Our partners at AAT Kings has decided to round up some of the many amazing experiences that can be found in our great land down under.
Australia is unsurprisingly proving to be a booming destination for international travellers. In light of this, locals are also starting to be more inspired to explore the charms that their own backyard has to offer. Which of these are on your bucket list?
Nothing symbolises the essence of Australia more than the vast outback. On AAT Kings’ 5-day Outback Australia – The Colour of Red Inspiring Journey, discover the treasures of the Red Centre while enjoying first class gourmet experiences on the way. Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta and experience a spectacular Red Centre sunset. Learn about Uluru’s sacred sights with an Aboriginal Guide and toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine. Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views of the red landscape and taste traditional bush tucker in Alice Springs.
Cruising on the Kimberley
The Kimberley region demonstrates the unique attributes that define the Australian wilderness. From rugged gorges to sandy shores, lush waterfalls and blue waters, the outback landscape carved by millions of years of tidal patterns, provides endless opportunities for discovery. AAT Kings’ 11-day Untamed Kimberley Guided Holiday takes you on an awe-inspiring cruise on the Katherine Gorge to engage with the spirituality of the land and view the ancient Aboriginal rock art. Watch the landscape transform as you journey across Aboriginal homelands and pastoral leases into Kununurra, the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining.
Tropical East Coast + Whitsundays
Australia’s East Coast is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. AAT Kings’ 13-day East Coast Islands and Rainforests Guided Holiday travels from Sydney to Cairns, uncovering the coastline’s many tropical treasures along the way. Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef for an awe-inspiring snorkel, enjoy a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and let your hair down in the ultimate holiday town of Noosa. Arrive in Hamilton Island, otherwise known as ‘paradise’, and enjoy the pristine beach surroundings with a cruise to explore famous Whitehaven Beach.
Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road
If you are visiting Victoria, the famous Penguin Parade and the Great Ocean Road are not to be missed. On AAT Kings’ 4-day Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road Short Break you will experience cosmopolitan Melbourne taking in Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Travel to Maru Animal Park to get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus before heading to scenic Phillip Island. Enjoy the island’s unparalleled coastal views and as the sun begins to set, head to the Penguin Parade to witness the cute little penguins emerge from the sea to return home to their burrows on the beach. Next you will have the chance to admire Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road and visit the sea-side town of Port Campbell. Drive through the beautiful Otway National Park before reaching the breath-taking Twelve Apostles and enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout.
The greater Sydney region
Australia is not only renowned for its diverse natural landscapes, but also entices travellers for its cosmopolitan coastal cities. AAT Kings’ collection of Day Tours caters to the traveller who likes to make the most of their time in a new city, ticking off all the best sites and experiences that Australia’s prominent urban hubs have to offer. For example, witness the beauty of sunny Sydney on AAT Kings’ Spectacular Sydney Day Tour. From world-famous Bondi Beach, to Darling Harbour gems including The Gap, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Harbour Bridge, this nine and a half hour day tour is the easiest and most thorough way of experiencing the best of Sydney.
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