Australia and New Zealand effortlessly blend a myriad of honeymoon styles. Remote tropical islands, adventures into the unknown, elegant wine tasting and the exploration of iconic cities. Each stop is a unique celebration with a very different backdrop, whether it's Uluru, Queenstown, or Sydney. This 18-day honeymoon fuses the inimitability of six destinations, offering a romantic journey into the eclectic charms of a continent.
Sydney – Fine Dining Celebration in the City
Sydney knows how to entertain; a city that works hard and plays harder, the atmosphere encourages indulgence and relaxation. On a luxury honeymoon, it's hard to conceive of a more fitting first stop, as the city overflows with boutique restaurants, riverside cafes, famous beaches, and a balmy year-round climate. Touch down in the city and be transferred to a five-star hotel on the Parramatta River; a glance through the window and you'll see the famous sails of Sydney Opera House. It's a quick walk down to Australia's most celebrated fine-dining restaurant. Booked in for their signature tasting menu, they will bring the exotic flavors of the Pacific to your palate. This lunchtime treat sets you up for an afternoon of leisurely exploration in the city.
Sydney – Relaxed Day Amongst Sydney's Charms
Sydney – Exploring the Wonders of the Blue Mountains
Uluru – Watching the Sunset Over Australia's Red Center
Uluru – A Camel Journey to Kata Tjuta
Lizard Island – The Luxury of the Great Barrier Reef
Day 7 - 9
Lizard Island – Island Bliss in the South Pacific
Canterbury – Welcome to the Enchantment of New Zealand
Canterbury – Private Cooking Class in Quaint Canterbury
Queenstown – Wandering Along Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown – A Helicopter Flight Across the Fjordlands
Queenstown – Sensual Flavors on a Private Wine Tour
Nelson – The Green Delights of New Zealand
Nelson – Cruising Through Marlborough Sounds
Nelson – Relaxed Final Day Amidst the Vineyards
Nelson – Departure
- Celebrate in style as you land in Sydney with a tasting menu at Australia's most celebrated restaurant
- Relax amongst the charms of Sydney and Canterbury, two leisurely destinations that line the waters of the Pacific
- Journey into Australia's remote desert and watch the sun paint the sky at Uluru (Ayer's Rock) and Kata Tjuta
- Spend four days on a remote white-sand island in the Great Barrier Reef, to take in all its tropical pleasures
- Helicopter across the fjords of New Zealand and discover a white wonderland of ice sculptures and tumbling waterfalls
- Go wine tasting in some of the world's most serene regions, with private tours in Queenstown and Nelson
- Cruise through the sublime islands of Marlborough Sounds and wander along the quiet waters of Lake Wakatipu
- Enjoy sumptuous accommodation throughout and private tours that take you to the authentic heart of Australia and New Zealand
Your ideas of a dream honeymoon may include many different images. There are the classical tones of being alone on a remote white-sand island filled with indulgence, or dining at restaurants that always leave an impression. Reverie can also involve the adventure of exploring surreal landscapes that always imbue a sense of once-in-a-lifetime. Australia and New Zealand provide a unique honeymoon destination as they seamlessly combine all these paradigms. Over 18 days, explore six perfect destinations, each with an inspiring backdrop that's incomparable to the last. Journey to iconic cities, tropical getaways, the red desert, white fjords, and the green charms of rural New Zealand.
Sydney provides an indulgent starting point, a city that's always celebrated exclusivity and luxurious experiences. Dine at the country's premier restaurant and experience urban life, then days later you will wander hand in hand through the eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains. Then travel into the heart of the desert to watch the sunset over Uluru (Ayer's Rock) and take a camel train to the majestic domes of Kata Tjuta. Lizard Island provides a new landscape, a small tropical outpost that's part of the Great Barrier Reef chain. Quiet white beaches dot the island with incredible opportunity to swim out to explore the marine world. Much like the other destinations on this trip, Lizard Island offers absolute privacy combined with a sense of adventure.
Continue to New Zealand's culinary hub, Canterbury, where a private cooking lesson introduces you to the atmosphere and flavors of a country. Spend several nights in Queenstown, on the South Island and a tranquil landscape of rugged mountains and alpine lakes. Amongst the excursions is a private helicopter charter to take you across the Fjordlands to land at a remote plateau that rarely ever sees people. Exquisitely green and gazing out onto the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson provides the final stop. Like each of the destinations on the honeymoon, combine luxury accommodation with unique activities and the privacy that all romantic celebrations deserve.
$18,715 per person (excluding international flights)
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