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

    Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Discovery

    Discover the beautiful city of Adelaide and take in the must-see sights. Explore the nature lovers paradise, Kangaroo Island and Flinders Chase National Park; walk amongst the sea lions, spot...
  • Twelve Apostles at Sunset

    Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

    Take in the sights of Melbourne and its surrounds. Weave your way through the city precinct discovering the must-see sights.
  • Sydney Harbour

    Sydney Food & Wine Discovery

    Indulge in Sydney’s delicious food and wine. Relax on a Captain Cook Dinner cruise on stunning Sydney Harbour and take in Sydney’s sights.
  • Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

    East Coast Islands and Rainforest

    Explore the glittering coastline of Eastern Australia. Travel from Sydney to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it's off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island.

  • 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.
  • Flinders Station

    Magnificent Melbourne - Morning City Tour

    Hear about Melbourne’s wonderful history, its famous buildings, and sensational shopping. Explore Fitzroy Gardens, including Cook’s Cottage, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance.
  • Rottnest Island

    Perth & Rottnest Island

    Take in the sights of beautiful Perth. Discover the sub-tropical island of Rottnest and be treated to a guided tour of the island.
  • 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.
  • Bay of Islands

    Bay of Islands & Rotorua Unearthed

    Escape to the glorious Bay of Islands. Immerse yourself in Maori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve, explore the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Te Puia, enjoy a delicious unique...

 

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 and Te Waonui Forest Retreat. 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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