Winter Warmers to AustraliaPosted: 23 May 2017
With the New Zealand winter and the cold weather about to kick in, it’s a great time for Kiwis to plan an Aussie getaway across the Tasman where the sun is still shining in many parts.
AAT Kings’ holiday experiences offer stress-free travel, luxury air-conditioned vehicles and include all the must-see highlights. Friendly and experienced Travel Directors and Driver Guides share their passion for Australia along the way.
Here are four winter warmer itineraries for some hot holiday inspiration flying into different Aussie gateways with Air New Zealand currently offering some great deals on flights*.
Start in Sydney and head to the Sunshine state exploring Australia’s glittering coastline across 13 days on the East Coast Islands & Rainforest Guided Holiday. Travel to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it's off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island. Tour a Rockhampton cattle station. Explore Hamilton Island and the exquisite Whitsundays, then head to tropical Cairns for a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.
If time is on your side, start in South Australia and tick off the bucket list items of Ayers Rock and Kakadu plus ride the famous Ghan train spending 19 days on the Outback Tracks. See Australia’s vast rugged landscapes by road and rail and discover the culture, history and diversity of the remote reaches of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Head west and explore cosmopolitan Perth before heading inland to Wave Rock on the 16-day Western Wonderland holiday. Watch in awe as the landscape changes and you discover crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and ancient forests. Taste Margaret River's renowned food and wine, venture to seaside Fremantle and spend time discovering wildflowers and frolicking with dolphins at Monkey Mia.
Tasmania touring holidays start in September when the weather warms up there but the 12-day Perfect Tasmania trip will be worth the wait. Experience what the island state is world renowned for - idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, art and friendly locals. Explore Hobart’s Salamanca, witness the stunning natural beauty of Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park and tantalise your taste buds with Tasmanian Salmon, local cheese and other delicious treats.
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*Please note: Air New Zealand flight deals only applicable in New Zealand outbound.
Gordon Gillan, AAT Kings
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