(Closed) Honeymoon in Australia?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are also getting married in september, but have no idea where to go.  I just don’t think I could survive such a long flight!  I am from Boston.

I will be checking back here for more september ideas!

Post # 4
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Love Australia and have travelled extensively (unfortunatly for work).  My fav city is Melbourne- it’s got a great cosmpoliton/studently feel.  I would rent a car, drive into the Yarra Valley, go wine tasting. 

I actually think I’d drive from Sydney all the way to Melbourne-along the coast.  That would be awsome.  You could have lots of fun finding little B&B’s along the way. 

Post # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are going to Aussie, too! We are also getting married in September, but decided to postpone the honeymoon until December (when the weather would be better.. I think). We were told to check out Sydney (of course) and the Great Barrier Reef. There are other parts of Aussie to check out, but its such a trip – depends on how many days you will be staying there.

Is Melbourne far from Sydney??

Post # 6
484 posts
Helper bee

Hi All, As a an ex-pat currently living in Sydney, I can give you some advice suggestions for an Aussie holiday. To answer one question already: Sydney is about a 12 hour drive from Melbourne (direct on the highway, coast would be MUCH longer), and while the coast of Australia is beautiful, I would save the drive for the Great Ocean Road (in Victoria). Other things to do in Sydney area; day trip in Blue Mountains, Climb the harbour bridge (cliche but GORGEOUS at night), Vineyards from here are in the Hunter Valley.

One piece of travelling advice someone passed on to me was to skip the “big red rock” (Uluru) in Alice Springs. It literally is in the middle of a very big country and is expensive to get there. And while beautiful, looks like it does in all the pics you see. Plus you’re not supposed to climb it because aboriginals find it offensive if you do. Anyone I’ve ever talked to that went, said they could have skipped it.

December is better in terms of weather, since seasons are flipped down here. But school holidays go from mid-Dec to end of Jan so travelling might be more expensive.

my email is [content removed] if anyone wants to send me more questions! I can give lots of suggestions for restaurants etc in Sydney.

Post # 7
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Australia is an amaaazing place! I would highly recommend Melbourne (very artsy, lots to do), Surfer’s Paradise (my absolute favorite stop on my trip), and of course Sydney. I would definitely recommend flying between cities if you are planning to travel around a bit. You will waste sooo much time driving around that it wouldn’t be worth it. I just flew from city to city, and planned out my trip as I went (I was staying in hostels, which I imagine you won’t be). 

As far as things to do, I found it best to just ask the front desk people wherever you are staying. They always have great knowledge of the place and events currently going on. In Sydney, I mostly shopped, visited the botannical gardens, went to Bondi Beach and went to the GIGANTIC farmer’s market/flea market. If you want to spend tons of money on excurions, there are plenty there! I found there was much more to do in Melbourne – museums, casinos, shopping, great restaurants, historic buildings, etc. However, I had the most fun in the smaller, coastal cities. 

Definitely check out Surfer’s (it’s on the Gold Coast), and I also heard great things about Brisbane and Cairns. 

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