If you have the luxury of a little more time for your honeymoon, the long flight to Australia will reward you with enveloping landscapes, cool cities, chic hotels and idyllic beaches.
The cosmopolitan buzz of Sydney is great fun. The city’s iconic harbour is alive with restaurants and bars, and provides a spectacular backdrop during a romantic meal on a private yacht. Laid-back, arty Melbourne is another of our favourites. Wander hand-in-hand through the city’s atmospheric arcades and alleyways, filled with trendy cafés, boutiques and unique street art.
From the Outback to the coast, Australia’s natural landscape is hard to beat. On a trip to the Northern Territory, you can watch the sun rise over Uluru together as a guide recounts the legends of the indigenous people. Then, at dusk, enjoy an exclusive desert dinner served beneath a canopy of stars. To really appreciate the spectacle of this rust-red landscape, stay at Longitude 131°. Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, the private tents boast views over Uluru – particularly breath-taking as the light changes.
If wine and food are of interest, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The Australians place an emphasis on home-grown produce, meaning food is fresh and delicious as standard. Some of the best wine tasting is on offer in Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley or the boutique vineyards of Margaret River. Tasmania’s sparkling wine is superb.
Both the east and west coasts have endless beaches and bountiful sea life. A safari camp experience in Ningaloo Reef promises encounters with red kangaroos and emus on land, and humpback whale and colourful coral offshore. Skirting the northwest coast, the famous Great Barrier Reef delivers world-class diving opportunities. Explore this sublime ecosystem amidst the five-star luxury of the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa.
Nearby Fiji is a wonderful spot to finish. Adrift for millennia in splendid isolation, this is a place where buildings are no taller than coconut trees and the pace of life is slow. Unwind on the beach, cruise to the coral reef and snorkel nose-to-fin with tropical fish. Meanwhile, the adrenaline of jet ski safaris, rainforest canopy tours and shark dives are never far away. This archipelago features plenty of luxury properties to pick from, though you can’t go wrong with Likuliku Lagoon Resort. Located on Maololo Island, Likuliku promises a warm Fijian welcome to your exotic beachfront bure.
Wherever in Australia you decide to spend your honeymoon, you’re sure to fall hard for this eclectic country-cum-continent. Speak to our A&K honeymoon specialists to begin planning your tailor-made honeymoon down under.