Australia is a beautiful country, with a varying landscape to suit many needs. It is also an incredibly big country, so the first question you need to ask yourself is, ‘which area do I want to concentrate on?’
The north of Australia contains come incredible resort areas and some amazing tropical sights. If relaxation is what you’re after, Noosa is a perfect place to enjoy some sun, sand and water. As it’s a popular resort, it’s best to go here in the off-season, which is the Australian winter. The weather during this time is still very warm and possibly better. For more readily available accommodation and fewer tourists, head into one of Noosa’s suburbs, such as Noosa Waters, which often have canals or rivers nearby.
Not far from Noosa is the world heritage-listed nature reserve of Fraser Island. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is home to a vast array of Australian fauna and flora. Its beaches, pristine and white, feature quite a few interesting ship wrecks. The island also has a number of fresh-water lakes. There are a couple of resorts on the island but for a real chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, hire a camping package.
The Northern Territory holds many of Australia’s greatest natural wonders, all of which are worth a look. For a tropical adventure, visit Darwin. This city is completely different to any other in Australia and the locals are known for their friendliness.
If you want to take in the natural wonders of Australia, one good option is to take an overland tour for a few days. While you can travel by air to landmarks such as Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) and King’s Canyon, only by approaching the desert landmarks over land can you understand the magnificence of these natural structures, which seem to spring up from the flat desert land.
In Western Australia, the tropical town of Broome is perfect if you want to both enjoy nature and relax. On the edge of the beautiful Kimberley region, Broome is also right next to the Indian Ocean. Here you can enjoy blue waters contrasting with red cliffs and white sand.
In the south, you could choose to enjoy a gourmet honeymoon in one of the fabulous wine areas of Victoria, South Australia or Western Australia. Western Australia’s Margaret River, South Australia’s Barossa Valley and Victoria’s Yarra River regions are home to many vineyards and the nearby gourmet bed-and-breakfasts make tours of these regions a favourite with both locals and tourists.
Tasmania is Australia’s tiny island state and features lush greenery. Take a hiking holiday through the Tasmanian bush or stay in Hobart and sample the local wines and foods which make this city a gourmet’s delight.
There are plenty of great honeymoon spots all over Australia, so it all depends on what you want out of your honeymoon. Do you want some adventure, to commune with nature or perhaps just sit back and relax? Do you want to tour, or focus on a cosmopolitan getaway?
Once you sort this out, you need to answer two more practical questions. When are you going, and what climate are you comfortable with? These are vital to ensure your comfort and best enjoyment of what should be the most romantic time of your life.