After seeing some of the most breathtaking beaches and landmarks during a recent visit to Australia, I only feel it fair to share these experiences with all of you. During the two weeks of traveling central/east coast of Australia, I discovered it was not only an amazing vacation getaway with your friends & family but perfect for wedding & post-wedding honeymoon celebrations! The private beaches, rainforest and sunsets are just a few of the unforgettable things you can share with your loved one. A few of our favorite spots included:
Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest) – We recommend this to those who enjoy the outdoors! This requires a full day from Cairns or Port Douglas of which you must drive and take a boat through the rainforest (you’ll get a glimpse of baby and adult alligators as well as see some of the oldest trees to ever exist.) As you continue the drive up the rainforest, it is essential to make a stop at Cape Tribulation. Hidden behind the narrow windy roads and tall trees, this isolated beach typically attracts no more than 100 people at any given time. The views to the Great Barrier Reef are spectacular and give you full access to some of the other amazing sites. The beach is mainly for sunbathing and surfing. In the evenings, you can take a sunset cruise which will keep give you even further access to the breathtaking sunsets and possible whale or sea turtle encounters! For those looking for a more private & isolated honeymoon experience, the Daintree Rainforest also has some upscale & B&B-type accommodations in the depths of the rainforest.
Coogee & Bondi Beaches (Sydney) – when you think Australia, you associate it with the beach. A 20 minute drive or bus ride outside of central Sydney will take you to these hip towns & beaches that give Sydney its additional charm. If you’re spending some time in Sydney, you can take out one day to visit these beaches while enjoying the shopping & restaurants in either town. For those who want a little adventure, you can start in Coogee Beach and follow the trail along the edge of the rocks and soak in the amazing views of the waters. After you work up a little sweat (about an hour walk from Coogee to Bondi beach) you can take a dip in the waters. Following some beach time, you can choose from tons of restaurants along the beach and walk around the shops in town.
Hamilton Island (Whitsunday Islands) – is one of the 50+ islands of the Whitsunday Islands. It’s a vacation spot for both Aussies & outsiders alike and is a prime location for some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Getting from island to island is a quick ferry ride where you will experience beautiful & quaint beaches and waters. Getting to the beach & restaurants is a short walk or golf cart ride to your accommodations. As it’s a small island, there are a limited number of restaurants and night activities, but that can be made up with the various daytime activities including snorkeling, sailing, meeting koala & kangaroos or just simply lying on a beach (a visit to Whitehaven beach and the whitest sand in the world will have you never think the same way about beaches!) For more details, visit the Hamilton Island page.
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