A combination of sparkling harbor shores, sophisticated restaurants, stylish shopping arcades, open parks, impressive museums and thirty-seven beaches, are perhaps a part of the reason Sydney was voted the “World’s Best City” by both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
Discover some of its magic as you arrive at your luxurious hotel in the center of Sydney, within easy walking distance of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Botanic Gardens and the historic Rocks precinct. Begin your romantic tryst — and recover from your jetlag — with dual romantic massages in your suite, then crack open a bottle of champagne on your balcony and toast the beginning of your romantic getaway.
What’s included: airport transfer, accommodation, dual massage, bottle of champagne
Considering its dazzling foreshore, there’s no better way to see Sydney than by sailing its harbor. Hop on board a 40-foot Beneteau yacht and set off on an unforgettable five-hour discovery cruise.
Admire the spectacular city skyline, sail past million-dollar mansions along the coast and regard the sandstone cliffs that frame the area. If you feel so inclined, go for a swim or snorkel in a picturesque cove or try your hand at fishing and then enjoy lunch on board with a setting of panoramic views.
Upon your return, you’ll have some time to freshen up, before making your way to the Harbour Bridge to climb one of its arches as the sun dips below the horizon. The gentle walk to the top will treat you to unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour. Reach the summit in time to watch the city transform before your eyes, enjoying the romance of the situation.
What’s included: accommodation, Sydney Harbour cruise, lunch, Sydney BridgeClimb
Of all of Sydney’s beaches, one has gained worldwide repute for its sandy shores, welcoming waters, lifesavers and cool café vibe — Bondi Beach. Visit this hub of beach culture, then learn to surf with a private class. The gentle waters will provide an easy and relaxing environment that’ll have you catching waves in no time.
After your lesson, take the Pacific Trail along the craggy cliffs and sandy beaches of the eastern coastline. Pass the quieter banks of Tamarama and Clovelly Beach and admire the pristine environment around you. Alternatively, make your way to The Gap at Watsons Bay, renowned locally for its stunning ocean vistas and the fancy cuisine at Doyles on the Beach Seafood Restaurant.
In the evening, stroll to the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Stop for a few minutes at the waterside Opera Bar and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and harbor views. Then proceed inside for an unforgettable opera, ballet, music or theatre performance.
What’s included: accommodation, private surfing lesson, Sydney Opera House performance tickets
Nothing quite compares to the insights of a local in-the-know. On your fourth day, a specialist guide will give you an exclusive view into the secret spots few tourists ever hear about or see.
Begin by travelling to the Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, where natural bush, valley lookouts and ancient indigenous sites will capture your attention. Walk among the native flora and admire engraved rock art and picturesque views over Broken Bay. Pause by the water to enjoy a gourmet lunch and the tranquility of the area,
What’s included: accommodation, “Secret Sydney” tour
Very little is as romantic as an idyllic tropical island, rich in secluded beaches, reef gardens and lush flora. Orpheus Island, which lies off the eastern shore of north Queensland, is just such a lovers’ paradise.
An easy flight will take you from Sydney to to Townsville, where you’ll board a seaplane and fly over the Coral Sea, low enough to admire the reef, sands and bursts of verdant plant life below. The scenic 30-minute flight will take you almost to the door of your luxurious beachfront room on Orpheus Island. Settle in, breathe the warm tropical air, gaze over the sea and breathe in the romance of the setting.
What’s included: airport transfer, 30-minute scenic seaplane flight, accommodation, dinner
The pinnacle of your trip has finally arrived – today will be your wedding day! Begin with a champagne breakfast in the morning, before getting ready to walk down the aisle at a secluded beach, by the edge of an infinity pool or on a pier over the sea. A celebrant and witness will preside over the wedding, while a professional photographer will capture your special moments on film.
After the ceremony, venture out to a romantic beach and enjoy an intimate gourmet picnic hamper, laden with fresh seafood, fruit, cheese, homemade bread and champagne. Sit back on a blanket and drink in the events of the day, each other’s company and a glass or two of bubbly.
At sunset, walk out onto the pier where a table will be set under the open sky, with nothing but the Coral Sea and the flickering of tiki torches and candlelight to distract you. Toast to your new marriage as you dine on gourmet dishes, watch the sun set and the sky fill with stars in your private world for two.
What’s included: accommodation, breakfast, celebrant, witness, photographer, gourmet picnic lunch, Dining with the Tides experience
Since it is set in a sublime paradise of reef, beaches and crystal clear waters, the dreamy Orpheus Island has many attractions — and distractions — for a newly married couple.
Spend your first day as newlyweds by going on an adventure around the island. Grab a picnic lunch, hop into a canoe or motorized dinghy and set off on a private expedition. Pass picturesque beaches and tropical flora, search for colorful fish and turtles, marvel at postcard views, visit Pioneer Bay to see a giant clam nursery and pause at a secluded beach to enjoy your romantic lunch for two.
In the afternoon, grab snorkeling gear and explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, which bursts to life with vibrant coral and fish, before making your way back to the resort for a gourmet dinner and perhaps a night tennis match.
What’s included: accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, use of dinghy, snorkeling gear and tennis court
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
To relax or not to relax? That is the question. Orpheus Island presents many appealing options — from languid glass-bottom boat trips, which allow you to see the reef from the dry comfort of a custom-built vessel, to scuba diving lessons for an unforgettable, interactive encounter with the reef.
You may prefer to take your final day on Orpheus Island slowly, by lying on the beach or cruising the open seas on a catamaran. Whisper sweet nothings to each other, as you drink in the tranquil atmosphere. If you’d rather get active, you could try your hand at water skiing, windsurfing or scuba diving. The entire island and all of its attractions will be entirely at your disposal.
