Australia is often to be found near the top of the list when many couples are considering their dream honeymoon destinations.
3 main reasons why Australia honeymoons are so popular:
- Great weather, with the option of cooling ocean breezes on the coast
- Beautiful scenery, and especially unique in the Outback
- Plenty of amazing experiences to suit every passion
But where to spend your honeymoon in Australia, what to do, and when to go?
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, and sits on Australia’s east coast. The Sydney Opera House is an iconic building, one of the world’s most spectacular works of architecture. You might splash out on catching a performance there, or splash out in other ways, such as a scenic Sydney harbour cruise, or with surfing lessons on the stunning Bondi Beach, which is probably the best-known beach in Australia.
Something a little different: If you’ve got a head for heights, why not take an adrenaline-packed sightseeing tour that takes you up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This adventure is sure to be a highlight of your honeymoon photos!
Best time of year for a Sydney honeymoon: September to November, or March to May. Both offer nice weather, but fall just outside of peak season.
The Great Ocean Road, Australia’s answer to America’s Pacific Coast Highway, is a beautiful drive to take with a hire car on your Australia honeymoon. You can get on to a nice stretch of the road just outside Melbourne. Ask your wedding guests to buy you one of our gift boxes, and you can explore other amazing experience gifts in Melbourne such as diving with sharks at the Melbourne Aquarium, or taking the Yarra Valley cider and ale trail – a great idea for foodie couples!
Something a little different: Phillip Island is just 90 minutes from Melbourne and a wonderful spot for wildlife enthusiasts. Watching the Penguin Parade at sunset is a heartwarming experience.
Best time of year for a Melbourne honeymoon: May to August, or November to March, when the sunny weather is at its mildest.
Even by Australian standards, Perth is fantastic for the outdoorsy couple. Its wild on the west coast, and fewer visitors arrive here than the more well-known destinations on the east coast. If you want to explore Australia’s magnificent natural environment then you’re spoilt for choice with a Perth honeymoon – think deep sea fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and watersports that range from jetboating and whale watching to swimming with wild dolphins!
Something a little different: Between September and December Perth is one of the best places in Australia for whale-watching tours. Pods of huge humpback whale migrate along the west coast during this period.
Best time of year for a Perth honeymoon: September to November, springtime, is a good time to honeymoon in Perth and admire the wildflowers in bloom. Winter, from June to August, is often rainy but refreshingly cool. You could also consider an autumn trip, between March and May, and expect generally sunny, warm days and cool nights.
While many people associate Australia with dry and dusty landscapes, in Cairns it’s tropical. The Daintree Rainforest here is reckoned to be one of the oldest in the world, and you can discover it on your Cairns honeymoon by trekking, canopy walks, or even picturesque gondola rides over the treetops. Other fun stuff for couples to do in Cairns includes thrilling bungy jumps, and exploring Aboriginal culture and history. But of course, Cairns is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, so whether seeing it by seaplane, scuba diving or snorkeling, don’t miss that.
Something a little different: A unique honeymoon gift idea is to take a seaplane flight out to Hamilton Island, where you can swim with sea turtles. Cairns is also a great place for other wildlife encounters, such as a cuddle with a koala!
Best time of year for a Cairns honeymoon: Queensland has two main seasons: summer, from October to March, which is sticky hot and often rainy, and winter from April to September, when it is usually a lot more pleasant.
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