The wedding day is the most important day of so many people’s lives, but the real test starts right after: the honeymoon. You may have planned it months in advance, or maybe it was a surprise wedding gift, but one thing is for sure – you want it to be as romantic as possible. Whether you are local, or planning a getaway, many people are spending their honeymoon in the wonderful country of Australia. So what places are they choosing and why is this continent one of the best places to start your married life?
If you are a big-city couple and you want to start your married life with something upbeat, lively and urban – Melbourne is the place to be. You can choose from an array of top-quality restaurants, five-star hotels, romantic movie nights and wine tastings. There is always something to do and see, and if you want to slow it down a bit, the Botanical Gardens are a great place to enjoy a long walk. It’s perfect for any time of year, since there are plenty of things to do both indoors and outdoors, in any weather.
If you are looking for something more secluded, where you can be alone with your new spouse, then Kimberly is the place. Choose any direction, and after an hour’s hike, you’ll be met with breathtaking scenery. If you want to see more of what nature has to offer, take a tour around one of the national parks, or rent a bike and cycle through the valleys. It has no shortage of fine dining restaurants and vineyards, so you will be set for any date night you plan.
If you and your partner are wine lovers, you will definitely want to consider Barossa. It’s the best place in Australia for wine tasting and if you plan your trip just right, you can catch one of the local festivals, where you are sure to have a fun time. The locals will greet you like you’re one of their own, and the nature will make sure you want to come back for more. You can also explore the valley by cycling or hiking through nature. It is the perfect country-style destination, where you are sure to have an authentic, local experience.
If you want something truly all-inclusive, then Sydney is the place to be. You will be within arm’s reach of the gorgeous beaches, stunning nature and the busy nightlife, with plenty of time to explore the city during the day. Get a honeymoon suite in one of the top hotels and start your marriage in absolute comfort. If you want to make it extra special from the get-go, hire a chauffeur at Sydney airport, who will greet you, make sure you arrive at your destination in style, as well as show you around the city, recommend the best spots to visit and answer any questions you might have about the city. In a big city like this, you can plan out the entire trip beforehand, so you don’t have to worry about bookings and fees when you arrive.
This is the best location for a romantic getaway, as you can ensure yourself absolute privacy, going as far as being the only people on the island. If pristine beaches, turquoise water, and sunshine are what you’re after, then this is the perfect treat. There are plenty of water-based activities for you to choose from, including snorkeling, diving, and fishing. It is relaxing and will give you the chance to unwind and really enjoy each other’s company, which is what honeymoons are all about.
There are so many options that it might be hard to choose – but remember that you can always mix and match, starting at one place and finishing at another, or simply return for your one year anniversary for the next spot. You are bound to fall in love with Australia’s nature and landscapes because it truly is a country that has everything to offer.