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Choose from 8 Inspiring Journeys tours and read 15 verified Inspiring Journeys reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Inspiring Journeys tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel advisor to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
AGE RANGE: 16-99 Years
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  15 Reviews (4.9/5)
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6 Days Alice Springs to Alice Springs

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5 Days Darwin to Darwin

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12 Days Christchurch to Christchurch

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8 Days Wellington to Auckland

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Inspiring Journeys New Zealand
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AVG. RATING 4.9 / 5
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NZ's Southern Drift tour was beyond my expectations.   0 , Australia, Jan 2024
Thank you to Tracey, our travel advisor. The wonderful sights and experiences in New Zealand will truly be remembered. The tour director and the driver were notably fabulous. We were always informed, organized and safe, even in our periods of free time. The coach was super comfortable, and we had ample stops.
Outback Contrasts - Fantastic Tour     0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Had so many highlights on this tour, it's hard to single one out. Uluru and Kings Canyon would have to be up there. Seeing Uluru both at sunset and sunrise was fantastic, as was the 'Under a Desert Moon' degustion dinner and completing the rim walk at Kings Canyon. Our Outback BBQ dinner on the last night was a fabulous way to wrap up this amazing ...read more tour. Our tour director, Tony, was fantastic- a wealth of knowledge and so much fun! Couldn't have asked for a better tour leader. Phil, our driver was also great, friendly and helpful. All included meals and accommodation were great. Mid September was a wonderful time to visit the Red Centre.
Worry free and very comfortable journey from Auckland to Wellington in New Zealand.   0 , QLD, Australia, Feb 2023
Our Tour Director, Cam and our Driver, Brian were extremely efficient and experienced as well as being very pleasant. They made our journey most enjoyable. Cam made every effort to ensure that all went according to plan and attend to our every need. I would not hesitate to book another holiday with Inspiring Journeys.
Kakadu's Ancient Secrets revealed in a relaxing tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
Tony our guide and Oly our driver looked after us in a thoroughly professional manner. We had enoughtime to enjoy the sights without being rushed and being in a small group made the whole process easier, i.e. no long queues when arriving at hotels, restaurants etc. Tony was very knowledgable and kept us entertained throughout the trip.
Kakadu was magnificent   0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2021
Everything about this trip was magnificent. The accommodation, the bus, the journey, the driver/Guide Michael, Aerial journey over Kakadu, attractions, Katherine Gorge and the sunset river cruise dinner was just out of this world. We were the only Vegetarians/Vegans in the group and we were looked after very well in the food that was served to us. Special ...read more mention to Driver/Guide Michael who was very caring, knowledgeable, patient, witty and made the whole trip a very memorable one. Good on you mate!

Jemma and the girls in Global Journeys were very proactive, answering all our questions and more, and made sure that our above trip went smoothly. Excellent customer service.
Amazing adventure   2 , WA, Australia, Jul 2018
Booking with Global journeys was easy. They were very thorough and helpful. The tour was absolutely amazing and delivered everything it promised. We stayed at amazing accommodation and the meals were 5 star. We learnt so much about the Northern Territory from our tour guide and had lots of fun experiences.
Great trip   4 , NSW, Australia, May 2018
Only 17 guests [max 20] on this tour made for a cohesive and enjoyable group. Our guide/driver Gordon was informative and professional. Due to a gearbox failure in the 4WD vehicle prior to our trip, we started the tour in a standard coach. however, AAT Kings went out of their way to expedite repairs of this vehicle, and delivered it mid trip so we ...read more did not miss any sightseeing.

Accommodation and dinners on tour were first rate, lunches [picnic style] were sometimes a little underwhelming [but understandable due to remoteness]. Having plenty of water, drinks and snacks onboard the vehicle at all times was an added bonus. Activities and sightseeing on tour were excellent, and the optional helicopter flight was great. Some activities were more strenuous than others, but there was always an alternative for the “not so fit”. Our driver also included some “not on itinerary stops”. All in all, a great trip!
Perfect holiday   2 , VIC, Australia, Mar 2018
The quality of attention to detail for us was 100%. It was a perfect holiday, perfect weather and a really lovely standard of bus. Tour Director and bus driver were so helpful, considerate and friendly, as were the other people travelling with us. Accommodation standard was really good, especially the Puka Park Tree Tops cabins.

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Australia & NZ

Australia & NZ (2024-25)

Meet our vibrant makers and creators, and the local storytellers whose passion it is to share with you the very best of these unique lands. Your Small Group journey will be expertly curated with no detail forgotten, ensuring your adventure is seamless,...more stress free and timed to perfection. With more than 100 years’ experience in showcasing these mesmerising locations, we’ve collected a wealth of unmatched knowledge and passion that allows us to create an unforgettable travel experience for you.
Australia & NZ

Australia & NZ (2023-24)

Dive into our brochure, where vibrant local storytellers and culinary delights await. Expertly guided tours promise iconic sights and moments of wonder. With over 100 years of unmatched expertise, our small group journeys guarantee a seamless, perfectly-timed...more adventure, encapsulating the very best of these mesmerising destinations.

The Inspiring Journeys Experience Choose to travel with Inspiring Journeys on your next adventure!

