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TOTAL TRIPS: 68
AGE RANGE: 5-99 Years
BUDGET: Affordable & Premium
448 Reviews (4.5/5)
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AAT Kings Reviews (448) View all 448 AAT Kings reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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Tasmanian Wonders   0 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
Very comprehensive tour of Tasmania - gave us a real insight in to the varying landscape and the history of the state. We went to places that we would never had gone to had we planned a tour ourselves. Weather was beautiful and really gave us the chance to explore.
New Zealand Uncovered     0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
Our Tour Director’s knowledge of NZ was impressive and the factual information and other interesting tales passed on to us during our time on the coach was delivered in a very pleasant, upbeat voice. Our Driver drove safely all of the 3,864km covered during the journey.

Included Experiences: The visits to the Kiwifruit Farm and Monteith Brewery ...read more were interesting, the Te Puia Whakawerawera visit as well as the Tamaki Maori Village Concert and Maori Hangi meal were both amazing as was the cruise across the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound.

The boat ride on Lake Manapouri was thoroughly enjoyable and the stop at Mirror Lakes was amazing. The Milford Sound cruise was an unforgettable experience as was the cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw and dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The Pancake Rocks, Blowholes and scenery at Punakaiki were great experiences.

Optional Experiences – The Amphibious WWII era Duck at Rotorua was thoroughly enjoyable, the Speights Brewery in Dunedin was interesting, the flight from Te Anau to Queenstown was spectacular and the Skippers Canyon Drive and Jet Boat were exhilarating – all well worth doing. The helicopter at Franz Joseph Glacier seats 6 passengers in a tight squeeze and the flight path tracks on the right hand side of Fox Glacier and down on the right hand side of Franz Joseph Glacier, therefore one’s experience depends on where you are seated. The really enjoyable part was getting out and walking on Fox Glacier. The accommodation was very good across the board and the included meals were delicious. Overall a great experience!
Perfect Tasmania   0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
Thank you for the most wonderful travel experience. The tour was amazing with AAT Kings and the tour director Dave was professional, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Dave is an asset to the company. Perfect Tasmania is a fantastic tour showcasing Tasmania's highlights, highly recommend. Accommodation was of a very ...read more high standard and the food amazing. We meet some fantastic people and formed new friendships. Thank you Georgie from Global Journeys in booking our trip and making everything so easy for us. We certainly will book another trip with you.
Excellent tour     0 , VIC, Australia, Oct 2022
This tour of Tasmania covered all the main landmarks in Tasmania. Although there were 48 passengers we all were on time. The driver Tom was excellent especially around those winding roads. The weather in October was perfect with only one wet day. The sights of Tasmania from cradle mountain, Bicheno and Derwent river cruise my favorite. Tasmania has ...read more so much to offer. Loved it. Only fault was it was a hectic tour. With only one half day to ourselves in 10 days.
An adventure to behold exploring the wonders of Western Australia   0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
We have been really happy with the service and assistance provided by Hannah at Global Journeys. This was our third tour with AAT Kings in Australia and we would thoroughly recommend them to our family and friends. The Tour Director Liz was amazing. She was very well organized and had a great wealth of knowledge of the entire area covered by the tour. ...read more Lee our Bus Driver was exceptional and a really safe driver. He was very curteous and always willing to assist all members of the group.

Liz and Lee joined in all activities which made for a happy group and an enjoyable trip. They were fantastic. Highlights of the trip included the wild flowers, the different types of vegetation, the beautiful beaches and the historic buildings along the way. Would like to make special mention of "Sheena" who welcomed us with open arms to Wave Rock, an amazing woman who has dedicated her life to promoting this area to the world.
Tasmanian Wonders     0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
I was very impressed with our AAT Kings tour. The places we visited over 10 days were amazing. The was a good balance between travel (in the bus), stops to experience a natural treasure and toilet stops. (Most important) The Travel Director (Margaret C) was impressive. She knew heaps about all places we visited, was efficient and well organised and ...read more genuinely concerned about the well-being of each of us. Tom our driver was great too. I had the best time and wouldn’t hesitate recommending AAT Kings to others.
Outback Adventure     0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2022
The tour was organised exceptionally well, we had a fantastic time. Thank you Tracey for all your help, you made it stress free. Will definitely book through Global Journeys again.
SW WA Explorer   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
Overall an excellent tour. Tour director and driver did a very good job. Accommodation and meals were generally excellent. Two exeptions, the Perth Hotel which was way past its use by date and Rydges at Fremantle which put on a fairly ordinary farewell dinner. AAT could have been more upfront about their Covid restrictions rather than leaving it to ...read more the TD to advise.
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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!
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Explore More Explore more Your guide to travelling with AAT Kings

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Northern Territory Highlights and WA Wildflowers On Show with AAT Kings

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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 Tour 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-Definite Departure?

AAT Kings have designated certain departures as Definite Departures, which means they have reached minimum passenger numbers and will definitely run as scheduled. Global Journeys continue to add Definite Departure status to tours online as they achieve minimum numbers. If you book on a Non-Definite 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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