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Wonders of the Kimberley   0 , VIC, Australia, Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Kimberleys with AAT Kings and feel extremely lucky to have made it as all future tours for 2021 have been cancelled. Our guide Delma, and driver Cam were excellent. Because of border closures we only had 19 fellow passengers, all of whom were very easy to get along with. We would like to thank Georgie, from Global ...read more Journeys for her help in planning this trip. We will certainly be looking at booking any future trips with her.
Essential Adventure for all Australians     0 , SA, Australia, Jun 2021
I rated this trip as a 10/10 adventure based on the scenery, the experiences in terms of the Bungles, Emma Gorge and Zebedee Gorge, the 4 boat trips and the overall wilderness, which were all enhanced by AAT's Nellie and Mark.
Fantastic Taste of the Australian Outback - Has inspired me to see more of Australia!   0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour as I love outback country. All travel is on sealed roads. Be prepared for a few long travel days, as there are some big distances to cover, but we had good stops at least every couple of hours on those long days. There are a number of very early mornings, and if you’re doing the tour in winter, make sure you have your ...read more winter woolies, as it was very cold, particularly to watch the sunrise at Uluru!! Accommodation was excellent all the way. The rooms at Wilpena Pound Resort were more basic than the others, but they were comfortable and clean, and in a beautiful bush setting. Meals were fabulous, with plenty to choose from the set tour menu for each course, even for me being GF. Breakfasts in SA were by preorder due to COVID19 restrictions on buffets, but there were great buffet breakfasts in NT. As can be expected due to the isolation, costs for food/drinks/snacks/coffees at the outback roadhouses/shops are fairly high. If you need special dietary snacks/biscuits, I would suggest buying these at the supermarkets along the way, as not many of the roadhouses have these available. Strangely we saw only a handful of kangaroos the whole trip, but we did see a herd of about 20 camels as we drove out to Uluru, which was a treat. Huge flocks of wild budgies and cockatiels were seen all the time rising from the trees or off the road. The 3 hour walk at Wilpena Pound was lovely, and you can do as much as you like. It’s only at the end that you can choose to climb up an uneven rock path to get to the lookout over the pound before you head back down along the same flat track. I did the 11km Uluru base walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk is completely flat on a dirt/sand track. Most of it isn’t right at the base, but this gives you better views from a distance. You are given 3.5 hours to do the walk, and once you start walking, you’re committed, as the bus won’t pick you up from anywhere other than where they drop you off! A few of our group did the 3 hour King’s Canyon Rim Walk which they said was great, with views down into the canyon, however it starts off with 500 steep and uneven rock steps, so you need to be able to handle the steps and definitely not be afraid of heights if you want to take on that loop walk! The rest of us did the lovely canyon floor walk which took us just over an hour. We marveled at the amazing red canyon walls, beautiful white gums in the dry riverbed, and beautiful birds. Our tour director Dave Overton was fantastic - very friendly, helpful and funny, and he gave just the right amount of interesting commentary, without overloading us. Tom our driver was also excellent and friendly, and a very safe and careful driver. The bus had very comfortable leather seats, plenty of leg room, big windows for sightseeing, and a toilet on board if needed. Although they do have free Wi-Fi on board, it’s quite spasmodic, and on some days you can go hours without any internet or phone reception. It wasn’t until the start of the tour that I found that AAT Kings always run 3 different tours concurrently, so you may find that on the bus there will be guests doing the full Adelaide to Darwin tour, some are only doing the Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, and other guests will join you at Uluru for the Uluru to Darwin tour, so don’t be surprised if there are guests coming and going on the bus! Thanks to Georgie Walpole and the team for their assistance in keeping me appraised of things with my booking, and also with the ease that they transferred another booking to 2022 for me. This is the second time I’ve used Global Journeys, and I will continue to do so in the future.
Untamed Pilbara and West Coast   0 , WA, Australia, Jun 2021
A great way to see the diversity of Western Australia from the red dust in the Pilbara to the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean. While some early starts and long days are a necessity the coach was very comfortable, cleaned daily and sanitised regularly. Be prepared for cold nights and some windy days at this time of the year. If you want to see ...read more wildflowers I would suggest taking this trip in late August/September. Global Journeys took the hassle out of organising this trip. Everything went smoothly and a thanks to Georgie for her help.
Kata Tjuta, Uluru & Kings Canyon   0 , WA, Australia, May 2021
First time to join ATT King tour to Uluru which is different than normal group tour. The tour has different groups join in. They cancelled the Kata Tjuta Sunset in the first day is good, because the second day Sunset tour is the same thing! BBQ dinner was super! 4 days break is good enough. Spent a lot of time travel from Alice Spring to Uluru.
Great Introduction to the Top End   1 , QLD, Australia, May 2021
First time touring with AAT Kings but we'd travelled previously with associated companies Trafalgar and Insight Vacations. The top end scenery was great and we saw and did what we expected: swimming in waterfalls, Katherine Gorge cruise, Kakadu cruise, saw fresh and saltwater crocodiles, lots of birdlife and Aboriginal art on sandstone cliffs. The colours ...read more in this area are so vibrant! Accommodation was good, everything worked but don't expect anything flash. Included food was ok. The Tour Director told us at the tour meeting at the start that there were limited food options available due to lack of hospitality staff, we had to buy sandwiches for lunch every day as that was all that was available. There was only 1 optional and we didn't do that. A full bus of Aussies - all states except Tassie represented and all travellers were on time. Excellent Tour Director - Liz, she shared her extensive knowledge of flora and fauna as well as the local history. Thoroughly enjoyable tour.
Top End Highlights of NT   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2021
A great tour organised by AAT Kings of the Top End Highlights. The tour director Liz and Driver Mark were exceptional and were always available and nothing was a problem. They made sure everyone had plenty of water as it was quite hot. We ended up seeing what we wanted to see, and when we had to isolate we were not forgotten. This is the third ...read more time we have organised trips with Global Journeys and would not hesitate to book again.
Kimberley Highlights   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2021
Comfortable trip - accommodation and food excellent (had to stop eating breakfasts) - tour director (Cam) and driver (John) were first class always on hand to help the tourists. Highlights were the day trip to the Bungle Bungles and the fast cruise with the crazy Alaskan chick. We probably expected a slightly more adventurous trip a la Gibb River road ...read more but still very enjoyable. All the passengers got on well which is important with a trip like this.

