Australia and New Zealand come to life in style
Featuring eight unique itineraries across Australia and New Zealand, the new 2018/2019 Inspiring Journeys brochure provides guests the opportunity to rekindle their passion for travel through immersive, boutique experiences. The incredible portfolio features journeys ranging from 5 to 22 days to the most idyllic, breathtaking and iconic locations in Australia and New Zealand. Guests travel in small groups of up to 20 like-minded travellers, with no children under 12 – with expert Travel Directors taking care of everything, so guests can sit back and be inspired by the journey.
Inspiring Journeys offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of holiday planning, with the flexibility to shape the guests’ personal journey. Each itinerary is designed to be catered to individual tastes by offering a range of authentic and enriching experiences where guests can:
Discover Be spellbound by breathtaking landscapes and iconic locations
Explore Feel like a local by uncovering the hidden gems and insider experiences
Immerse Delight in the rich cultural heritage at the heart of each destination
Relax Take time to unwind, sample delicious meals made from local produce and enjoy stylish accommodation
The Inspiring Journeys portfolio covers the breadth of Australia with four enchanting itineraries encompassing Inspiring Australia, a 13-day bespoke jaunt from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Our two bestselling itineraries, the five day Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets awaits the inquisitive, and adventure seekers can spend time exploring the five day Outback Australia: Colour of Redtrip through spiritual Uluru and Alice Springs.
An incredible NEW itinerary Victoria’s Hidden Gems, has been added to next year’s program, unearthing the secrets of the stunning state. From cosmopolitan Melbourne’s hidden laneways and edgy cafés through to indigenous cultural experiences in the Grampians. Guests will travel along one of Australia’s iconic road trips: The Great Ocean Road and stay in boutique accommodation on the way with gourmet food experiences to match. Guests will stay at the likes of Dunkeld’s renowned Royal Mail Hotel and dine at its signature restaurant Wickens, they’ll visit Lindenderry at Red Hill and its delightful Linden Tree Restaurant as well as the acclaimed Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel in Hepburn.
New Zealand’s wonders will be unlocked with the range of wonderful trips through The Endless Shores, an 11-day exploration from Wellington through to Auckland. The Southern Drift will see guests venture into parts of the South Island less travelled over 12 days – from the spectacular vistas of Mt. Cook through to Milford Sound. The bestselling The Long White Cloud New Zealand itinerary, delves into the scenic delights of New Zealand over 22 days, combining natural beauty with boutique comfort as guests stay overnight in the rainforests of Franz Josef at the foothills of Mt. Cook, sleep among the treetops in the Coromandel Ranges and journey into the deep south to the wild and pristine landscapes of Stewart Island.
The NEW ten-day Inspiring New Zealand journey spans both the North and South islands revealing cosmopolitan cities, majestic snow-capped mountains, pristine coastlines, as guests indulge their taste buds along the way. In the North Island, guests will explore vibrant Auckland, experience the history and traditions of Maori culture in Rotorua, and discover urban Wellington. And in the spectacular South Island, they’ll let their hair down in alpine adventure capital Queenstown and marvel at amazing Doubtful Sound. Perfect for the time pressed guest who wants to uncover the best of both islands.
Inspiring Journeys is dedicated to showcasing these destinations along the path lesser known, connecting travellers and showing stunning landscapes and culture to the premium-minded traveller. Hans Belle, Managing Director of AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys, commented: “We are delighted to unveil our most well-rounded boutique offering to date, to inspire agent partners to share the beauty of Australia and New Zealand with their clients, a great option for seasoned travellers that want a different experience or a first-timer to these scenic countries that wants to see them in style. These destinations are undoubtedly special on their own, though combined with the Inspiring Journeys treatment they become truly unforgettable.”
A Fantastic 10% Early Payment Discount is available for guests who book and pay in full before 31 January 2018.