Inspiring Small Group Touring
Inspiring Small Group Touring

Satisfy your hunger for travel through immersive, boutique small group experience with Inspiring Journeys. Choose from a range of inspiring journeys to the most magnificent, breathtaking and iconic locations in Australia and New Zealand.

With expert Travel Directors and Driver Guides to take care of the details, you can rest easy and focus on the most important part - the journey.

Inspiring Experiences
Inspiring Experiences

Create lasting memories at every destination you visit. Take part in authentic and enriching experiences that feature locals to the destination, as well as breathtaking landscapes. Tailor your journey to suit your tastes, and dive straight into in as many activities and experiences as you please.

Whether you're gliding along the calm waters of the Milford Sound, or viewing ancient Indigenous rock art, you'll be left with inspiring stories to last a lifetime.

Travel in Luxury
Travel in Luxury

Either by fully air-conditioned luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles, travel in style on your small group journey. Relax in reclining seats with footrests, as you take in the magnificent scenery through panoramic windows.

Enjoy on-board complimentary drinks and snacks as you travel between destinations. The convenience of an on-board restroom, plus phone chargers and free WiFi (where available) will ensure travel throughout your journey is as comfortable as possible.

Unwind in Comfort
Unwind in Comfort

All of our trips feature hand-picked accommodation, ensuring you can relax in comfort over the course of your journey. On many tours, you will have the chance to stay somewhere truly inspiring, with genuine connections between nature and the destination.

Whether it's an eco-lodge in the heart of a pristine national park or a boutique hotel in a picturesque country town, their hospitality and impeccable service will have you refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Guiding Your Journey
Guiding Your Journey

Have peace of mind knowing you can rely on the expertise of our Travel Directors and Driver Guides, who will be there to help ensure your journey through Australia and New Zealand an unforgettable one.

With a deep understanding of every destination, a plethora of personal experience and a genuine passion for travel, you'll be sure to get the most out of your journey.

Explore More Explore more Your guide to travelling with Inspiring Journeys

Tasmanian Food and Wine Tasting Guide

05 January, 2021

Tasmanian Food and Wine Tasting Guide

The food and wine scene in Tasmania is more than thriving. With an abundance of growers, makers and creators, it has become a vibrant part of local Tassie life. Some of Australia's best produce is grown in Tasmania, from orchards of pears, apples and cherries to fields of lavender. Did you...

Inspiring Journeys Bring Local Flavours to Life in Australia

22 July, 2020

Inspiring Journeys Bring Local Flavours to Life in Australia

Gastronomy and travel are inextricably intertwined, with wining and dining often some of the most treasured travel experiences for many. Local producers are part of the very fabric of many regions across Australia and getting an insight into their daily lives and their produce provides an...

Inspiring Journeys: Looking After Your Wellbeing

25 June, 2020

Inspiring Journeys: Looking After Your Wellbeing

Preparing for the return of travel in Australia and New Zealand, Inspiring Journeys have put numerous new measures in place to elevate the hygiene standards and protocols on their trips. The health and wellbeing of guests and their team has always been, and always will be of primary concern....

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems

05 December, 2019

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Fulfil that yearning to find new experiences close to home when you embark on a perfect getaway with Inspiring Journeys in Victoria, where you will find something new to delight in at every turn.  Renowned for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and cityscapes, dramatic coastal drives, and quaint...

Inspiring Journeys FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Inspiring Journeys

Will our coach be comfortable and modern?

Yes, Inspiring Journeys have one of the newest coach fleets in Australia & New Zealand. Our fully air-conditioned coaches are equipped with modern features like reclining seats and footrests, panoramic windows, and an on-board restroom. All Inspiring Journeys itineraries include scheduled and regular rest breaks. 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?

Inspiring Journeys 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 Inspiring Journeys 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?

Inspiring Journey clients 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 Inspiring Journeys 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 Inspiring Journeys tour?

With such a diverse range of destinations and touring styles there is no set age or type who travel with Inspiring Journeys, 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?

On an Inspiring Journey we’ll introduce you to rich and immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting (maximum 20 guests). You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with cuisine to match.

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, Inspiring Journeys 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 alos provided - please read), let us know when enquiring.

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 travel advisor.

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 Inspiring Journey, 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 Inspiring Journeys 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 so you don't have to pay a single room supplement. The room matching service means Inspiring Journey 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 Inspiring Journeys coach tours?

Yes, they can accommodate children, but are required to be a minimum age of 5 years or older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.Inspiring Journeys 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, Inspiring Journeys 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 holiday.

Will I have time on my own?

Yes, Inspiring Journeys 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 an Inspiring Journeys many meals such as breakfasts and dinners are included. There are some meals Inspiring Journeys 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 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.

Inspiring Journeys 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. Inspiring Journeys '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.

What are Optional Experiences?

Inspiring Journeys include the must-see and must-do experiences on all 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 Inspiring Journeys' hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your journey, or if have booked pre or post accommodation through Global Journeys and Inspiring Journeys. Airport transfers will be provided only for guests who have advised us of their flight details a minimum of 45 days prior to your tour departure date.

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