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Experience Destinations like a Local

Travellers looking to bypass the crowds in lieu of the magic of off-peak travel will be generously rewarded, discovering the very best of a destination like a local. With over-tourism continuing to put increasing pressure on destinations, AAT Kings, with over 100 years’ experience in selling Australia and New Zealand, recognises the importance of year-round travel experiences. Avoid the hour-long queues and discover a fascinating new side of a destination when you travel outside of its peak tourism season.

Autumn in Tasmania

They say if you want to know about the weather in Tasmania you have to ask every five minutes, with a range of weather changes possible no matter when you visit! Autumn (March to May) sits at the end of the peak tourist season in the Apple Isle and is a fantastic time to visit. If you’re a keen photographer, the autumn period is made for you. The deep greens in the trees start to turn into a mix of fiery red and gold, and photogenic hotspots like Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires are far less crowded. Experience Tasmania throughout Autumn on the 10-day Tasmania WondersGuided Holiday itinerary, combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce.

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Summer in Uluru

Uluru is a popular destination all year-round, but from January to March, the park gets a little quieter due to the heat of summer and the wet season rainstorms. Seeing the park during summer is perhaps when Uluru is at its most beautiful, waterfalls cascade from the rocks and the flora comes to life with fields of purple Parakeelya contrasting the red earth. The park is open longer from 5am-9pm to take advantage of the longer days and letting you maximise your time.  A must-do is the Field of Light sunrise tour, offered exclusively by AAT Kings. Wander through the 50,000 magical spheres of light and soak up the beauty before being totally overwhelmed by watching the sun rise. The sheer size of the famous landmark will blow your mind on its own but experiencing the changing desert colours while the sun comes up will be the ultimate Uluru experience.

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Winter in The Sunshine Coast

Situated just below the Tropic of Cancer, the Sunshine Coast enjoys a moderate winter, with the temperature hovering around 25 degrees Celsius during the day and cooling slightly overnight. Although always sunny, the tourist numbers dip after Easter till about mid-September in the Sunshine Coast.  Take advantage of the slow season and empty beaches with AAT Kings Tropical Islands and Rainforests Guided Holiday in winter. Included is a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting in August increases your chance to see humpback whales in the outer reefs, and Migaloo, the world’s only all white humpback whale is a regular visitor to the reef at this time of year.

Save up to $1,200 per couple on your last minute winter adventure along the East Coast with the East Coast Islands & Rainforests Guided Holiday.

Spring in New Zealand

With a chill still in the air, the shoulder season of Spring keeps most tourists away, all the better for you to take in the stunning native flora and fauna at its best! Yellow Kowhai trees, pink and purple lupins and bluebells will be in full bloom, making it the perfect time of year to see an array of natural colour and make a trip to the Hobbiton movie set! Spring is the perfect time to be outdoors in New Zealand, a country famed for its word class hiking and stunning landscapes. See the Best of New Zealand from coast to coast in 18 days, from the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand on this magnificent journey.

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