While a summer wedding and honeymoon are always attractive, winter nuptials are definitely something to consider. We're blessed here in Australia because there are stunning destinations that are best explored in July and August - and these amazing places are sure to provide a memorable honeymoon experience. Here at Flight Centre, we asked our Honeymoon Experts their recommendations for a special winter wedding or honeymoon.
Thredbo Ski Resort, New South Wales
The sight of power white snow imbues feelings of joy and excitement. So consider an alpine honeymoon this winter. For a ski-in, ski-out resort experience, Thredbo in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains is the perfect choice. On offer are a range of luxury chalets that can host wedding parties or just the special couple for their honeymoon. There are ski runs that suit all levels and dining options to suit all tastes. Executive Chef Chris Rutherford can also prepare a specialised menu to make the wedding all the more memorable.
The Cable Beach Club, Broome, Western Australia
While it might not be peak season for a beach break in the east, Broome on the Western Australia coast features glorious sunshine during winter. The iconic Cable Beach is one of the country's most revered beaches -the sunset is spectacular. Discerning couples will want to head directly to the Cable Beach Club, which offers a special package for honeymooners, which includes sparkling wine of arrival, transfers from the airport, a luxurious massage for two at the Chahoya Spa and Salon, romantic dinner for two and breakfast daily. After admiring the on-site Buddha Sanctuary, be sure to stroll along Cable Beach to Gantheaume Point for the magnificent views.
Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Northern Territory
As the rain subsides, Kakadu National Park once again becomes accessible for land based exploration. Make sure you admire the rock art at Ubirr and the magnificent waterfalls of Jim Jim. Laid out in a shape of a crocodile, the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn at Jabiru offers the perfect accommodation base within the Park itself. For dinner, head to the Escarpment Restaurant and Bar, where you can enjoy modern Australian cuisine prepared from locally sourced produce.
O'Reilly's, Lamington National Park, Queensland
For honeymooners seeking an escape that will invigorate the soul, head to the Lamington National Park following the official festivities. This beautiful reserve offers a multitude of hiking trails that pass by picturesque waterfalls and scenic creeks. Winter is the perfect time to hike because the air is cooler, making the experience much more enjoyable. And after a day's hiking, return to your luxury accommodation at O'Reilly's. This mountain retreat offers special packages for couples that may include dinner, massage and sparkling wine on arrival.
Longitude 131°, Northern Territory
Winter is the perfect time to visit the iconic Ayers Rock or Uluru. The magnificent monolith is sure to take your breath away. The service town for the Rock is Yulara and the perfect place to stay for a romantic escape is Longitude 131°. This eco-sensitive accommodation option features 15 self-contained luxury tents that present uninterrupted views of the landmark. After exploring the terrain, return to the resort for a beautiful dinner under the star-lit desert sky. Your three-course meal will be accompanied by the finest wines.
For couples who book their honeymoon in June or July with our Honeymoon Experts and mention this article will receive free domestic travel insurance*. Contact the Honeymoon Experts via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 405 158.
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