Wild Awaits: Are you ready to roam beyond the ordinary?

GrownUps Holidays travel partner, AAT Kings, have spent more than 100 years out in the field perfecting holidays. That’s 36,500 days of meeting the country’s quirkiest (and most knowledgeable) characters, heading off-grid to find hidden haunts, working with chefs to perfect meals, and mapping out routes that reveal the true soul of your destination.

The result? Tales from locals in Alice Springs who have dedicated a lifetime to sustainability in the vast desert. Farm-to-table freshness and tasting Tasmania cider in an orchard, sweetness perfected with a centuries-worth of skill. A dazzling display at the Dark Sky Reserve in Lake Tekapo. The naturalist’s best spot to see dolphins in World Heritage-listed Milford Sound. Trying your hand at churning butter before devouring freshly baked bread overlooking the Waikato countryside.

Sit back and dream a little, starting with our favourite Australian and New Zealand tours below. All the complicated stuff? AAT Kings will take care of it. Join them on a fully immersive, multi-sensory, off-the-beaten-track adventure! And for a limited time you’ll save up to $1,000* per couple when you book via GrownUps Holidays on 0800 842 685.

Dine under the stars in the Outback

Fancy dinner under a billion stars, or are you wondering about natural wonders? Northern Territory has got you covered. First, the greens of South Australia’s wine regions; the eye-popping striations of Wilpena Pound; Coober Pedy’s lustrous opals; the Red Centre’s warmth. Finally, the crystal waterfalls of Katherine and Kakadu’s emerald hues await.

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Experience farm-to-table dining in Tasmania

Experience farm-to-table freshness and meet host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson. Explore his garden and property which is located east to Mount Gnomon. It is hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin. You’ll enjoy a tasting Tasmania cider in an orchard sweetness perfected with a centuries-worth of skill.

INSPIRED? Save up to $600* off per couple on GrownUps Holidays Perfect Tasmania 13-day tour in partnership with AAT Kings

Learn about local flora & fauna in Milford Sound

Hop onboard a cruise around Milford Sound with a Local Expert who knows the best waterfalls, where to spot dolphins and which rare flora is in season.

INSPIRED? Save up to $600 off per couple on GrownUps Holidays Southern Spectacular 10-day tour in partnership with AAT Kings

Explore both New Zealand & Australia

Want to experience all of the above, ensuring all your details are sorted. AAT Kings also offer a selection of tours that explore both New Zealand and Australia. A bit city, a bit country; sometimes beachy, sometimes mountainous; in the company of locals and Indigenous guides – AAT Kings 18-day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand guided holiday travels from epic Melbourne to Christchurch tour is diverse and dynamic. Traversing the East Coast of Australia, from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney and Melbourne, the tour also uncovers NZ’s North and South islands, where Auckland’s cuisine, Milford Sound’s grandeur and Rotorua’s thermal springs beckon.

INSPIRED? Save up to $1,000* off per couple on GrownUps Holdiays in partnership with AAT Kings Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand 18-day tour. Contact us on 0800 842 685 today for more information.

Article in partnership with AAT Kings. For a limited time AAT Kings are offering a discount of up to $1,000* off selected Australia and New Zealand guided holidays when you book via GrownUps Holidays on 0800 842 685.

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*Terms and conditions apply. Save up to $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) on selected AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys tours/holidays. Must be booked and paid in full by Dec 16, 2021. Offer valid for sale between Oct 5, 2021 – Dec 16, 2021, for select travel departures from Jan 1, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023. Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply. Please quote WILDAWAITS at the time of booking. Contact your travel agent or speak to our experts for more details. Updated 02 Nov 2021.