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Kiwifruit Day 2021

A BRIEF HISTORY OF KIWIFRUIT DID you know we can thank an adventurous New Zealand teacher for the kiwifruit? In 1904 Isabel Fraser, headmistress of the Wanganui Girls’ College, set sail from the Land of the Long White Cloud to visit her sister in China and returned from her visit to the Yangtze Vall...

AAT Kings Posted: 6 January 2022

Top 10 Things to do in Tasmania

MY grandmother always said good things come in small parcels. She was a little on the short side – barely scraping five foot on the old scale – but she wasn’t wrong about the small-packages thing, and if proof was ever need then take a look at Tasmania. Australia’s island state, sitting 300km from t...

AAT Kings Posted: 10 December 2021

The Natural Wonders of Australia

When it comes to natural wonders, Australia’s cup really does runneth over. The country is home to 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – from rainforests and fringing reefs to destinations telling Dreamtime stories and tales of early European settlement – and hundreds of national parks, dozens of marine ...

AAT Kings Posted: 30 November 2021

Sustainable Tourism Practices

Why are we talking about Sustainable Tourism Practices? It’s almost impossible to get travel insiders to agree on anything when you get them gabbing about getaways. Ask a group of industry people to nominate a metropolis for a city break and they will debate for days. The best beach resort to indulg...

AAT Kings Posted: 17 November 2021

Best Walks in New Zealand

The AAT Kings’ guide to the best walks in New Zealand. THERE are some places on this planet that simply demand being done at strolling speed. Destinations with landscapes so lovely, cities so cosmopolitan, country towns so charming, mountains so majestic, and corners of coastline so captivating that...

AAT Kings Posted: 4 November 2021

Best Beaches In New Zealand

Want to discover the best beaches in New Zealand? From remote South Island New Zealand beaches to swathes of sand near major cities on the North Island, here are the top 10 beaches in New Zealand. There’s no denying New Zealand’s allure over the winter months – it is home, after all, to some of the ...

AAT Kings Posted: 22 October 2021


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