to run each summer.

Client testimonial

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.

Jack Martin, Sustainable Transport Officer, New Forest National Park Authority

Dan’s app enables important and interesting information to be shared at the right time, at the right place and conveyed in the right way along the journey. Dependable and innovative, Dan was a great help in overcoming situations which were technically challenging to ourselves, e.g. hardware/software matches. We have worked with Audio Trails for 5 years; Dan meets our app provision requirement so efficiently!

Aynsley Clinton, New Forest Tour Co-ordinator, New Forest National Park Authority

Trust Pilot feedback

trust pilot reviews of the new forest audio commentary
trust pilot reviews of the new forest audio commentary


The app isn’t available for public download. You’ll need to head to the New Forest and pay for a ride to hear the audio commentary! Each year we update the three tours to keep them fresh and better than the year before.

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