Post # 1
Hey Bees, I need some suggestions.
FI and I had planned this amazing honeymoon. We were going to go to Mexico and for a cruise around the Caribbean, however, FI just got a new job and we aren’t going to have the annual leave time that we were hoping for, so we will probably have to have our honeymoon in Australia (We’re Australian). We will probably only have 1 – 2 weeks and I’m not sure where we should go.
After tossing around a couple of ideas ourselves, we were thinking maybe about travelling through South Australia and visiting some of the vineyards, or a log cabin in Tasmania.
Our honeymoon will be in April, so I’m not sure where is good at that time of year. But we live in QLD and want to go somewhere completely different.
Post # 3
If you want lush beautiful forests and mountains then come to Tasmania…I’m biased and live here LOL
http://www.peppers.com.au/cradlemountainlodge/weddings/ and in April there is a good chance of snow 😀
Post # 4
Are you against Asia for a honeymoon? I just ask because if you have 1-2weeks and it is such a short and cheap trip!
If you are deadset on Australia then I would go the log cabin in Tassie. We stayed at a house called tides reach once and it was spectacular.
Post # 5
My first post 🙂
I’m from South Australia and whilst the Barossa or Clare Valley region are beautiful, I’d agree with opting for Tasmania. We recently stayed near Cradle Mountain and it was lovely.
Post # 6
A friend of mine toured around Tasmania stopping in a little B’n’B’s along the way, it was such a beautiful idea, I’m tempted to do the same when the time comes for us to plan something.
I also love the idea of the Hunter or Barossa valley, or Margaret River in WA.
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Post # 9
@j_jaye: We’ve already been to South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand, so we don’t really want to go back to Asia for our honeymoon, especially since there’s so many places in Australia we haven’t been.
The plan is that the honeymoon will be a lot cheaper than we originally counted on, so we will be able to have a big Europe trip at the end of next year instead.
The comments about Tasmania are making me excited. I’ve always been scared of Tasmania since I heard some ghost stories when I was little. I guess I’ll just have to stay away from the haunted places….
Post # 10
Another Option could be to visit far north WA. Rainforests, crocodiles, beaches, warm water.
Post # 11
@jothecatlady: Port Arthur IS FANTASTIC…I had so much fun there (LOVED the ghost tour). I live in Hobart but was born in SA
http://www.stewartsbaylodge.com.au/ Is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed (spa suite)…right near Port Arthur
also another MUST DO is http://www.brunycruises.com.au/ (they do Bruny Island & one near Port Arthur)
Post # 13
@jothecatlady: where in Aus do you live? I personally would go north for the warmth 🙂 I seriously LOVE radalaide and had a fantastic time there & also went to the flinders ranges which were stunning! Tazzie is one of the very few places in Aus we’ve not yet visited. Might be a bit cold in April though.
my off-the-beaten-track idea …. Exmouth & coral bay WA 🙂 best snorkelling & you can swim with the whale sharks in April
Post # 14
@jothecatlady: We have two weeks off after and are doing a cruise that leaves from Sydney through fiji, vanuatu, myster island and a few others. Is that possibly an option if one is going?
Another option is NZ?
Post # 15
I visited Melbourne and Sydney. I love Sydney. I really want to go back. I have heard really cool things about Tazmania and Perth. I hope to visit someday.
Post # 16
Hamilton island is beautiful. It’s just off the coast, there is a lot to do there. I got engaged on a walking track there, went scuba diving on the great barrier reef, went to whitehaven beach, the weather was warm in may, warm enough to sit on the balcony in shorts and a singlet.. It was heaven! There are great resteraunts, shops, bars, gyms, beautiful beaches, I really can’t recommend it enough.
The gold coast is pretty nice too, the theme parks are lots of fun, and tasmania IS beautiful, but it will be cold at that time of year.