For many couples the stress of wedding planning and the excitement of the big day leave them longing for a relaxing honeymoon on the beach. On the other hand some see their honeymoon as the holiday of a lifetime, and the chance to see and do things they may never have the chance to do again.
If you’re looking for action and adventure on your honeymoon, you don’t need to go very far to find it. Australia offers so many unique experiences it may be difficult for you to narrow down your options to just one location.
Here are five areas of the country you could look at for an adventure honeymoon, along with some of the activities you can find there:
Action in the Northern Territory
If you are looking for an action packed honeymoon in the Northern Territory, what better place to start than Alice Springs. Watch the sun set over Uluru, taka a camel safari, go climbing in Kings Canyon or follow the track of the Finke River in a four wheel drive.
Adventure on the East Coast
For an East Coast adventure that involves more than beautiful beaches, book a sailing trip from Cairns, go hiking through Canarvon Gorge National Park, take an underground opal mine tour, and relax in thermal hot springs. Meet back and white rhinoceros and other endangered species at specialist breeding zoos, hike down into the Jamison Valley, and take the world’s steepest railway back to the top.
Treasures of Tasmania
Discover unexpected treasures when you spend your honeymoon exploring Tasmania. Energetic couples could start by hiking at Cradle Mountain, while those looking to discover the island’s history could take a ghost tour through the ruins of Port Arthur. A swim in Wine Glass Bay is a must if the weather allows, and abseiling, sea kayaking and rock climbing are all easily available in the Freycinet National Park.
Wild times in Western Australia
Western Australia is full of attractions for the thrill-seeking couple, whether you want to go sand surfing along the Lancelin Dunes, or walking through the ancient canopy of the Tingle Forest. You could also tour the Ngilgi Caves, take a wine tasting trip along the Margaret River, climb the Bicentennial Tree in the Karri Forest, drive the Great Ocean Road, or relax with whales and dolphins at Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park.
Stunning South Australia
Activities abound in South Australia from hiking in Mount Remarkable National Park, to visiting the volcanic Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. Coorong National Park is a great spot to see pelicans and other wildlife. Follow the Stuart Highway, and sleep underground at Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world, or take a relaxing tour around the McLaren Vale area to taste the local wine.
Your honeymoon is the ideal time for unique sights and experiences, and an action packed adventure will ensure you have an unforgettable trip. Amongst all these activities, make sure you take some time to relax and unwind after the wedding, and enjoy spending time together as newlyweds. Try mixing an adventure tour with a few days on the beach to create the ultimate honeymoon combination.