Not far from Rockhampton in Queensland, the Creed family reside on Langmorn Station, a near 150 year old working cattle station with the still-standing homestead built in 1873. The family have lived and run their traditional operation on this property since 1869 when Thomas and George Creed first arrived from England. Next year, the family will offer exclusive experience to kiwi guests travelling with AAT Kings.
With a continually increasing demand for more local, off the ‘tourist trail’ and culturally significant travel experiences, AAT Kings are expanding their series of exclusive experiences on guided holidays. Now including a broad range of holiday options in all areas of Australia including Guided Tours, Short Breaks and Day Tours, AAT Kings are the experts in Australia, and this is no surprise as they too have been operating for more than 100 years.
Next year, guests travelling with AAT Kings will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Langmore Station, spending time with the family for a tour of the historic and more modern side of the property and cattle farm operations. Complete with adorable animal interactions (such as a semi-tamed pet kangaroo) and a special afternoon tea in their garden made of traditional damper and home-made cakes, this experience truly is a step back in time for an immersive look at the rich history of Australia’s cattle country pioneers.
Langmore Homestead was listed on the Queensland register of historic places in 1992 as it is regarded as important in demonstrating Queensland’s history and because it has continued in the ownership of one family and is well documented, the homestead complex provides an uncommonly good and intact record of evolving pastoral property. The buildings are very intact, and the new sheds on the site have been constructed using bush pole frames and corrugated iron roofs in a similar manner to the original buildings. New work has been dated, continuing the family tradition that begun in 1873. Located in a scenic valley near Raglan, Queensland, Langmore Station is not somewhere that the average tourist would even know to look for, nor expect to become an absolute highlight of their holiday in the region.
With AAT Kings, guests can choose from two distinct styles of Guided Holidays to offer guests the perfect journey – First Choice and Best Buys. From travellers looking for a fully curated and seamless experience, to explorers wanting to discover their own special moments, or even first-time visitors ready to fulfil their ultimate sightseeing bucket list, there’s a style of travel that will suit anyone.
East Coast Islands and Rainforests is an AAT Kings ‘Best Buy’ holiday, meaning that your itinerary includes everything you need such as comfortable accommodation, transportation and a clever balance of service from AAT Kings staff with the ability to choose your own adventure. Including the quintessential checklist of ‘must see’ sights from Sydney to Cairns, your bucket list will be covered, there will be a handful of exclusive opportunities (such as meeting the Creed Family) and the trip has been designed to leave room in your budget for extra adventures powered by your own dreams. Exploring the epic eastern Australian coastline over a period of 12 days, this itinerary starts with a visit to Australia Zoo’s wildlife hospital, cruises to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, discovers the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and there are hinterland experiences too – like tasting premium wines in the Hunter Valley.
There has never been a better time to book, with Early Bird Savings to give travellers the opportunity to save 10% on all First Choice Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand, booked and paid in full by 31 January 2020. Contact your local travel agent or visit www.aatkings.com for more information.