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AAT Kings Guided Tours
AAT Kings Guided Tours

At AAT Kings we strive to represent the very best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. Our people are warm, friendly, engaged and enthusiastic. We love a laugh and a good story. We celebrate our great characters and our authentic personalities. We are always respectful, we deliver brilliant service and we are proud of our heritage and our culture.

Our goal every day is to share Australia and New Zealand with our guests and to bring these two amazing countries to life. You can relax in the comfort of knowing you're in the best of hands. We've got over 100 years of experience in taking care of absolutely everything so that you can get on with creating great new memories.

A Stress-Free Holiday!

Why go through the stress of trying to drive yourself when you could save the hassle of vehicle rental, misreading maps, risking missing out on seeing the right places and turning something that should be enjoyable into something quite stressful?

AAT Kings guided tours and short breaks are very convenient and provide the perfect remedy. All you need to do is jump on, sit back and relax and let someone else do all the driving for you. You'll have time to take it all in, learn about the area you're visiting, hear the insights from our expert Driver Guide and more importantly, enjoy the company of your family and friends.

A Stress-Free Holiday!
Our People
Our People

At AAT Kings we've assembled a range of fun, passionate, quirky, knowledgeable and talented people to help make your holiday great and one you'll remember forever. Our team of Driver Guides and Local Guides will bring your holiday to life and they'll share their passion for Australia and New Zealand in ways beyond the expected.

At AAT Kings we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced Driver Guides in the world. They'll provide the commentary, stories and insights behind each destination to allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, while also being an invaluable resource of knowledge and information throughout your holiday.

Travel in Style

AAT Kings fleet of luxury coaches include some of the newest on the road. Our vehicles are equipped with modern features such as comfortable reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, two-door access and state-of-the-art technology including DVD players, GPS and PA systems.

Our coaches also have cold water available to re-fill your water bottle or cup. We regularly upgrade our vehicles to ensure they meet the highest safety standards. Most recently, we've invested $8.5million on acquiring new, top of the range coaches for our fleet.

Travel in Style
Guided is the Way to Go!
Guided is the Way to Go!

Why go through the stress of trying to do it yourself and turn something that should be enjoyable into something stressful. Whether you're looking to explore Australia's stunning outback, the reef and rainforests of tropical Queensland, the rugged beauty of Western Australia and the Kimberley, the wilderness of Tasmania, cosmopolitan Sydney and Melbourne or the majestic landscapes of New Zealand, AAT Kings are the coach tour specialists that can take you there.

