Australia's people are warm and laid back. There is an undeniable feeling of pride in the land and its offerings. With possibilities for vacations in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, adventure is yours for the taking.
The Great Barrier Reef stretches 1,429 miles from Bundaberg to Cape York and is the world's largest coral reef. Washed by Pacific waters, this rare and stunning sight is in pristine condition. With 350 kinds of hard coral and thousands of different types of fish, the constantly changing views are a kaleidoscope of ever-changing color. The richness of hues and startling features of the fish will make you wonder if you are dreaming.
Western Australia is lined with luminous beaches and splendid marine life. You can dive with the whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins or explore the wilderness and sleep in the dessert under stars.
Swimming with the dolphins is an unmatched adventure. Imagine standing in the clear water as a dolphin swims toward you. Perhaps it stops to curiously stare at you, or rub gently against you before it moves on. Australians are protective and respectful of the dolphins. With goals of education, research advancement and conservation, they provide unmatched programs for contact with wild dolphins. If you are interested in these programs, be sure to sign up early, as these are popular and fill up quickly.
Bungle Bungle National Park, in Western Australia, stuns visitors with gigantic black and orange striped domes formed by years of erosion. These rock formations guard the park with their monolithic presence. The Aborigines have lived here for more than 20,000 years. With expert guides, you can hike in remote areas filled with kangaroos and wallabies. Underground mines, granite boulders and natives of the outback are all yours to see on your adventure.
You will need a passport when traveling to Australia. A copy of your marriage license is also a useful document to have on hand at the airport. Although English is the official language, you will learn many unique and entertaining local expressions. You may even master their wonderful accent.
The seasons are different in Australia, with the dry season running from April to October. The dry season is often considered the best time for traveling. The seasons by month for Australia include:
- Summer: December through February.
- Fall: March through May.
- Winter: June through August.
- Spring: September through November.
Australia may be a small continent, but it is the largest island in the world. A honeymoon in Australia can provide just about any type of experience amidst its unmatched natural resources and warm, caring people. With delectable food and plenty of drinks flowing, you will have an adventure to cherish and experiences to build a life on.