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Off to Oz

Whatever type of honeymoon you desire, a trip down under delivers

Great Barrier Reef: honeymoon hotspot

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Reef

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Honeymoon hot spot: Some of the best reef-based honeymoon retreats in the world lie in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays are a stunning chain of islands just perfect for newlyweds looking for sun, sea and sand.

Check out Brampton Island set in a national park with 12 beaches and its own coral reef. Or check out Lizard Island, an award-winning getaway with 24 white sand beaches, 40 spacious villas and Azure Spa.

Best time to go: October, November, December for warm water temperatures and sun. January to March is the wettest time, though still warm.

A fun-packed honeymoon in Sidney

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Honeymoon hot spot: Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, makes a fantastic place for a fun-packed honeymoon. Built around the famous harbour, home to the famous opera house and bridge, there are also beaches, bays and a couple of national parks to enjoy too.

For incredible views of the city, stay at Grand Mercure Apartments, One Darling Harbour, which has funky rooms with hotel-style service plus some of the city’s top restaurants and bars are right on your doorstep.

Best time to go:The Australian winter; December, January, February, when the sun shines and the beach culture is rife.

Luxury retreat in the Outback

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Honeymoon hot spot: One of the most remarkable resorts in Oz is Wrotham Park, a luxury retreat for 20 guests situated in a 600,000 hectare working cattle station in north Queensland.

It may sound unromantic, but The Homestead, which overlooking the snaking Mitchell River is a fantastic place to relax after your wedding, either by the pool or having a go at some of the many activities on offer, such as nature walks, mountain biking, riding, cooking classes and even cattle herding if you’re up for it!

Best time to go: The dry season runs from April to October, the wet season from November to March, but temperatures are consistently warm.

Get into the mood…

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Tailor-make your dream Australian trip with the help of a specialist tour operator:

Austravel 0870 1662020

Audley Travel 01993 838000

Colours of Oz 0800 0112

Freedom Australia 01306 747002

Mahout 01295 758150

Click here to search our directory for honeymoons in Australia

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