Finish with a delectable degustation dinner, a dip in your private spa and one final evening stroll along the beach.
What’s included: accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, scuba diving lesson, water skiing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat ride
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Named after the coconut palms that line its pristine beach, Palm Cove presents a serene, luxurious environment of picturesque seaside restaurants, deluxe spas and plenty of romantic spots for newlyweds to discover. A short trip will see you In your luxurious accommodation, debating how you ought to spend the res of your day. Stroll along the two-kilometer beach, take a dip in the warm waters or make the most of your lavish beachside accommodation by ordering room service and staying in.
What’s included: breakfast, private transfer, accommodation
The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder large and magnificent enough to be seen from space. However its crystal clear waters, vibrant coral gardens and multitudes of tropical fish are far better enjoyed up-close.
On day ten of your romantic getaway, board a luxury 78-foot catamaran and sail out to explore the most magnificent sections of the reef. Along your full-day journey, you’ll be taken to several different outer barrier reef sites, each chosen for its particular beauty and unique offerings. Snorkel or dive the crystal waters to meet vibrant marine creatures and see remarkable soft and hard coral formations.
Along the way you’ll be treated to a morning and afternoon tea as well as a delectable lunch. The vessel also boasts a full bar, so you can toast to your adventure while enjoying sweeping ocean and coastal views on your way back.
What’s included: accommodation, full-day Outer Barrier Reef cruise, morning and afternoon tea, lunch
One of the world’s oldest living rainforests, Daintree, boasts ferns and mosses that are among the earliest to have developed on earth. It is a world unlike any other and an important UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Follow an aboriginal guide through the exceptional area, passing ancient trees, verdant patches of tropical jungle and clearings where green mountain canopies meet the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea. Your guide will tell you of the bond between the indigenous people and the land and the significance of the rainforest. Learn about natural medicine, sample “bush tucker,” seek out shellfish and try your hand at spear throwing.
Your next stop will be the Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery in Mossman, where you’ll learn about indigenous art and have the opportunity to create your own unique souvenir. The adventure will finish at the stunning Niau Falls, where you’ll get to swim surrounded by the enchanting rainforest.
What’s included: accommodation, Daintree Rainforest small group tour, Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery
In stark contrast to the lush east coast, the area that lies just a few kilometers to the west, in the Far North Queensland Outback, quickly turns from the fertile volcanic plateaus of the Atherton Tablelands to dry grassy Savannah Country.
Explore this untamed corner of Australia as you set off on a 4x4 adventure. Travel through the Atherton Tablelands and see the famous Curtain Fig tree, which boasts an impressive 15-meter (49-foot) curtain of roots, before setting your sights on the Undara Volcanic National Park.
After a picturesque three-hour drive, passing sweeping plains and country villages, sip on champagne on a cliff top and watch the sun go down. After dark, meet with other visitors around a bonfire, to exchange stories of your adventure, then settle into a restored turn-of-the-century railway carriage for the night.
What’s included: accommodation, 4x4 tour
Aside from a multitude of native wildlife, the national park has one other attraction to recommend it — ancient Undara Lava Tubes. Formed some 190,000 years ago through a colossal explosion of a single volcano, the tubes are a large and beautiful tunnel complex.
After a native Australian breakfast, you’ll get to explore the curiosity for yourself as a knowledgeable guide takes you on a walk through a part of the lava tubes. Along the way you’ll learn how the tubes were formed and what makes them the largest of their kind in the world, before setting off for the east coast and the stunning beach scenery of Palm Cove.
What’s included: breakfast, accommodation, Undara Lava Tubes tour, return trip
A final morning stroll along the beach will end your northern adventure, as you catch a flight back to Sydney — this time as a married couple — and settle into a luxury room overlooking the harbor.
Spend the late afternoon strolling the Royal Botanic Gardens hand-in-hand, admiring spectacular views over the harbor and steal a private moment by the pond in the oriental garden.
In the evening, celebrate your wedding and honeymoon with a gourmet dinner — and a glass or two of Australian wine — at the award-winning Café Sydney. Aside from views over Sydney Harbour, the restaurant also offers some of the city’s best contemporary cuisine.
What’s included: accommodation
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, the good news is that you’ll embark on your return flight home with a new spouse and a wealth of unforgettable memories.
What’s included: airport transfer
Your wedding is destined to be the most special, important and memorable day of your life, but the honeymoon that follows should at least attempt to match its glory and significance. The 15-day Luxury Australian Wedding and Honeymoon Vacation will see to it that both are exceptional, by overseeing every detail — from the very first welcome champagne, to the exchange of vows on a tropical island, to an unforgettable honeymoon trip around Australia.
Begin your romantic adventure a few days before your nuptials, in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Sydney. A romantic dual massage and champagne will help you ease into a dreamy mood, while a luxury yacht cruise across the harbor, sunset Harbour Bridge climb, surf lesson at the famous Bondi Beach and a tour of Sydney’s picturesque coast will keep the momentum going.
You’ll then fly north to the exclusive Orpheus Island resort, which sits on the turquoise Coral Sea within close proximity to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. The following day you’ll exchange your vows on a white powdery beach, by the edge of an infinity pool or on a pier over the Coral Sea, then celebrate with a romantic dinner on the pier, under the open night sky. Your Orpheus Island honeymoon will comprise of snorkeling, diving, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing or just lounging back and enjoying the tropical paradise, after which you’ll travel to Australia’s oldest rainforest and swim under a waterfall, explore the charming seaside village of Palm Cove, cruise the barrier reef on a luxury catamaran and check out the remarkable Undara Lava Tubes in the Australian outback, leaving you with a lifetime of remarkable memories.
$11995 per person (excluding international flights)
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