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Category Travel

Field of Light Uluru by Bruce Munro

Last week I was fortunate enough to be part of the Media launch for the Bruce Munro Field of Light. We boarded the coach at 5am bound for a unique desert destination. Our Driver Guide gave us a brief welcome and introduction, but also kept us in a certain amount of suspense. We ventured down a short...

Brett Holmes, Day Tours Manager, AAT Kings Posted: 1 August 2016

AAT Kings – Bringing love to life!

Every now and again we receive guest feedback that leaves us feeling warm and fuzzy. The below letter is so heart-warming we couldn’t resist sharing it with you (which goes to show that what happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour): Dear Reservations, My fiancé, Andrew and I met on the Blue Mou...

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 27 June 2014

Discovering the Top End with AAT Kings

I’m guilty of not exploring our big backyard. My friends and colleagues will attest to the fact that I jump on planes and holiday overseas any chance I get. So when I was given the opportunity to travel to the Top End of Australia earlier this year to learn more about AAT Kings products my eyes were...

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 11 August 2014

Meet Saskia

I’m in love. Her name is Saskia. She’s a petite girl with big, beautifully proportioned fluffy ears and as Terri Irwin put it, a face that looks like she’s been “drawn as a Disney character”. When Saskia held me last weekend, my heart melted. This little female koala with just one arm changed someth...

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 23 November 2014

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

Getting up close & personal with some new furry friends

It’s not every day you get to be in the company of a celebrity. Archer, the world’s smallest Koala, is not only the cutest marsupial anyone will ever see but he boasts more than 1,200 likes on Facebook and is always crowded by adoring fans and camera lenses when he’s in his enclosure at Featherdale....

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 11 January 2015

Cheers to Australia's wine regions!

One of the most appealing elements of wine is the picture-perfect vistas enjoyed while sampling a local cellar door’s selection. Australia has over 1700 cellar doors across the country, with spectacular wine regions offering visitors distinctive wine varieties and unique experiences. The Barossa, So...

AAT Kings Marketing Team Posted: 4 February 2015

Newlyweds in the Northern Territory

When it comes to planning a honeymoon, the list of destinations to choose from can be very long. After a lot of travelling over the years, my husband and I have found that nothing compares to exploring our own backyard, Australia. So we decided to experience a region that we hadn’t been to before; t...

Jessica Lindsay, Guest Blogger Posted: 6 March 2015

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

Experiencing the red beating heart of Australia, The Red Centre

by guest blogger Dan Mullins, radio presenter of ‘The Bush Telegraph’ on Alan Jones’ Breakfast Show on 2GB 873AM I was lucky enough this week to embark on the trip of a lifetime. I travelled to Uluru and the Red Centre thanks to our friends at AAT Kings. You can’t really do justice to the landscape ...

Dan Mullins, Guest Blogger Posted: 19 June 2015

Family Holiday in Uluru

When it comes to planning the perfect family holiday the options are endless. Do we go overseas or stay locally? Will it be suitable for my children? Is it safe and will they enjoy it? All these questions plus more are asked. My family was very fortunate to travel to Uluru and experience some of the...

Jody Grossfeldt, AAT Kings Regional Day Tours Manager Posted: 9 September 2015

A day in the life of a foodie in Melbourne

When travelling there appears to be an unspoken rule that one must indulge in the delicious cuisine that each destination serves up (I won’t be arguing with that). For Melbourne the list is endless, on my recent trip I was astounded by how this beautiful city is so besotted by its own love for food,...

Bridget Toogood, Digital Marketing Executive, AAT Kings Posted: 9 November 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

A memorable trip to the Top End

June and July in Melbourne are cold! It was great to break away from the temperatures where going outside is no fun and experience a three day escape and adventure to the very Top End of Australia! Darwin, Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park was amazing, partially because the average t...

Darren James, Radio Presenter for Melbourne’s 3AW 693AM Posted: 22 July 2015

AAT Kings' Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Getaway!

I was recently very lucky to be apart of a photo competition run by AAT Kings which offered the entrants of the top 2 most unique and creative photos a spot on the ultimate behind the scenes Wildlife Warrior Getaway at Australia Zoo. The day started off early as we all filled up on breakfast before ...

Bridget Toogood, Digital Marketing Executive, AAT Kings Posted: 2 May 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: Emu Eggs

AAT Kings are embarking on an Easter Egg Hunt around Australia and New Zealand! We’re going to be exploring these regions looking for some unique eggs from all sorts of furry, feathery, spikey and scaly friends. First off we’ve found one of Australia's Emu eggs. The Emu lays one of the largest eggs...

Dane Hinchy, AAT Kings Posted: 3 April 2017

AAT Kings' Easter Egg Hunt: Platypus Eggs

So far on our Easter Egg Hunt around Australia and New Zealand, we’ve discovered the big and beautiful Emu egg. What a find! Next we’re going to be looking for the deeply buried Platypus egg.  The Platypus is a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal which lives strictly along the east coast of Australia. ...

Dane Hinchy, AAT Kings Posted: 5 April 2017

AAT Kings' Easter Egg Hunt: Little Penguin Eggs

So far we’ve collected an Emu and Platypus egg on our Easter Egg Hunt around Australia and New Zealand. Now we’ve stumbled across the very cute Little Penguin – we’re wondering what its eggs look like!  The Little Penguin (or blue penguin as it’s referred to in New Zealand) is named that way due to...

Dane Hinchy, AAT Kings Posted: 7 April 2017

AAT Kings' Easter Egg Hunt: Echidna Eggs

Ouch, watch your step! We just found a spiny animal who lays a single egg at a time – what could be inside? It’s a baby Echidna of course! Have you read about the Emu, Platypus, Little Penguin eggs we've already discovered around Australia? The Echidna is one of oldest surviving mammal on the plane...

Alana Auld, AAT Kings Posted: 9 April 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

Tasmania - Isle of Discovery

Tasmania is a destination on many travellers’ bucket lists. Known for its amazing scenery, wildlife, history and also home to some of Australia’s best wineries, Tasmania is a perfect guided holiday destination. Whether it be exploring the contrasting colonial and modern atmosphere of Hobart or takin...

Gordon Gillan, AAT Kings Posted: 1 June 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