After saying “I do”, it’s time for the “happily ever after”, and for most people, this means a luxurious honeymoon. When you spend months preparing your wedding, the thought that you’ll get to enjoy some much-deserved rest is what keeps you motivated. Honeymoons don’t necessarily have to be luxurious, but it’s always a good idea to spend some time with your spouse away from everyone, enjoying peace, quiet, and a few well-earned comforts. Australia is a home to amazing and beautiful places, and here’s what you need to know when you’re planning to spend your luxury Australian honeymoon here.
When to go
Even though Australia is popular all year long, most couples prefer to visit during summer months, as December, January, and February are hot and sunny. Even though temperatures during winter months seldom drop below 15 degrees Celsius, people still prefer to go there when it’s warmer. This is especially the case with people from Europe, as winter in Europe can be very cold and harsh, so a trip to the sunny land Down Under is just what they need. There are even certain Christmas traditions which people from the Northern Hemisphere find to be charming, funny, and a bit crazy, for example surfing Santas and abbreviating the word “Christmas” to “Chrissy”.
Where to go
When it comes to finding the perfect luxury Australian honeymoon destination, it all depends on what you and your soon-to-be spouse like. There are so many amazing forests, mountains, deserts, beaches, valleys, resorts, national parks, zoos, and vineyards to choose from, that it’d be impossible to visit everything during a single trip. One of the best things you could do is to ask around for a cheap car hire in Australia and visit as many wonderful locations as you can. This will give you the freedom to visit many hidden valleys and beaches, to get to know the city (or even cities) better and to become familiar with the country and its people.
What to do
Depending on where you’ll be staying, you’ll find local attractions soon enough, but there are different things you should definitely see while you’re here. The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are among them, as well as the Great Barrier Reef, and Surfer’s Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast. You can go hiking, surfing, sailing, or snorkeling; you can ride a bike or walk through some of the most amazing national parks in the world. For those who prefer a bit more romance, there are also balloon rides over Melbourne as well as long walks at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walkway.
What to pack for your luxury Australian honeymoon
Once again, this depends on where you’ll be staying, when you’ll go to Australia, and what you’re planning to do there. If you’re going in summer, you won’t need warm clothes because these months are very warm and sunny, especially on the coast. Winters in the north of the country are very wet, though, so you’ll need waterproof clothes and shoes. Perth is the sunniest Australian city with almost no rain, but winters tend to be cold and rainy. Tasmania, on the other hand, is significantly cooler in the summer so you’ll need warmer clothes whereas winter can get pretty chilly and rainy.
How long to stay
There are couples who are more than willing to book a luxury Australian honeymoon with an agency and spend it relaxing in a luxury resort for about ten days. On the other hand, there are couples who choose to go hiking and camping on their honeymoon and find this to be the best type of vacation for them. Depending on how much money you and your significant other are planning to spend on a honeymoon and how much time you have on your hands, you can plan your vacation accordingly. Still, it seems like most couples prefer to spend ten days to two weeks away from home, as this is enough time to relax after exhausting wedding preparations and all the stress.
It doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Australia happens to be one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, no matter if we’re talking about budget or luxury ones. Still, in order to have a great time, you should always plan in advance and make sure you’ve got everything covered. Be well prepared and enjoy everything this wonderful land has to offer.