AAT Kings is the premier coach tour holiday operator in Australia and New Zealand, with a long history in providing quality touring experiences, which can be traced back to the early 1900’s. AAT Kings operates approximately 70 vehicles across its diverse program of extended holidays and short break holidays and offers a choice of either first class accommodation, camping safaris or small group adventure tours.
In 2005 AAT Kings invested over $17 million into upgrading their already luxurious fleet and took delivery of 38 specially designed Mercedes Benz coaches featuring air-conditioning, reclining seats with extra leg room and seatbelts, two door access, high deck flooring and large windows for panoramic views and an onboard restroom. Luxurious extras include an amazing flat screen plasma TV, DVD player and CD player onboard.
AAT Kings provides exceptional service with professional and experienced tour directors able to advise on opportunities for independent sightseeing, shopping and dining, in addition to their extensive tour knowledge.Based in Sydney, AAT Kings employs more than 400 staff worldwide and has branch offices in Los Angeles, London, Munich, Toronto and Auckland.
In 1997 AAT Kings joined international travel and touring group The Travel Corporation. Other companies in The Travel Corporation group include Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations, Creative Holidays and Busabout Europe.
In 2004 AAT Kings was named Best Tour Operator at The Australian newspaper’s Travel and Tourism Awards which recognise excellence in the domestic tourism and hospitality industry. The awards were voted for by thousands of readers of The Australian, Australia’s only national broadsheet newspaper.
Recognised as a leader in its field, AAT Kings broke new ground in indigenous tourism in April 2002 by becoming the first national tour operator to incorporate interactive Aboriginal Cultural Experiences in its main touring program.
The Aboriginal Cultural Experiences (ACE) program has since received many awards including an AMI (Australian Marketing Institute) National Award for Marketing Excellence in the Tourism and Leisure category (2002), a Victorian state AMI National Award for Marketing Excellence in the Tourism and Leisure category (2002) and two National Multicultural Marketing Awards in the Big Business and Export categories (2002).
AAT Kings are the undisputed Northern Territory specialist, with more product and a larger fleet operating in this region than any other holiday company.
AAT Kings specialize in only Australia and New Zealand, so nobody knows these areas better. We run extensive tours in Queensland, Southern Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand - including a Low Cost escorted holiday program in New Zealand, Tasmania and Queensland.
In New Zealand, itineraries range from four to 17 days duration, exploring both North and South islands, highlighting places of interest such as the Bay of Islands and Rotorua.
AAT Kings offers a wide range of escorted tours, short breaks, 4WD Adventure Safaris, Camping Adventures and Day Tour programs throughout Australia and New Zealand .
Escorted accommodated holidays
Escorted holidays with passengers accommodated at superior, first class properties comprise AAT Kings flagship products and range in length from shorter duration tours starting at three days up to comprehensive tours of 31 days.
AAT Kings’ optional sightseeing opportunities provide passengers with flexibility to tailor a holiday to their individual interests. Fully planned itineraries allow passengers to take advantage of AAT Kings local-knowledge, and ensure comfortable travel without the daily hassle of organising accommodation or meals.
New Zealand Escorted Touring and Short Breaks
Fully escorted tours ranging from four to 18 days, independent short break packages ranging from four to seven days and luxury lodge breaks in the land of the long white cloud.
Fully escorted tours of the red centre ranging from four to 29 days. Experience Ayers Rock(Uluru) , Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell Ranges, authentic Aboriginal rock art, cruise in search of crocodiles or marvel at the wonders of Kakadu.
Fully escorted eight to 15 day tours of Queensland. Discover Queensland's renowned beaches, take a guided 4WD adventure of Fraser Island, visit the Great Barrier Reef or exclusive Port Douglas.
Three to 14 day tour programs exploring Australia’s capital region, the Snowy Mountains, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Flinders Ranges, Barossa and Hunter Valleys, Blue Mountains and historic towns.
Fully escorted three to 14 day tour programs exploring the natural beauty and colonial history of the apple isle.
Fully escorted tours ranging from five to 29 days in length exploring the Kimberley, Monkey Mia, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, Argyle Diamond Mine, Valley of the Giants, El Questro Wilderness Park and the Pilbara region.
Low Cost escorted accommodated holidays
AAT Kings offer a range of Low Cost escorted accommodated holidays in New Zealand, Queensland and Tasmania, ideal for travellers who want the advantages of quality escorted touring at an affordable price.
The savings on AAT Kings Low Cost tours are achieved using quality three star hotels and compacted sightseeing excursions while still including all the “must see" highlights.
AAT Kings Camping Adventures unlock a world of discovery as passengers come in close contact with Australia’s natural beauty. Camping under the stars is always a revitalizing experience, allowing travellers to become part of nature and with AAT Kings the experience is even better when you wake every morning to a fully cooked breakfast prepared by the tour’s dedicated safari cook.
Camping Adventures are tent accommodated in AAT Kings approved camping grounds, which are the best available sites in all regions. Campsites are chosen for their excellent facilities such as showers, barbecues or kitchens, as well as their inherent natural beauty and proximity to sightseeing destinations. Wilderness bush camps are also usually part of the itinerary which gives an opportunity to see the Aussie bush at its best.
The camping adventures are designed to be a fun holiday, experiencing Australia’s great outdoors and made more memorable with great sightseeing opportunities and comprehensive itineraries.
Comfort and safety is foremost with travel by luxury Mercedes-Benz coach and all equipment is provided ensuring an enjoyable camping experience – passengers are even supplied with a free camping essentials kit to keep as a souvenir of their trip.
AAT Kings caters for independent holiday-makers, offering a unique range of short breaks to complement personal itineraries and provide some exceptionally memorable experiences.
AAT Kings has extensive day tour programs in Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock and Darwin. These tours are extremely popular with intercity and overseas tourists.
The Small Group Adventures program offers intrepid travellers a way to experience the vast, landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. AAT Kings’ Small Group Adventures are designed for the young or young at heart who want to actively explore the best of the great outdoors off the beaten track while still enjoying the benefits of an escorted holiday.
AAT Kings also operates a comprehensive coach charter service catering for special groups, incentives and conference traffic. This includes advice to clients on all aspects of the charter including itinerary planning and the organising of accommodation,
special events, airport transfers and requirements for pre and post charter travel and touring.
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