Great Barrier Reef: honeymoon hotspot
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
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
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…
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
Don’t forget to take…
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