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Australia

Australia surrounds honeymooners with natural beauty and excitement. Australia is vast, almost double the size of Europe, and the landscape varies from endless sun baked horizons, to dense tropical rainforests, to amazing beaches. Its cities, scattered along the coasts, blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors. In Australia your options range from exploring pulsating cities like Sydney, where you can enjoy a day at Bondi beach and then world-class entertainment at the Sydney Opera House; the outback, to see the visually stunning Ayers Rock; or, go to Cairns to SCUBA dive in the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. An Australia honeymoon is an adventure to an amazing place to enjoy with your new spouse and love of your life.

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What to do in Australia? Sail, snorkel and dive in the world’s largest coral reef system, surf some of the many reputable surf beaches, swim with dolphins, visit vineyards with great wine, observe penguins or sea lions on some of Australia’s islands, enjoy world class bushwalks and hikes through the rainforest, discover the Twelve Apostles giant majestic rock stacks, take a scenic flight over the Flinders Ranges, try out bridge climbing on Sydney’s famous Harbor Bridge, cast your eyes on the intriguing Bungle Bungles, discover the rich Aboriginal culture and don’t forget to check out Australia’s outback. Australia is known as an adventurer's playground, but if you'd prefer relaxation, you can do that too. There are many island resorts and miles of coastline where you can pitch a blanket and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Geography/Environment
Australia is the smallest continent in the world, but the sixth largest country and the only country occupying a whole continent. Three quarters of its land mass, lies in the Outback which has some of the Earth's most unusual scenery. This island nation is surrounded by several seas and the Indian Ocean. Its coastline measures approximately 23,000 miles. It extends for about 2500 miles from east to west and 2300 miles from north to south.
Activities
This island continent is misleading in that many people assume that it's the size of islands in the Caribbean. It's actually about the size of the U.S. Therefore, you need to pick a destination and stick with it. You can tour the rain forest and Barrier Reef in the north or experience the culture and beauty of Sydney and New South Wales, in the southwest. If you want to rough it, there's no better place than the Outback. While you're there, explore the mystery or Uluru. Overall, there are many special interest activities to choose from. Here is just a small sample of some of the things you can do... 4-wheel driving in the Outback, snorkeling, diving, bungy jumping, whale and dolphin watching, horseback riding, bushwalking, ballooning, snow skiing, camel trekking, cruising, cycling, fishing, golfing, wine tasting, and shopping. Whatever you choose to do, any of these adventures will give you a lot of stories to tell when you get home.
Climate and Weather
The Australian climate varies but has few extremes. It ranges from tropical in the north to average in the south. Because Australia is in the southern hemisphere, seasons there are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. The tropical region essentially has only two seasons: a hot, wet period with rains falling mainly in February and March and a hot, dry period. The more temperate regions of southern Australia have four seasons, with cool winters and warm summers. January and February are the warmest months, with average temperatures varying between 65ºF and 70ºF. June and July are the coldest months, with an average July temperature of about 50ºF. In the Australian Alps, where temperatures average 35ºF in southern New South Wales and the northern part of Victoria, snowfall is occasionally heavy.
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Australia Reviews
From charming Hobart to quaint Strahan then on to Cradle Mountain - you're in for a glorious treat. If you're comfortable driving on the other side of the road, then you'll enjoy this even more. We weren't, but found the way to be fun...
Horse Trekking in Australia ...
by Carmen Patricola last updated on 08/23/2013
Have you a long-wished for desire to visit Australia that ties in with a love of horses, please give me a call. I can help you add G'dyup to your G'day ! You would join triple Australian Olympian Alex Watson on a horse tour along the Sunshine...
The Best of Australia ...
by Carmen Patricola last updated on 08/22/2013
Always wanted to travel Downunder? Now's your chance to do so using my expertise. Australia is BIG - comparable to the US in size. When time is a factor - I can show you how to do amazing things in a two-week holiday. If you have more time .....
Great Barrier Reef
by Linda Smith last updated on 08/07/2008
The Great Barrier Reef can be viewed in many ways. It can be a day trip from the coast by boat or helicopter, but why not enjoy a magical stay on an island or a boat! You can snorkel or dive or even learn to dive. There are also glass bottom boats, viewing...
Secrets of Tasmania
by Linda Smith last updated on 08/07/2008
Tasmania is an island state of Australia south of Melbourne. It is one of the places in Australia I feel comfortable driving, even though it is on the opposite side of the road, because there is very little traffic there. If you don't want to drive...
Australian Wildlife
by Linda Smith last updated on 08/07/2008
If you want to experience the very different animals in Australia, I can direct you to where you can see them either in the wild or in sanctuaries where animals have been rescued and are being nursed back to heath to be released into the wild: you might...
Australia for your honeymoon
by Linda Smith last updated on 08/07/2008
I just returned from my 17th trip to Australia, from east to north to west coast. I am a certified Premier Aussie Specialist through Tourism Australia. I specialize in making your honeymoon customized to just what you want from romance to adventure (biking...
Sydney and Cairns
by Michelle Carbone last updated on 05/30/2008
What a great place to honeymoon! Sydney has lots of things to do - go see an opera or other event at the Opera House, and we can even arrange for a private tour and dinner before the show. Walking around the city is also a treat, and "The Rocks...