(Closed) Australia honeymoon advice please! Poll

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Which itinerary would you recommend?

    choice 1

    choice 2

    choice 3

  • Post # 2
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’ve never been to Uluru, but neither have most Aussies I know. As you mentioned, its quite expensive! It looks beautiful, but you can still have a fantastic trip without going there. 

    If you’re going to see the Whitsundays either way, y preference is Fraser over Port Douglas. Fraser is just so unique, and everyone loves renting an AWD and being a bit adventurous. There are also heaps of wild dingos which are cool to see.

    Port Douglas is beautiful but I didn’t find it overly interesting. More somewhere to just relax – so it depends on your holiday preferences.

    Post # 3
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I have no idea where some of those places are, but I was so excited someone was honeymooning in Australia so I had to pop in! We are pre-wedding honeymooning in Australia and our itinerary is PDX to Honolulu to Sydney to Cairns (so I can cuddle some koalas) back down to Sydney (staying in Bondi Beach)! We are going in December since it is their summer!

    Enjoy! 🙂


    Post # 4
    25 posts

    I’ve been the Uluru and it’s pretty breathtaking. There is an amazingly calm and spiritual atmosphere there. Definitely one of my top domestic trips around Australia and I’ve been to most of the must-see places (and live in Sydney). Would I go again though? Maybe if in the Fiance wanted to go but not any time soon. 

    Post # 5
    3589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Uluru would be something a bit different! I get that is expensive and out of the way though. My brother worked as a tour guide there and it looks wonderful. There’s also King’s Canyon, Ellery creek etc. Note that Uluru and Alice Springs aren’t the same thing, it’s actually over 400km away. If you book a tour though they’ll get you out to see everything. I would LOVE to go to Fraser Island, I would definitely pick that and the rainforest over Port Douglas (granted i know nothing about Port Douglas but it didn’t sound as cool as the largest sand island in the world)

    Post # 6
    7550 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I voted choice 2, as I don’t think Alice Springs is a must see, but it is very popular. As you said it is very expensive, I haven’t been there, it depends on your budget and your interests. Noosa is absolutely wonderful, I have been a few times and I love it!

    Post # 7
    5995 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I can’t choose between 1 and 3 but I would definitely recommend Uluru. (And the nearby Olgas).

    Take note that it is something like a 5-6 hour bus trip from Alice Springs to Uluru. You may want to consider doing a direct flight from Sydney to Uluru. (I just looked up a random day and it was $189 pp each way on Jetstar). Alice Springs and the surrounding area has some beautiful rock formations of its own if you have the time. But on a limited visit, I’d fly direct to Uluru (even though I’ve never done that myself).

    Post # 8
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Alice Springs is awful, don’t bother. Just get a direct flight from Sydney to Yulara (the town near Uluru) and see Uluru and Kata Tjuta (which is far more spectacular IMO). 

    For the other poster who said they want to go to Cairns to cuddle a koala, you can do that in Lone Pine in Brisbane 🙂

    Post # 9
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I live in Australia and Noosa, Whitsundays and port Douglas are a must. Forget the outback I think itinerary 2 is a lot more enjoyable.

    Post # 10
    4870 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    duchessfriedrich :  as an Aussie I’m just saying bondi beach isn’t the loveliest beach in the world…. Its famous but I much prefer a beach that is less busy.  The laid back beachiness  of bondi is cool though. The lifeguards are pretty spunky too…. so you may want to pretend you got caught in a rip!!! 😉 

    Post # 11
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee

    Aussie here. Have been to all these places in Oz and then some. 

    Uluru is unforgettable. The place just has an absolute magical aura which I cannot describe and which I have rarely, if ever, come across in my extensive world travels. It’s a must in my opinion. Do not plan to spend any time in Alice Springs though, just do Uluru and Kata Djuta national park – also a must. 

    I’m afraid you’re going to get a skewed result because lots of people haven’t had the chance or thought to go there. Do take that into account 

    I pick choice 3 but would skip Port Douglas and fly straight to Uluru effectively skipping Alice Springs as well. If you’re set on Port you won’t be disappointed, it’s quite a nice town and often there are dolphins close to shore – but it is a town, not anything too exciting or a must see so to speak 

    Post # 12
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m Australian & I would def say Whitsundays. Maybe you would consider Tasmania instead of Alice Springs / Uluru? It’s insanely beautiful & you would experience three completely different parts of our country if you did Tasmania – Sydney – Whitsundays. 

    Post # 15
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Tasmania is gorgeous – much more like New Zealand than it is like mainland Australia.  Cradle Mountain National Park and Port Arthur would be my two absolute must-sees there – but they’re not very close to each other unfortunately! Oh and MONA in Hobart – it’s a private art museum and while some of the art is controversial for controversy’s sake, a lot of it is amazing.  We spent a week there and it was great. Renting a car is probably the way to go there.

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