When it comes to honeymooning, pretty much all the ideas are rather done and dusted. While it can be risky going too off the chart, sometimes the best romantic potions are brewed in untouched cauldrons. So, without further ado, let’s take a plunge into the twin country holiday in Australia and New Zealand and find out how to make a honeymoon extraordinary. Presenting to you, the 10 romantic experiences in Australia and New Zealand that guarantee a perfect honeymoon.
Island Hopping Across Whitsundays, Queensland
Dusks to die for, lazy mornings spent under swaying palm trees, crystal clear waters, and over 74 islands to choose from make Whitsundays the magical honeymoon spot that couples keep craving for. Flanked by the majestic Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays is a top Australian honeymooners’ destination for so many good reasons that it seems silly to even ask. Do check out Hayman Islands and Hamilton Islands for experiences that will leave you thirsting for more.
Beach Bumming At Byron Bay, New South Wales
The long coastline of Byron Bay is provided a great foil thanks to its dense rainforest coves that couples will find extremely hospitable. Stunning mountain vistas viewed from the coastline as you two sip a margarita or four, surfing lessons where you hold on to each other as you try to beat the waves, and sandy white beaches to bask in when the morning’s activities take their toll are some of the reasons why Byron Bay is one of the places you should be headed for whilst in Australia.
Australian Adventures at Cairns
Up for some adventure? Cairns offers plenty. From deep-sea diving, scuba diving and snorkeling to white-water rafting as you brave the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the ultimate delight for the adventurous couple. Once you’re done being a water baby, head into the interiors for a trek through the luxurious rainforests nestled within. Nights should be reserved dining in style at the award-winning restaurants in the area, and letting your hair down at the swanky nightclubs that are sure to end things at a high notch for the both of you.
Wander About Middle Earth At Hobbiton
If you or your significant other are Lord of the Rings fans, there couldn’t be much better to offer as a gift than a tour across the sights and sets of the award-winning movie franchise. Take in the bucolic settings of Hobbiton and experience what it must feel like to live as a Hobbit in his hole. Follow it up with an ale at the Green Dragon Inn where Pippin found his favorite brew, and luxuriate in the open expanses of the Kaimai Ranges as you are swept across sheep farms and old-school cottages.
Hiking At Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
One of the best things about Lord Howe Island is that it isn’t frequented a lot by tourists. So if you’re up for a blend of adventure and relaxation in serene climes far removed from touristy eyes, Lord Howe Island is the spot for you. Gaze at postcard-perfect views of volcanic peaks, sparsely populated beachfronts, thick rainforests that invite you to learn their secrets, and you’ll see why this is a honeymoon destination worth bragging about. Activities for couples include a hike up to the summit of the 875 meter Mt. Gower, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking.
Getting Outdoorsy At Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Well, there are several reasons why Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungee jumping and river rafting at the Kawarau Bridge, horse riding along its verdant meadows, and speeding through its rivers in a jet boat are just some of the varied opportunities Queenstown offers to its visitors. However, the pride of the place is reserved for a day spent admiring the stunning natural landscape of the pristine Lake Wakatipu. With the Southern Alps gazing back at you in full bloom, the Queenstown experience is romance par excellence.
Ice Walking On Fox Glacier
Take a chopper on to the top of Fox Glacier and spend a day cavorting around – albeit carefully – along the icy treads of this area. This is truly a unique experience to indulge in as the two of you wander about the sparse yet scintillating environs of Fox Glacier with ice picks in hand and crampons strapped to your boots. Spot actual kiwi birds, take the afternoon off for some horseback riding, and leave the evenings free for a dip in the hot pools to soothe yourself after an engaging day.
Getting Serious Fitness Goals At Bondi Beach
Not for no reason is Bondi Beach considered one of the world’s hottest beaches (and no, we’re not talking about the weather). As a parade of impossibly sculpted beach bodies stand proud across from you, we can see how this may be a rather unorthodox entry for a honeymooner’s destination. But it’s more than just a tourist hotspot – the great swells of the Pacific waters meeting the sandy shoreline of Bondi makes for a visual treat. Couples are certain to enjoy the vibrant nightlife that Bondi offers for all its beach revellers.
A Night At The Opera In Sydney
Well, it’s tradition, isn’t it? The Sydney Opera House is to Australia what the Eiffel Tower is to France. Perhaps one of the most defining skyline enhancements in the world, the exquisite Sydney Opera House beckons you to enjoy virtuoso performances within its hallowed interiors. Apart from the gleaming vistas offered across the bridge that flanks the Opera House, this experience is one to go right up top on the bragging rights’ manual for all honeymooners.
Go Art Hunting In Melbourne
Known as one of the best cities in the world to live in, there’s little that Melbourne doesn’t offer for every type of traveler. After all the rugged adventures and beach basking, it is time to sink in to the cosmopolitan delights offered by a truly world-class city. Find your feet towards the National Gallery of Victoria to get a gander of Australia’s finest international art collections. Some of the most renowned works here include those by Rembrandt, Monet, Van Dyck, and El Greco.
Salivating, are we? While each country is spectacular in its own right, together Australia and New Zealand pack quite a punch. So if you’re looking to mix things up whilst on your honeymoon, partake in some of these experiences and let your holiday become the stuff of romantic legend.