We'll take you to all the must-see sights and even share some stories and 'Hidden Gems' along the way that you'd never have known if travelling on your own.

Australian Short Breaks

If you need some time off to recharge your batteries, AAT Kings Short Breaks could be just the thing you need. Ranging from 2 to 8 days in length, our Aussie short breaks combine the must-see highlights of a destination with your choice of accommodation standard.

And, with more than 30 packages to choose from, you can discover the Red Centre, Top End, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and the Kimberley.

Australian Short Breaks

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Top 10 Aussie Travel Experiences for 2021

09 February, 2021

Top 10 Aussie Travel Experiences for 2021

Ready to go exploring? As 2021 unfolds we’re reawakening that ever so strong passion to once again travel. To meet new people who live extraordinary lives, embrace a culture different from our own. To learn something new, feel complete awe and see those ever so precious wonders. To have...

Northern Territory Highlights and WA Wildflowers On Show with AAT Kings

20 July, 2020

Northern Territory Highlights and WA Wildflowers On Show with AAT Kings

AAT Kings have over 100 years’ experience bringing Australian destinations to life. Since their inception in 1912 the local touring experts have continued to develop itineraries that represent the very best experiences on offer. Another two incredible journeys have been added to the AAT Kings’...

AAT Kings: New Health Measures for Your Wellbeing

23 June, 2020

AAT Kings: New Health Measures for Your Wellbeing

AAT Kings want travellers to feel confident to book their next holiday, reassured that they have put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The health and wellbeing of all guests and the team on the the road has always been, and always will be of...

Destination Spotlight: Australia's Extraordinary Red Centre with AAT Kings

15 January, 2020

Destination Spotlight: Australia's Extraordinary Red Centre with AAT Kings

It’s easy for Australians to overlook their own backyard when holiday planning, but the Northern Territory gives any natural landscape around the world a run for its money. The Red Centre was named #4 in Lonely Planet’s Top Regions to Travel in 2019, and if you didn’t make it this year, then...

AAT Kings FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with AAT Kings

What are the differences between the different tour types?

To suit different holiday styles AAT Kings offer a range of different touring types.

Guided Holidays

From 7 to 21 days, an AAT Kings guided coach holiday lets you fully explore a destination and immerse yourself in its landscape, history and culture. Our friendly Tour Directors will enhance your experience with their stories, local knowledge and sense of fun. They're genuine Aussie & Kiwi characters who'll ensure your holiday is one you'll never forget. AAT Kings offers two standards of Guided Holiday to suit your budget.

  • First Choice holidays offer premium accommodation in central locations, more meals and sightseeing inclusions, private car transfers, airport meet & greet, wine included with hotel dinners, plus unique 'You're invited' dining experiences.
  • Best Buys holidays offer great value, comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres and more free time.

Short Breaks (Australia)

Need some time off to recharge your batteries? Ranging from 2 to 7 days in length, AAT Kings short breaks combine the must-see highlights of Australia with your choice of accommodation along with selected meals. You'll travel with a different Driver Guide each day, so you'll benefit from the breadth of their combined knowledge and experience. Plus, you'll meet a different group of like-minded travellers each day. Discover the Red Centre, Top End, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.

Inspiring Journeys

Our Inspiring Journeys range of tours will introduce you to rich and immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting. You'll travel in luxury coaches and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with great cuisine to match. Our fascinating guides will take care of everything, leaving you free from the stress of holiday planning but also allowing you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of hands-on experiences. Best of all, you'll share your holiday with an average sized group of up to 20 like-minded travellers, giving you the chance to really get to know each other and create incredible holiday memories together.

Will our coach be comfortable and modern?

Yes, AAT Kings have one of the newest coach fleets in Australia & New Zealand. Our fully air-conditioned coaches are equipped with modern features like reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, and state-of-the-art technology including DVD player, GPS and PA systems. All AAT Kings itineraries include scheduled and regular rest breaks. Most of our coaches are also equipped with phone chargers and free WiFi to keep you in touch with the outside world.

What does it mean if I book on a non Guaranteed Departure?

