Australia Honeymoon Advice!!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tankaxo:  I have never been to those island in particular..have lived in Australia..but I know that the Pacific Islands are amazing! You will not be disappointed…esp if you havn’t travelled much

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have been to most of those islands and they’re all beautiful. Isle of pines was my favourite purely because it was so relaxing and so so beautiful. I really didn’t like noumea but to be honest I stayed near the city but I have heard if you get out of the city it’s a nice place. the people are really lovely in both places though and I didn’t feel unsafe at all 🙂 

another place you could consider going to is the whitsundays? It’s beautiful there as well

enjoy your honeymoon!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My parents did that cruise and really enjoyed it. Loved the Isle of Pines, noumea not so much they said. That’s a South Pacific honeymoon though really…are you planning in doing anything in Australia too or just getting straight on the cruise? Good thing is the Australian dollar is dropping for travellers coming here! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@tankaxo:  Are you Australian? If not what part of Australia are you going to?

The first thing I thought was that Australians really don’t go on cruises in the way Americans do so be careful you aren’t on a boat filled with oldies. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@tankaxo:  Hmm well I strongly suggest you look closely at the cruise. As I said very few Aussies cruise, its definitely something the older generation do so make sure you aren’t on a boat with lots of older guests (unless you’re totally cool with that)

Another nice option might be to go to Queensland and sail the Great Barrier Reef. Spend some time in Byron Bay & Noosa before heading to the Whitsundays 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Which cruise liner are you using? I agree, cruises here generally attract a lot of old folk here, however I have been in cruises and there are always a few honeymooners and the ship does look after them 🙂 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely go to Queensland if you’re here in August – technically it’s still winter, but I wore jeans and a t-shirt out to Southbank in Brisbane today, the weather’s gorgeous!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

@tankaxo:  Your title confused me. The cruise you are taking is not in Australia, it is in the South Pacific.

2 years ago I would have said a great idea for the cruise as only 1 cruise line (P&O) sailed that route but now there are 3 cruiselines cruising that route at the same time and it is a nightmare.

The Islands visited are really small and no with more ships they are very crowded. they are also not the best places to visit in the South Pacific.

Honestly save the cash and spend more time in Australia or pick one or two Island’s in the South Pacific to visit instead.

Also what time fo year are you planning on going? I would just warn you of going at the end of the year (Oct-Dec) because a lot of schoolies (think spring breakers) go one these cruises now. I wouldn’t want to be stuck on a ship for 12 nights with a bunch of boozy, randy 18 year olds.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Those islands are actually considered The Pacific Islands and are not part of Australia (although they are realtively close – about 2 days in the boat to Noumea). They have all different currencies As well.  The Whitsundays in QLD are gorgeous and you can island hop relatively easy between them without doing a cruise. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FauxBoho:  +1

@tankaxo:  Title’s a bit confusing, if you want to spend some time on the mainland definitely think about travelling to the Whitsundays in Queensland, they are amazing and you can get more out of your holiday 😀 (I wouldn’t like being stuck with the cruise, especially with people not liking some of the places they go?) Also I think the above Bee is right about the SP islands and currency, not being AUD.
I’m an Aussie through-and-through and that’s where we’re spending our honeymoon!

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