Can you help me plan a three week honeymoon to Australia?
August 14, 2012 1:15 PM Subscribe
Can you help me plan a three week honeymoon to Australia? Looking for general travel tips as well as recommendations for individual places to visit and stay. Thanks!
posted by Simon_ to Travel & Transportation around Australia (21 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Hi gang, I hope you can help.
We're looking at heading over to Australia from the UK for the last 3 weeks in November.
I'd ideally like to plan a trip that finds a balance between travelling and seeing as much as possible but also finding a few days to properly relax and enjoy something romantic and 'honeymoony'.
We're currently planning to fly into Sydney, but could consider getting flights back from a different area if it made sense with our itinerary. I'm aware that flights aren't going to get any cheaper, so am looking at booking them asap.
This will probably be our only visit to Australia, so although we realise there's no way to see it all in 3 weeks, we want to cram as much in as possible.
We get on well in cities, but also enjoy the outdoors, particularly hiking, kayaking and cycling. Neither of us dive (or have time to learn beforehand), but I've heard good things about the snorkelling. We enjoy food, wine and are keen to see the obvious tourist attractions. We don't have strong desires to avoid the tourist trail, but are not frightened of going off the beaten track.
What cities, areas, places or activities would you recommend? Any must-see sights, or ways of experiencing them? A coffee shop to die for? I'm interested in it all!
In terms of budget, I've got around 150-200AUD per day to play with. I'd like to come in on the lower end of that, although I'd spend more for individual activities or excursions that are worth it. If this isn't realistic, then let me know! Whilst I'd like to spend at least 3/4 nights in accommodation of a more traditional honeymoon standard, we're quite happy to spend the rest of the trip in either private rooms in hostels, or B&Bs. Enjoying our time there is more important to us than staying somewhere amazing.
All advice welcome! Thanks.