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Where will this Lunar New Year take you?

Posted: 16 February 2018

Breaking the boundaries of one-size-fits-all travel experiences, AAT Kings offers unique travel styles to suit your dream holiday desires. Whether you wish to get under the skin of the destination, are travelling in a small group or simply seek a short escape, we’ll share all the must-see sights, sounds and flavours of Australia.

In the spirit of this new Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog, we’ve chosen the best of our portfolio, to suit the travel styles of each Chinese zodiac sign. 

Where will this Lunar New Year take you?

Rat

Birth Years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The Rat enjoys the challenge of travel and are more likely to pick up and go as they driven by a strong sense of curiosity and often seek out new places, even when visiting a destination they’ve been to before, whether it be Western Australia’s sprawling wilderness or the very best of the Red Centre.

Our suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Western Wonderland
Short Break: Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
Day Tour: Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

Ox

Born: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

With a strong attachment to their home country, the Ox enjoys exploring the travel possibilities in their own backyard. They love to travel with family, making a foray into Southern Australia or the Northern Territory with loved ones, the ideal experience.

Our suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Tastes of Southern Australia
Short Break: Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Twin Falls & Jim Jim Falls
Day Tour: Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk

Tiger 

Born: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

The Tiger is brave and competitive and is often the first of their friends to visit a destination, usually someplace slightly off the beaten path. Tigers take great pride in enjoying the challenge of travelling in unique environments, making Australia’s last frontier – the Kimberley the best place to explore.

Our suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Wonders of the Kimberley
Short Break: Outback Wanderer
Day Tour: Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD

Rabbit 

Born: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Rabbits are serene and artistic and love to travel to places known for art, cooking and fashion. Rabbits also tend to be quieter and more serene than other zodiacs meaning travel options that allow them to truly explore and immerse themselves in a destination are well suited. Cosmopolitan Victoria with its sophistication and natural beauty is a Rabbits paradise. 

Our Suggestions:

Inspiring Journey: Victoria’s Hidden Gems
Short Break: Melbourne’s Food & Wine Discovery
Day Tour: Marvellous Mornington Peninsula

Dragon

Born: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Courageous and tenacious by nature, Dragons love active travel, with thrills and adventure aplenty. Throw in the natural wonders of pristine New Zealand or the wildlife-rich Top End and the Dragons travel tastes will be satisfied.

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Best of New Zealand
Short Break: Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks
Day Tour: Kakadu National Park Explorer

Snake

Born: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

As intellectuals, Snakes enjoy learning about their destinations, digging deeper and immersing themselves in destinations full of history and culture. Where better to head than the timeless Dreamtime landscapes of the Red Centre, learning of the indigenous culture’s ancient connection with the immortal Outback.

Our Suggestions:

Inspiring Journey: Outback Australia: The Colour of Red
Short Break: Uluru Unearthed
Day Tour: Uluru Base & Sunset

Horse

Born: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The Horse seeks the hustle and bustle of a busy destination and loves to be part of a group, travelling with friends and others. Exploring the best of Sydney or the stunning coastline all the way to Cairns is perfect for the Horse and their companions.

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Short Break: Sydney & the Blue Mountains
Day Tour: Sydney in a Day!

Sheep

Born: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Sheep love to travel in a group, staying on the beaten path and thoroughly enjoy destinations that provide food for thought, as they learn about new cultures and ways of life. Well suited to a Guided Holiday through the North Island of New Zealand or heading to Melbourne before traversing the Great Ocean Road.

Our Suggestions:

Inspiring Journey: The Endless Shores
Short Break: Melbourne and Great Ocean Road
Day Tour: Magnificent Melbourne Morning City Tour

Monkey

Born: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The Monkey loves to dig into unknown history and seek behind-the-scenes experiences when travelling.  Getting under the skin of destinations like Tasmania, Adelaide and Alice Springs is perfect for intelligent and curious Monkeys.

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Perfect Tasmania
Short Break: Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Discovery
Day Tour: A Town like Alice

Rooster

Born: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The Rooster enjoys travelling in groups where they can be the centre of attention.  All the fun and excitement of New Zealand’s South Island or the coastlines of Queensland and Victoria provide ample opportunity for adventure for those born in the year of the Rooster. 

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: The Southern Drift
Short Break: Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef
Day Tour: Twelve Apostles & Great Ocean Road

Dog

Born: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

The Dog loves to travel with others with adventures are filled with plenty of laughs and meaningful experiences. An array of experiences suits this zodiac sign, from the Top End to NSW’s Hunter Valley.

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets
Short Break: Kata Tjuta, Uluru & Kings Canyon
Day Tour: Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience

Pig

Born: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Sympathetic and generous by nature, the Pig loves to travel in culturally immersive environments. Unique experiences like traversing the legendary Australian Outback or an encounter with the rich culture of the Tiwi people speak to the heart of all people born in the year of the Pig. 

Our Suggestions:

Guided Holiday: Outback Adventure
Short Break: Port Douglas & Reef Retreat
Day Tour: Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience

By AAT Kings