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AAT Kings Reviews: (343)
Tours on Sale: 86
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Small Group Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand

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New Zealand (22 Trips)

343 AAT Kings Tour Reviews

Read the reviews for AAT Kings from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

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Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 343 user reviews.

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QLD, Australia
Nov 2017
1 Trip
“Tasmanian Wonders”
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Guide - very knowledgeable - hotels - good including breakfast - pace - suitable to most people's ability -
rotation system - great, never seen this before and gives everyone a chance not only to sit in best seats but to
meet all the other passengers.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Trips
“Great intro to Tassie”
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Whole tour was very enjoyable. Accommodation was first class. I was a single traveller and my room mate was very good. No problems. The world heritage areas were spectacular including Cradle Mountain where the Chalet has an very interesting history which was very well explained. The tour guide was brilliant and her ability to impart the history of the Murder of the Aborigines, and the cruelty to the convicts, was appreciated . My fellow travellers were all kind and courteous.
WA, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Trip
“Perfect Tour”
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This was the perfect tour for us. The 4WD tour was excellent. Rich was a passionate guide and got us climbing the rocks to see some awesome rock art. This was done at a leisurely pace and no question was stupid. Beautiful lunch by a billabong. Croc hotel was a good base for this tour as well and food was reasonably priced. We also did the scenic flight on the first morning and was dropped off at Jabiru Airport and flew over Kakadu to Cooinda where we met the coach again to do the Yellow River tour. We would recommend doing this flight as it really puts everything into perspective. The river cruise on the last day was also a highlight and the number of crocs by Cahill crossing really opened your eyes. We would thoroughly recommend doing this tour.
SA, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Trip
“Brilliant tour of NZ”
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A busy but rewarding and fulfilling tour. AAT and staff were brilliant, particularly the small female bus driver (Monica), wow, some of the tight squeezes she manoeuvred the bus into, many would not have fitted a car!!! Overall brilliant, so will just mention the couple of low lights. New room access cards used at one motel, didn't work, and many had trouble with them, and lift situation at one motel was woeful, it took 45 minutes for the last of our 48 crew to get into a lift to get to their room after a long day.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
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Impressed with AAT Kings organisation. Overall the hotel accommodation was good and the meals provided were of good quality. Main complaint was that there were no separate shower recesses - only shower over baths. I find it difficult to get in and out of baths. Perhaps when filling in future details there be space to check that need.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
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“Relaxing way to experience the best of Tasmania.”
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A great coach tour which comprehensively covered Tasmania. The well planned itinerary showed us much of the beauty of Tasmania and the character of it's people. The hotels and included meals were all very good. Our tour director Margaret and driver Tom were world class, keeping us well informed, entertained and safe. Global Journeys were again very helpful - thanks Madeline. Our highlight was the snow dump that greeted us at the Cradle Mountain hotel. The only thing we didn't like is the very steep middle steps on the new AAT coach (front ones were a bit better).
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
2 Trips
“Well organised.”
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Well organised independent look at Far North Queensland. Tours to Cape Tribulation, the Reef andKurunda were well designed to experience the areas in a short amount of time. Accommodation excellent!
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Very memorable trip. ”
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What a great time we have just had at Kakadu/Arnhem land. The drivers were outstanding, the scenery and wildlife spectacular. Accommodation a little tired but fitted the purpose. Overall fantastic.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2017
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“Wonderful Kimberley's adventure ”
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We had the best trip thanks to AAT Kings and our wonderful Tour director Dave and Best bus driver Warren. They made our trip trouble free and everything ran to plan. They do a fantastic job and Daves knowledge is unbelievable. The places we stayed were wonderful and the food was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the outback show in Katherine. The flight over the Bungle bungles was a special treat.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Kakadu 2 day trip”
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As it was our first time to Kakadu we found it to be very enjoyable, covering all aspects that was of interest in that part of the country, our first day lunch time was cut a bit short but I understand the distance that had to be travelled. Overall a most enjoyable trip.
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About AAT Kings

Why you should choose to travel with AAT Kings on your next holiday
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.

Flexibility & Freedom
Flexibility & Freedom

Our tours offer free time, so there’ll be plenty of scope to take time out for yourself. Whether that’s some retail therapy, sampling the local cuisine, generally relaxing or choosing from our great range of optional activities – it’s completely up to you.

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.

AAT Kings Australian Short Breaks
AAT Kings 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.

AAT Kings FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions AAT Kings receive from their clients
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

On an Inspiring Journey we'll 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.

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 your guided 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.

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impacttravel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that AAT Kings be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with AAT Kings

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on the scheduled start and end days of Guided Holidays, Inspiring Journeys and Short Breaks 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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