AAT Kings Blog

Category New Zealand

Kia Ora New Zealand!

If our time at AAT Kings has taught us one thing, it’s to appreciate the beauty of our own backyard and after a recent short break across the ditch to New Zealand, this value now extends to our neighbours very green, sheep-filled backyard. It will come as no surprise that the land of the long white ...

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 7 December 2014

New Zealand – North Island or South Island? Why not both!

There is no denying the magnificence of New Zealand’s South Island. The dramatic contrast of landscapes and spectrum of colours, rugged snow-capped mountains, stunning blue lakes and green rolling hills, not to mention the endless range of sporting and adventure activities at hand to further enhance...

Kate Reekie, Guest Blogger Posted: 29 April 2015

A unique insight into the world of famils!

One of the great perks of my job is to reward agents for their hard work. These rewards can come in many different forms such as coffees, lunches, gift vouchers and famils. Famils offer the greatest insight to our products and allow agents to get a first-hand experience of a destination and learn al...

Simon Vincent, Sales Manager NSW/ACT, AAT Kings Posted: 24 March 2016

New Zealand Wine Country

What makes New Zealand wine so good? From world famous Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris varieties, this small but influential country in the South Pacific has got what it takes. Could it be the climate… Or could it be the rich alluvial soil that covers much of this island nation? New Zeal...

Peter Rasmussen, AAT Kings Posted: 17 January 2017

New Zealand’s Top 5 Romantic Destinations

With its glacial lakes and mountain vistas, it difficult to think of anywhere more romantic than New Zealand. Why not explore its sights with the one you love the most?New Zealand may be touted as the adventure capital of the world but for those looking to take things at a slower pace, there are an...

Your Life Choices Posted: 13 February 2017

KIWI FACTS: New Zealand's Precious Native Bird

In the lovely region of Rotorua, New Zealand, you’ll find quite a few amazing attractions such as Lake Rotorua, Kuirau Park foot pools, Lake Okareka Boardwalk and Rainbow Springs Nature Park, just to name a few. Rainbow Springs Nature Park nestles itself alongside the beautiful rain forests of Rotor...

Dane Hinchy, AAT Kings Posted: 13 March 2017

AAT Kings' Easter Egg Hunt: Tuatara Eggs

Have you been collecting the eggs with us? We’ve already come across Emu, Platypus, Little Penguin and Echidna eggs in Australia – what extraordinary creatures they are! Now we’ve jumped across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and found the dinosaur-like egg of the Tuatara lizard!  The Tuatara lizard ...

Alana Auld, AAT Kings Posted: 11 April 2017

AAT Kings' Easter Egg Hunt: Kiwi Bird Eggs

On our journey around Australia and New Zealand we've discovered Emu, Platypus, Little Penguin, Echidna and Tuatara eggs! Our search for Australia and New Zealand’s incredible Easter Eggs comes to a close as we uncover the adorable flightless Kiwi Bird. These little guys are truly unique, and you wo...

Alana Auld, AAT Kings Posted: 13 April 2017

Winter Warmers to Australia

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-s...

Gordon Gillan, AAT Kings Posted: 23 May 2017

Val Bird's Travel Diary in New Zealand

Our past guest Val Bird talks about her recent experience on an AAT Kings Guided Holiday "New Zealand Vista". Learn about her favourite experience and what it was like travelling with AAT Kings. Day 1 Upon our arrival in Auckland we were immediately welcomed and put at ease by our Travel Director a...

Val Bird, Past Guest of AAT Kings Posted: 1 August 2017

Where will this Lunar New Year take you?

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, so...

AAT Kings Posted: 16 February 2018

New Zealand’s Spectacular South

A plethora of natural wonders and iconic landscapes await when you embark on a journey through New Zealand’s South Island. We are truly amazed at how distinctly different the two islands of New Zealand are, and how much they offer to any kind of traveller, so if you get the chance to discover both, ...

Laura Vitucci for AAT Kings Posted: 18 July 2019

Best things to do in New Zealand's Magical North Island

New Zealand is a land of spectacular natural contrast, rich vibrant culture and iconic local charm. For a small country, there is an unbelievable amount of beauty and nature to experience, and then appreciate. Despite the South Island being known for its plethora of natural wonders such as Milford S...

Laura Vitucci for AAT Kings Posted: 18 July 2019

The World's Greatest Winter Sports Destinations

Christmas is rapidly approaching and that means holiday time. Most of us here in Australia and New Zealand will be heading out to our favourite camping spots, firing up the barbeque and getting ready for some well-deserved relaxation time in the summer sun. For our cousins over in Europe, however, C...

AAT Kings Posted: 16 December 2019

5 of the Best Food Markets in the World

One of the main reasons we love to travel is the food. You can learn so much about a country and its culture when you explore their delicious cuisine. Food markets are perhaps the best way to get a taste of authentic, traditional meals for cheap. You can find anything from made-with-love pastries to...

AAT Kings Posted: 14 January 2020

Beautiful national parks across Australia and New Zealand

When it comes to the natural world, the Australasian continent is one of the most fascinating and diverse places on the planet. With a huge range of climates, landscapes and ecosystems packed into such a (relatively!) small area, it's almost impossible to run out of beautiful places to explore. From...

AAT Kings Posted: 3 February 2020

5 of the World's Most Iconic Lakes

Ah, lakes - who doesn’t have sweet summer memories of swimming in and taking boat rides on their scintillating waters? If you’ve spent a lot of time with them, however, you’ll know that every lake has its own personality of sorts. Some are simply more memorable than others. This week we’ll take a lo...

AAT Kings Posted: 23 March 2020

Amazing Water Activities in Australia and New Zealand

The ocean is one of life’s greatest delights, and what better place to enjoy its magic than on the two remote Pacific islands of Australia and New Zealand? Whether you’re hoping to dive into the iconic Great Barrier Reef or soak up the sun on a remote beach, they have it all. From North Queensland t...

AAT Kings Posted: 30 March 2020