Australia & New Zealand’s favourite guided holiday company

Inspiring Journeys

Luxury boutique small group experiences

Because you deserve something special…

Travelling has the power to change us, to excite us and enrich our lives in so many ways. It's not just about the places you go, it's also about the people you go with, the experiences you share, the memories you create together and the stories you write along the way. We aim to do things a little differently to inspire you to return home with a new zest for life, a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Everyone has a story, we’d love you to start your next chapter on an Inspiring Journey.

Our Inspiring Journeys through Australia and New Zealand will take you off the beaten track with rich and immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting. You'll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with gourmet cuisine to match. We offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of holiday planning, and just enough flexibility to shape your journey with a choice of optional experiences. Our expert Travel Directors and/or Driver Guides will take care of everything so you can sit back and be inspired by the journey.

Popular Inspiring Journeys

  • Barossa Valley Vineyards

    Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights

    Sample some of the finest wines at Jacobs Creek and Saltrams Wines in the Barossa. Enjoy a 2 course lunch with wine tastings from two boutique wineries.
  • Alice Springs

    A Town Like Alice

    Stop at the Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people...
  • The Pinnacles

    Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

    From Broome to Perth, travel through remote red Outback and along the spectacular blue coastline. Enjoy a wondrous Cable Beach sunset and travel through rich mineral fields to Port Hedland...

  • The Pinnacles Nambung National Park

    Pinnacles Desert 4WD Adventure

    Visit Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley and see koalas and kangaroos up-close. Stop at the Lobster Shack for lunch and an informative talk about the lobster industry.
  • Kings Canyon

    Kata Tjuta, Uluru & Kings Canyon

    Enjoy the highlights of the Red Centre. Relax and appreciate an Uluru sunrise and sunset. Explore and connect with the natural wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
  • Uluṟu Sunrise

    Uluru Sunrise

    Watch the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert plains. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as the sun slowly changes the colour of Uluru.
  • Cradle Mountain

    Perfect Tasmania

    Experience what the island state is world renowned for - idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, art and friendly locals.

  • Cape Brett - Hole in the Wall

    Best of New Zealand

    From the blue waters and sandy white beaches of the North Island, to the snow-capped mountains and rugged coastlines of the South Island, explore every nook of New Zealand.

  • The Neck, Bruny Island

    Hobart Harvest Long Weekend

    Experience Hobart where you will Indulge in culinary delights. Explore fascinating Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and bustling Salamanca Market.

 

Australia

Inspiring Australia

  • 13 days
  • Cairns to Sydney
  • Tour code: IJFLY
Alamanda Palm Cove

Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you’ll remember forever.

Kakadu's Ancient Secrets

  • 5 days
  • Darwin return
  • Tour code: MNDD
Arnhem Land

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Kakadu, one of the most spiritual places on earth. Stay in idyllic accommodation at Nitmiluk and Mary River. Swim Gunlom Falls and see Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Cruise ancient wetlands, spot native wildlife, enjoying first class cuisine on the way.

Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

  • 5 days
  • Uluru to Alice Springs
  • Tour code: CRUA
Uluru Sunset with Wine

Explore the highlights and mind blowing hidden treasures of the Red Centre. Immerse yourself in local culture and ancient traditions and come away with a deeper understanding of what makes the Red Centre so unique and inspiring.

New Zealand

The Endless Shores

  • 11 days
  • Wellington to Auckland
  • Tour code: NZNI
Bay of Islands

Explore New Zealand’s exquisite North Island, visiting cities that resound with a f riendly welcome normally felt in small towns. Travel into the rustic, unspoilt coastal regions of the Coromandel and the Bay of Islands, where dazzling white beaches and historic villages are the norm.

The Southern Drift

  • 12 days
  • Christchurch return
  • Tour code: NZSI
Punakaiki Rocks

No stone is left unturned as you venture into parts of the South Island less travelled. From the wild and pristine natural wonderland of Stewart Island, to the spectacular vistas of Mt. Cook through to Milford Sound, you will fall asleep under a b lanket of mist with shadows on the still waters of the fiord.

The Long White Cloud

  • 22 days
  • Christchurch to Auckland
  • Tour code: NZIJ
Overlooking Queenstown

Delve into the scenic delights of New Zealand. Combine natural beauty with boutique comfort as you overnight in the rainforests of Franz Josef at the foothills of Mt. Cook, sleep among the treetops in the Coromandel Ranges and journey into the deep south to the wild and pristine landscapes of Stewart Island.

Accommodation

We've hand-picked accommodation that's situated in both beautiful and unique locations where there is a real sense of connection between nature and the destination, like Cicada Lodge, Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge and the Henry Jones Art Hotel. Accommodation will vary from cabins and private safari quarters, to lodges and hotels, depending on the location. In some very remote areas where accommodation options are limited, the accommodation standard may be slightly lower but nonetheless we believe the quality of the experience and the remote nature of the destination far outweighs any material comforts.

Meals

On your Inspiring Journey you’ll enjoy a variety of quality fare, from specially tailored degustation menus, gourmet barbecues, picnic lunches and unique dining experiences. We guarantee you’ll experience innovative menus using local produce, and things you’ve never tried before. Breakfast is included daily, as are some lunches and most dinners. While many evening meals are included, we understand that on occasion you may prefer to seek out a local restaurant. Complimentary Refreshments We’ve thought of everything to make your journey as comfortable as possible. You can help yourself to complimentary drinks and snacks on board as you please.

Travel in Style

You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles depending on the destination. Our fully air-conditioned modern fleet are equipped with reclining seats, seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, two-door access, and state-of-the-art technology including DVD player, GPS and PA systems.

Small Group

When you start your Inspiring Journey, you'll be welcomed into a small group of up to 20 like-minded travellers, with no children under 12 years of age. Travelling in a smaller group allows our team to provide you with a more personalised service. It also means that we can take you to different areas and offer you unique experiences on your itinerary that may not otherwise be possible in a larger group. The people you meet on an Inspiring Journey will set the foundation for creating great memories. You'll have plenty of time to strengthen existing friendships, as well get to know your fellow travellers, socialise and make new friends.

Destinations

We offer a variety of Inspiring Journeys that travel to various parts of Australia from the Top End to the Red Centre, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Length of Journey

Choose an Inspiring Journey that best suits the time you have available. Whether it's a long weekend away or a once in a lifetime holiday, we offer a variety of journeys that range from 3 to 22 days.

Free Time

We understand that you also need some time to yourself and for this reason we offer a slower paced itinerary with free time set aside for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Optional Experiences

We offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of holiday planning, and just enough flexibility to shape your journey. We have carefully selected a range of optional experiences that we know will enrich your journey.

Transfers

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on scheduled start and end days of your Inspiring Journey.

The Finishing Touches

You’ll receive a travel wallet and luggage tag as you start your Inspiring Journey. Plus, we'll give you a map to follow your journey as a memento of your holiday.

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