AAT Kings have designated certain departures as Guaranteed Departures, which means they have reached minimum passenger numbers and will definitely run as scheduled. Global Journeys continue to add Guaranteed Departure status to tours online as they achieve minimum numbers. If you book on a non Guaranteed Departure AAT Kings will determine if the tour will operate no later than 6 weeks prior to departure. If the tour is withdrawn we will work to offer you a suitable alternative. If you aren't happy with the options offered any money paid on your booking will be refunded.

What documentation will I receive?

This depends on the touring style you are booking. Short Break bookings will receive e-documentation. If you are booking an AAT Kings guided holiday (First Choice, Best Buys or Inspiring Journey) you will receive a travel wallet and luggage tag. Plus, we'll give you a map of Australia or New Zealand to follow your journey as a memento of your holiday.

When will I receive my travel documents?

Travel documents for AAT Kings guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.

Who can I expect to travel with on an AAT Kings tour?

With such a diverse range of destinations and touring styles there is no set age or type who travel with AAT, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on our guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40. As AAT Kings is sold internationally you will also find that there are people from all over the world on their tours, particularly North Americans, British, Europeans and many Asian nations.

How many other people will I be travelling with?

Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people, so there is a great opportunity to mingle and make new friends.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 per person, should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, up to 7 days prior to your departure date, AAT Kings will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote (additional benefits also provided - please read), let us know when you enquire with us.

Is there a luggage allowance?

Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30" x 18" x 10" (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12" x 11" x 6" (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. If you have any concerns with regards to your luggage allowance please contact your Global Journeys consultant.

Do I need to tip my Tour Director, Driver or Driver guide?

While it's not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand, tipping is becoming an increasingly accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, but particularly in restaurants, bars and taxis. Likewise on your AAT Kings tour, if you feel that your Tour Director, Driver or Driver Guide has done an excellent job, then we would recommend tipping up to the equivalent of $5 per day. However, it's not compulsory. It is up to you!

What options do I have if I am travelling alone?

The beauty of travelling with AAT Kings is that you won't be travelling alone. You'll have a group of like-minded travellers and soon to be friends to share in the experience with. They also offer a room matching service on all guided tours (not applicable on Short Breaks) so you don't have to pay a single room supplement. AAT Kings room matching service means they will work to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender, but if they can't, they will provide a single room at no extra cost.

Can I travel with children on AAT King's coach tours?

Yes, they can accommodate children, however they must be over 6 years of age. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. AAT Kings do recommend that people travelling with children consider whether the itinerary is suitable, in particular the activities involved and the duration of the tour to ensure children's comfort.

Can I reserve a seat at the front of the coach?

To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, AAT Kings has a seat rotation policy on all their holidays. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.

Are the luggage restrictions really strict? What happens if I go over?

Yes! Owing to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs). We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals).

You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your AAT Kings Holiday.

Will I have time on my own?

Yes, AAT pride themselves on offering the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time. While many amazing must-see experiences are included, there is also time to shop, explore, relax in a local café or take a walk.

How often do we stop?

On travelling days you will stop every 2 to 3 hours either at a rest stop where you will have access to food and facilities or for sightseeing, activities or free time.

What meals will be served?

On guided holidays many meals such as breakfasts and dinners are included. There are some meals AAT Kings intentionally don’t include, like lunches and some dinners, to give you the flexibility to explore in your free time and try all kinds of local cuisine.

Breakfast is included daily on our guided holidays and generally comprises of cereals, fruit juices and a selection of cooked dishes such as eggs, bacon and sausages, plus, toast, preserves, tea and coffee. Many dinners are also included and always provide choice with either quality buffet or a la carte menu to choose from. Dinner is accompanied by dessert options and tea and coffee.

On guided holidays AAT also include special Highlight Dinners that are an experience in their own right, like a BBQ dinner under the stars at Uluru or a traditional Maori Hangi feast. AAT King's 'You're invited' dining experiences give travellers unique meal experiences, with the opportunity to feel the true essence of a destination through its history, its locals and its produce.

To allow for maximum flexibility and choice, AAT King's Short Breaks packages do not include meals unless specified in the itinerary.

What are Optional Experiences?

AAT have included the must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.

There is no need to pre-book as Optional Experiences are organised by your Travel Director or Driver Guide whilst on tour. Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card.

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip with pre or post accommodation booked through Global Journeys and AAT Kings. If you're travelling on a First Choice Guided Holiday in New Zealand, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel by private car. If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.

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