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Category Wildlife

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

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

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

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 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

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

The Beginners Guide to Australian Bush Tucker & Native Foods You Can Try

When it comes to Australian cuisine, there are a few things which are known to be quintessentially Aussie, like a meat pie and sauce, a vegemite sandwich, lamingtons or ANZAC bickies. But there’s something which is inherently Australian that’s often left off that list: Australian Bush Tucker. Bush t...

AAT Kings Posted: 20 September 2018

Things To Do In Melbourne This Long Weekend - If AFL Isn't Your Thing

With the 2018 AFL Grand Final expected to bring upwards of 100,000 fans into the bustling streets of Melbourne this long weekend, it might be time to start making other plans if you haven’t scored tickets to the big game… or if AFL just isn’t your thing. If you are in the city for the big game but a...

AAT Kings Posted: 26 September 2018